From time to time I read photography magazines and blogs in the vague hope I can pick up a few tips to improve my photography for my website and other publicity tools. It's my least favourite job because my photographs never come out as brilliantly as I think they will (I have never so much appreciated the skill of professional photographers!)
Oh well, this just makes my efforts look feeble! by Wenzel Jamnitzer, from his book Perspectiva Corporum Regularium (Perspective of Regular Solids) 1568, which is full of amazing images like this. WJ was a German goldsmith and artist - not a geometrician or mathematician as I would have imagined. Working in the Northern Mannerist style, he was a court goldsmith, clearly extremely skilled, and must have been very important.
A few years ago I dreamed up a work to be titled Objects of the Earth Celebrate the Birth of the Sky. It was to comprise 80 - 100 smallish ceramic objects arranged on a low table or plinth on the floor, or even just on the floor. These objects were to have earth-related shapes and the fact they were ceramic and made of earth was important.
THE WEEKLY: BINKY McKEE AND ME
Welcome to my blog where I share my work as an illustrator as well as occasional events from the week.
I illustrate under the pen-name of Binky McKee, McKee being my mother's maiden name. Binky was the name of every single cat my great-grandmother owned - about 40 of them during her life! It seemed natural to devote my more nurturing, colourful, story-telling work to the female side of the family, whilst practicing my art work under my paternal name.
Currently I am working on illustrating a children's book, and of course I can't resist an Instagram challenge such as Folktale Week or Inktober!
I hope you enjoy the work!
Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland