Monthly Archives: May 2015

The making of Sequel II.

This piece was inspired by a work called Sequel 1967-8, made in latex by Eva Hesse. I saw the work when I was reading about Hesse and the image caught my eye as I had just managed to successfully make … Continue reading

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Planning towards a series of works.

In thinking about how to take my work forward in line with thinking about the idea of ‘absence’ I was sat looking at a previous work that I had done, and actually feeling quite despondent. Its like my journey through … Continue reading

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Reflections on reflections on reflections.

Continuing to think about my work and re-writing my artist statement there are many things going around in my mind. So in some respects I want to unload them here. I have gone backwards and forwards through my log, re-reading … Continue reading

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It started with a comment from a friend……

The comment I refer to was – ‘I’ve had a willow tree come down in one of my fields, do you want any?’ Well I had to at least take a look. I brought home a branch covered in catkins … Continue reading

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Growing tubes 2.

Following on from Growing tubes when all my specimens had sprouted, I wondered if they would make it through the winter. They are kind of looking a bit grotty, but now all 8 have sprouted- I’m staggered. An accumulation of … Continue reading

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More experimenting with printing from acetate.

Following on from earlier interesting results from my experiments with printing from acetate, I decided to try out using the photographs of my group of 8 willow sculptures. I quite like the effects achieved through the layering of the acetate, … Continue reading

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Charcoal dust drawing- Void.

This is one of a number of drawings like this I have made now. I have documented on video to try and illustrate the process of the making. As I was thinking about this in relation to ‘absence’, my mind … Continue reading

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Plantation coming alive.

The new willow cuttings that I planted back in November are just starting to sprout now. The first was Salix Sachalinensis (Sekka) around the 25th March and the last was Salix Purpurea (Purple willow) on the 7th April. They all … Continue reading

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Painting inspired by ‘Tophat’- willow sculpture.

In a way this work follows on from a similar piece I made earlier about ‘3’O’s’. I considered a number of photos of shadows trying to work out which might make an interesting painting. Since discovering that the charcoal process is … Continue reading

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Experimenting with printing from acetate onto painting.

In working on a painting intending to incorporate elements of one of the willow sculptures I decided to try and use acetate to transfer images of leaf shadows onto it- the painting didn’t work, but I found the pieces of … Continue reading

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