Working on pieces of paper following a suggestion at a tutorial near the end of term: tracing paper, harsh pastel paper , fragile tissue paper and whats next? I am experimenting with new ideas taking sections of earlier work within the range of the female body but just taking sections or part of the form, the … More pieces of work in between terms
This has been a complex time for me, with a couple of alternative beginnings. Still inspiration has come, if at times a bit slowly . So after those several moments of doubt I went back and started again. The Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Hauser and Wirth Somerset has been a tremendous source of inspiration My … More End of term
I visited 2 areas during the weekend showing works for Somerset art weeks Frome where I saw Andrew Palmer’s Creation theme with starts remembering aboriginal star maps and Kristen COoke photographic memories Forsaken of empty houses see http://www.rooklanearts.org at Pilton on Sunday at the Pilton Tithe barn magnificent textiles Cadace’s mosaics and totems photographs of … More New term
Arising from my body drawings I’ve taken if you like glances and excerpts from the larger work, framed them and used colour in my lines. I had been at a bit of an impasse so it’s a relief and a bit of fun!
I have found this exhibition of Louise’s work really encouraging,and evocative, prints botanical and humanity, textiles and sculpture addressing the psychological, made in the later part of her life ie 80s and 90s! and working through her life and experiences as she always did. The wording alongside the printed image above’ I’m losing my mind, my feeling, the … More Louise Bourgeois H & W exhibition
Whilst returning to work on body drawings I have also been following up on medicinal botanical herbs that I became interested in, by the discovery of what I thought was a voracious weed at the bottom of the garden! Described by the Guardian as one of those that have come from overseas in Public Enemy No … More Weeds, Herbs or Bodies?
2 weeks ago I spent a 2nd week on the isle of Portland in Tout quarry working withLearningStone transferring once again a life drawing onto stone. Working with others in the group creating their own various different work was stimulating and encouraging. The direction given by instructors Hannah Sofar and Paul was at a helpful level … More Drawing on stone