Monthly Archives: January 2015

Response to Victor Burgin’s essay ‘The Absence of Presence’ (Harrison &Wood, 2003, pp1068-72)

‘What we see happening in art today is a return to the symbolic underwriting of the patriarchal principle by means of the reaffirmation of the primacy of presence.’ Burgin refers to Modernist art practice as being of a more specific … Continue reading

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Holding back on Major Project assignment 3.

Have had a discussion with Michele (tutor) regarding assignment 3 and mutually decided to put off having a full report for another 6 weeks. Pretty much the whole time since my last report has been emotionally difficult with various anniversaries … Continue reading

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Osier beds and Old Grandmother Willow.

These photos I took on an expedition down onto the Somerset levels searching for Willow Broom to make some natural inks from. The link to Roger Deakon’s book Wildwood is the language he uses talking about the trees that struck … Continue reading

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Solar-dyeing again.

Since my previous attempts I have come across a book called ‘Eco colour’ by an Australian artist called India Flint that comprehensively covers the whole topic of using natural materials to dye fabrics. I read it from cover to cover … Continue reading

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Revisiting work in press.

These are just a few examples of what I have in the press. I just took them out of the press to assess what was happening to them. Many pieces are very fragile, some of the papers began to tear … Continue reading

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The effect of charcoal making on tin.

  A side product of the making the charcoal has been observing what has happened to the surface of the metal tin it has been made in.

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Drawing in relation to the process.

In making the first form I recognised that to get better photos it might help to empty the tin onto a sheet of white paper so that I could record it photographically with distracting objects- what I hadn’t appreciated was … Continue reading

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