Mum and I have been dying my papiermâché ‘dungballs’ that I made some years ago – ones that had decoration applied to them but which were never quite resolved. I didn’t imagine that we would be recreating juicy looking blueberries, about the size of plums. These uncalculated, organic moments of creation make me so happy […]
Two weeks of long sunny days, have enabled me to keep glueing, gessoing, waxing and dying, with ease. I completed the task I’d set myself, to make 30 shapes a day for 30 days, and I now have 900 shapes in varying degrees of completion. Making shapes in quantity like this, means that they take […]
A variety of recycled papers laminated together, making strong and quite substantial sheets, curving beautifully and simply to their own form.
It’s all about washing on the line. Whenever I lose my way with my work, I ask myself how to bring it back to washing and washing lines, then I find the way forward. shape – line – space – connecting points – movement – elements – universal – play
Playing with the paper circles, cut from one sheet – they are so tactile. … and then Sylvie came into the studio and joined in, I love it.
To make the most of the momentum that this season brings, and the sunny (drying) weather, I’m making 30 shapes per day for the 30 days of June. By doing this, the various processes that I take the work through, will become more structured, and build impetus, helping me to stay on track – something […]
Having recently come across the first drawings that led to the work I am doing now, I was reminded of how I began to establish the idea of the mobile sculptures. It seems an apt time to include here a brief account of this. In an attempt to see what would happen if I drew […]
According to Taoist philosophy, the development stage of the wood element is birth, where life ensues. In Spring, there is enormous potential for growth, renewal, change and expansion. It is where our ability to make plans and decisions, resides. Spring is a time to organize and set things in motion – calling to action, after […]
I’m starting my journal in the depths of Spring, reflecting on shapes that describe this season, before it moves completely into Summer. These are the original mobiles I made, embracing the wood element and Spring but they are the only ones that I have been slower to move forward with. In part, it’s because the […]
Work in progress, designs for angel > inspired by Calder, Braque and quipus