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.


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Object Keepers

"Remember, every object that is kept must have a keeper" Powell, R. 2005,

this quote for me trigger a thread of thinking, is it more important if the work is wearable making the object and the keeper in this relationship where one can not work without the other? and furthermore does the keeper need to know about the object being kept?
 cameos (the object and the witness)
sewn into the inside label of clothing to be donated to charity shops.
 

the safety of objects

experimenting with surface and the ideas of packaging this surface is a glue made from polystyrene.


Object Owners

a research tool asking participants to nominate an object that says something about their week with no annotation. this strengthened my research into the reading of objects and how this I a foundation to my working practice. these objects once documented were then wrapped in a copper skin and sent back out at random, creating a surface that could collect memory through degrade of materials.


Friday, 6 November 2015

Dust Collectors...

sticky badges worn my strangers collecting their experience with dust...

 

the same but differnt; the locket a surface treatment

my investigations into ideas of memory and objects and how we use things to document our experience has led no a number of experimental works looking at surface treatments. how when worn items can change thus collecting memory. this is a re-thinking of the idea of the traditional locket.

the kiss locket
 

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Construct Project

this is a collaborative group project on my MA. the ideas is collecting forms of conversations using the theme of construct.

my group decided to create an online live project using Twitter and Facebook. asking participants to change and contribute by manipulating an existing image (creative pass the parcel). the first image was a quails egg shell and my ink blot the 2nd...

taking this formula to change something I took existing brooches and added to them with the idea of donating them to a charity shop; thus the main conversation is the valuation... will they even make it on the shop shelves? ...