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.
For me being an artist is an act of prosaic looking that feeds making for heterogeneous artefacts that confront the real world. 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.