Archive for August, 2014

coming next…

August 18, 2014

photos from Easton Art trail.  The chance to review ShinHan Pass paint.

Next Big Thing – 44 AD exhibition space, 4 Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN, sept 1st-7th, the bees knees…who are angie kinnear, alison harper, michelle dash, susi bancroft and me, present….artists at work. textile, video, drawing, paint…..

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Walcot Chapel May 2014

August 18, 2014

This May five of us shared Walcot Chapel in Bath, an old mortuary chapel long used for music or art, as a working open studio. We were three painters and two textile artists. My idea was to make a lot of small painted squares based on the green and white colours that are a memorable part of the setting, seen through arched windows, lit and changed by the different times of day.  Somehow that gradually changed – influenced by conversation and shared space.  I began to make imprints of flowers and gravestone script.

A whole set of Susi’s great grandmother’s widows weeds started talk – between ourselves and also with visitors – of widows, strong women, survival, relationships. Discussions about death and the nebulous nature of memory. A whole life often captured many years later with so few words on a gravestone.

I felt the urge to make small clay widows to live outside. Maybe not all so devoted or dutiful….

Thanks to Angie Kinnear, Michelle Dash, Ali Harper and Susi Bancroft for a week of inspiration.

August 18, 2014

walcot space

August 18, 2014

walcot dandelions

August 18, 2014

drying on stone 1

Scuptors Stone

August 18, 2014

sculptors stone

Ali and the widows weeds

August 18, 2014

ali and the widows weeds

The Widows

August 18, 2014

widows 1a

August 18, 2014

widows 2a

August 18, 2014

widows 3a