Monthly Archives: March 2014

More reflections…

In many ways I am still trying to find my way, but have found having the focus on the willow structures helpful in that I am able to get down to working quite quickly, whether I am physically working the … Continue reading

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Exploring other possibilities.

Tried similar method to willow, using strips of paper that were left over from a previous project. The printed matter relates to the flooding on the Somerset levels last year.           This comes from manipulating a … Continue reading

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Working to extend small drawings.

I have been exploring the possibilities in the small drawings I have made and trying to think about their potentials for making paintings. When I have been working with the willow, its appeal has been the level of engagement, which … Continue reading

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Drawing from the willow structures.

An example of the small drawings from the willow structures I have been making in my A5 sketchbook. This made with 2B graphic pencil.    

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Sketches in Willow

Along with the willow structures that I previously described, I have continued to do some work with willow, making what I now call my willow sketches, using both living and processed basket makers willow from the levels.

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Now for the doing…….

I have tried to give a sense of what I have been drawn to do. I intend to concentrate on the doing for now and let the reflection come later.

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The landscape that I knew.

It is ironic that the landscape that was to be my focus of study for its fragility in association with water and the threat of flooding, has again been flooded , worse that last year. I can not help but … Continue reading

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Water and rose petals.

  I have taken photos of flower petals in water before. There is something about what happens to them over time that has a fragile beauty. I have taken photos in an attempt to capture this elusive quality. It is … Continue reading

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Wrestling with the branches.

I have found myself spending a lot of time in my garden. Something that I have done for a long time is work with willow, both in order to make things for use in the garden, but also growing and … Continue reading

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Dark Mass Rising

Seeing Cornelia Parker’s Mass (Colder Dark Matter) 1997 in Maslen and Southern’s ‘Drawing Projects- and exploration of the language of drawing’ reminded me of something I had seen recently. In the weeks following our loss, my husband and I visited the … Continue reading

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