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.
My kiln lid needed refurbishment and I still haven't got around to it, so the objects have never been made except as the odd maquette fashioned out of card or paper. They were to stand at rakish angles as though staring joyfully at the sky. who knows if this project will ever happen, but sometimes it's just nice to have a dream to go back to and have another ponder about from time to time. I made these ones from discarded print paper - they only just stand up. Here they are, teetering on the brink - just like my dream of a beautiful artwork.
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