This week has seen my making continuing to use objects I have collected and treasured over the years; such as the golden eagle feather on 21/1/14. Objects that I have squirreled away to use ‘for best’ have been dug out for a ‘now or never’ making approach.
15/1/14, pendent, reclaimed metals, resin, sand, nylon
16/1/14, brooch, silver, textile, wood, plastic, paint, safety pin, found objects
17/1/14, brooch, old brooch, Fimo, porcelain, plastic, resin, glitter, flock
18/1/14, necklace, nylon, copper, enamel, cotton, bone, ball chain
19/1/14, pendent, labels, resin, waxed thread, reclaimed metal
20/1/14, brooch, soft toy textile, glitter, glue, paint, copper, sea sponge, Selenite
21/1/14, brooch, brown paper, golden eagle feather, silicone, glue pin, crystal
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.