Monthly Archives: August 2014

Pushing ‘getting back to drawing’ a bit further.

When I finished this work I took a whole series of photos to explore the potential of cropping this down further to make new works. I selected 3 of these to develop. I will take the same idea of creating … Continue reading

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Object trouve.

Continuing with some experiments using willow as a stain. Here the fabric, linen, has been soaked in the willow stain and draped around objects that have been found whilst gardening. This has then been left to dry thoroughly. These do … Continue reading

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Willow group of 8

For each of the willows I made a collection of their leaves to incorporate into a group of de-collage works. Unfortunately I missed recording 2 of them. As with the previous de-collage works I cut small panels of MDF and … Continue reading

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Rooting willow circles.

What if…..? The possibilities seem endless. Now I’m wondering if I can grow my own cylinder! One of the things about willow is that it does seem to root very easily, so I was kind of intrigued to see if … Continue reading

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Solar dying/staining.

Whilst looking at the work of artist, Emma Riley, who works using natural materials, I came across the reference to solar dyeing. As I have been experimenting with staining using willow I decided that it might be an interesting method … Continue reading

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Colour in willow roots.

I collected some of the roots that had grown out of the bottom of pots in my ‘willow plantation’ and was stuck by the lovely colours in them.

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Plaster works

Having done some previous experiments with plaster and stain from the willow, I wanted to try and incorporate some physical material from the tree that would add another dimension to the marks made through imprints and traces left behind. I … Continue reading

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