This week in making started off with the first objects being similar in scale and thinking. Half way through the week I decided to organise the best I could my studio to accommodate more effectively the objects and materials I have collected over the years.
22/1/14 pendent, crystals, gemstones, glue, fimo, metal, plastic
23/1/14, pendent, leather, metal detector find, silver, coral, waxed thread
24/1/14, pendent, metal detector find, blur coral, leather, sand, flock, resin, gem stones
25/1/14, pendent, found wood, plastic, nylon, glue
26/1/14, brooch, mixed media
27/1/14, brooch, root, driftwood, shell, glue, paint, pin
28/1/14, brooch, Polaroid photograph and case, pin
My work is about following each piece and being intuitively
open to an unspoken dialogue that spans a breath of choices and unknown exit
points. My interest in memory is the makings of the complexities of a souvenir.
The moments captured with an object that creates a personal language. For me
being an artist is an act of prosaic looking that feeds
making for heterogeneous artefacts that confront
the real world, curated by movement of life that allows the work to be
witnessed in challenging surroundings. I see my work as an anthology of
objects, each being a unique incomplete tangible question that collects
personal provenance. What stimulates my work and research is the ongoing amassments
of stuff I collect and own. Obsessions happen without acknowledgement and my
inventory shows no boundaries to objects, just an attraction that I find it
hard to explain other than: we find each-other.