Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

Epic Doodles

I work in a pretty samey (it’s a real word) job. Every day, I get two buses to the building where I work, and every night I get the three (yip, buses are my new five-a-day) that bring me home. In between, I sit at my desk and talk, ever so enthusiastically, about mundane things such as water and bills… and I doodle. Lately, my listlessness has led to do more doodles then usual, probably due to sitting at a desk all day, but nothing like what you’ll see below. I wish. I’ve mentioned before that on leg two of my morning commute I read the free newspaper. Yesterday; I read a lovely article about the creative and cognitive benefits of idle scribbles; apparently it’s helps us retain clearer memories of the things being said to us if we are in a meeting or lecture. Fancy that..

Goodbye Old Cons, Andrea Joseph

The scribbler that really caught my attention  is seriously talented Andrea Joseph. Seriously talented. I’m actually quite jealous of her inky magic. Her drawings are detailed, skilled and evoke (for this 90’s kid) a real sense of nostalgia and affection for the objects she sketches.

I do have a bit of a “thing” for buttons, despite that, her attention to detail makes her button drawing exceptional.

You can view Andrea’s work on her webite, by clicking on any of the images (links) or here.

Ffffound! Andrea Joseph

Buttons, Andrea Joseph

For some pretty amazing comic book style versions of Darth Vader, and other doodle spawn check out Neil Hanvey.

So; this “samey” job has wiped me out somewhat, otherwise I would have done some more scribbley (also a word) research to include in this post, but alas, I have to rise again in just over four hours. I’m finally taking a well deserved holiday. When I come back I’ll be refreshed enough to tackle that ever growing list of amazing artists I’m dying to write about…


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This entry was posted on February 1, 2013 by in Art, Curatorial Practice, Graffiti art, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , .
Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, a research and curatorial project that explored various forms of sustainable practice. As a freelance curator she has worked with the Riverdale Hub, Myseum of Totonto/Art Spin and was the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto from 2014 to 2017. She has also co-curated exhibitions including JAYU's iAM photography project (2016 & 2017), Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014), and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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