Sampling

There has been no let up since the Knitting & Stitching shows at the end of last year! I’ve had to slam straight into gear and put my mind to the next (very busy) six months. Before the end of June I have two exhibitions to make substantial new work for (more on these later) and a workshop, Exploring Place, that is happening in an environment, about which, I haven’t previously made work.

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It is very important, to me, that the materials and processes I use reflect the environment that I am working in. Previously, the Exploring Place workshop has taken place in a coastal environment and so my support material doesn’t apply in this instance as it is taking place inland, in the mountains and woods of southern Switzerland.

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So, I’ve been out in the field. I’ve been exploring the beech woods of the Surrey hills, and the pinewoods that back the beach in Norfolk; collecting information, documenting it, collecting specimens and making work that evokes this type of environment.

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The students and I will be looking, listening and touching outside in the woods, and these drawings and small works reflect some of the ideas and techniques we will be exploring.

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6 thoughts on “Sampling

  1. Jane Mills

    I have a silkscreen made from a sketch of a thorny branch just like yours and some Cyanotype fabric where the revisit was horsetail – how very weird! After the course at In Stitches i fell flooded with ideas and ‘works’ to come – so thank you so much for your teaching then – I am sure the students will enjoy the European experience!

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  2. Linda Elder

    Your work is outstanding. I so enjoy seeing your drawings and process. Thanks for this lovely post.

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