My wonderful and exceptionally talented friend, Rachel Personett
I used to attempt making music… Lo-fi stuff, largely influenced by Jonsi & Alex, Helios and Stars of the Lid. I’d use my electric guitar, pedals, samples I’d take from videos, bongo drums, programmed midi files, out of tune pianos… anything really.
Anonymous asked: Hi Oliver, do you sell your self-portrait ? Thanks. Vincent
Hi there! I’ve never considered selling it, so it’s something I’d have to think about. Right now it is back in my family home and I am in Italy for a while still. I plan on having more paintings (and perhaps a new self-portrait) coming along soon, with the intention to begin selling and taking commissions in the near future.
Feeling nostalgic, I spent a lot of yesterday looking through old classwork and illustrations… these little dogs were for a hypothetical SPCA website (for which my ‘research’ included spending time with these pups, taking reference pictures!)
"The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."
I have one or two new pictures up on my Flickr
These were taken in the USA a few months ago
So yes, I am here in Florence. Studying here is a dream come true for me. I am so grateful, and though its only been 3 weeks, I already feel myself growing. I have made some friends, I have made some lovely meals, and I have seen some beautiful art!
I have a tiny netbook computer over here. No Photoshop, no camera (at least for now). This probably means that I will be quiet for a little while.
I want to do well here - I want to make the absolute most of this opportunity!
So I’m not gone, I’m just going to be busy for a while. I am keeping an online journal for friends and family, but if you guys are interested, you’re most welcome to visit oliverscarlin.blogspot.com, or my twitter account of course.
“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.”
~ Bill Hicks
Self Portrait ~ Oil on panel, 2012
I entered a video into the Sigur Rós music video competition. My boyfriend and I shot it on a busted-up old camera, while on an incredible road-trip through the south western states. It’s our tribute to adventure, nature and love.
I have just entered the Sigur Rós music video competition! After 3 nights editing with very little sleep, it’s done. We shot this during a road trip soon after seeing Sigur Rós for the first time, using a busted-up old video camera. I knew from the get-go that I wanted to make a video to the song Dauðalogn, and that I wanted to make it a personal tribute, something with an energy of gratitude.
If you like it, please help us get voted up!