Ulster Museum Tags not Labels - demonstration
16th December 2011
Areas: making of paintings sketches street art
Last weekend I was invited to do a street art demonstration in the Ulster Museum as part of the opening of Victoria and Albert Museum, London touring exhibition of Street Art and Tags not Labels.
I named the demonstration “Something out of nothing” as I like to create characters out of commonplace things. In this instance I liked the idea of creating something from the shape of a few clouds.
Below I’ve included some sketches, photos and a time-lapse video of the final piece ‘cloud monkey’.
In preparation for the piece, I simply drew a lot of clouds and then after a few hours reviewed the shapes and what they looked like to me. In this instance I thought the cloud looked like a sea turtle.
After a few more sketches I settled on this idea of a monkey. I felt it worked well as I could incorporate the Ulster Museum building into the piece.
Final piece ‘cloud monkey’, acrylic on board, Ulster Museum.
Artist David McClelland with the final piece ‘cloud monkey’.
A step by step video of the artist David McClelland (aka TWEET, David Creative) painting ‘cloud monkey’ at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.