Monthly Archives: March 2015

Further reflections on documentation.

This in some ways follows on from my ‘holding back on assignment 3’ discussion with Michele. She felt I was successfully collating and editing my way through the production of work, but need to pin down a methodology to work … Continue reading

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Making work inspired by 3’O’s.

Referring to 3’O’s Living Willow Sculpture. Again this piece was inspired by looking at some very simple line drawings and negative spaces. With this piece I used white acrylic, acrylic medium and home made charcoal. I built up layers and … Continue reading

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Making work inspired by No.1.

Referring to No.1 Living Willow Sculpture. In earlier conversations about my work and how it might sit, and what might be a uniting feature the idea of absence was mentioned. There are fragments, spaces, traces, erasure. I made these notes … Continue reading

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Reflections on these solar dyeing experiments.

These were very much ‘I wonder if I could…’ experiments that would explore further the properties and potential of working with willow. I do feel it has a lot of potential in terms of capturing something of the willow. I … Continue reading

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ThreeWillowTrees.

These 3 saplings from a twisted willow tree had also been bundled up for approximately 6 months. A similar plumy pink to orangey colour has come out, turning to various shades of brown. There are some very intricate, fine marks in … Continue reading

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OneWillowTree.

This willow sapling has been wrapped in linen, then layers and layers of clingfilm to maintain the moisture for approximately 6 months. There was a mixture of green and orangey tones, which later turned to varying tones of brown. There … Continue reading

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6 months on….

I can’t believe I have managed to leave these for so long. The intention being that the more time would allow for more colour to come out of the materials and greater definition of the remaining marks. I really wasn’t … Continue reading

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