Continuing with my research, I've gone back a few years to some work I did on World War I, specifically an 'observation' made of a trench map and graphite paintings using that map as a basis for the work.
I've always liked the idea of using the map format as it articulates both the idea of place and of someone in that place. Combining it … Continue Reading
A while ago I made some sketches at Shotover Wood, tracing shadows with ink.
Thinking back to these and with regards the work I'm currently making, I looked again at these sketches and applied the idea of the quick, gestural painting to the patterns. The shadow paintings, like the related video work, were themselves about absence, of time … Continue Reading
Following on from a previous blog ('Patterns Seeping') I've been working on a few preliminary sketches using some fabric I recently purchased. The idea of the work is to show how when one is looking at an object (or any relic of the past), the mind tries to take that object back into the spaces it once occupied many years - maybe centuries - ago, … Continue Reading
With my latest set of tokens (for 'Missded' 4) I wanted to work with a few of them and try something new. As I've stated before, the tokens - the originals on which they're based at the Foundling Museum - represent an individual given up; an individual made absent. They were the means by which the mother could claim her child back if she were once … Continue Reading
I have some old paintings which have for many years been stored in a shed. I have nowhere else to put them and the shed is needed for other things. So having removed the canvases from the frames (the canvases were little worse for wear as a result of their not-ideal storage) I looked at the 'Missded' work I've done and wondered if they - the … Continue Reading
I've finally finished stitching the fourth in the 'Missded' series of stitched works which I began some time ago. The complete piece, prior to being cut into 'tokens' can be seen below. … Continue Reading
Progressing the images from my previous post, I've started to arrive at something more akin to what I had in mind from the outset.
The first in these three images in particular has the subtlety I am after, and, combining the three 'locks' gave me even more - something not entirely obvious once compressed for the web.
There's something … Continue Reading