A group show exploring our ‘Sense of Self’. A culmination of an exciting and challenging Hertfordshire Creative Learning project with Lonsdale School in Stevenage – working with pupils and staff to reveal personal voices, creative exploration and independent choices. This exciting show brings together work from the talented individuals at Lonsdale together with Digswell Arts Trust artists, co-curated by pupils, myself and the wonderful Alex McIntyre.
If you are anywhere near, do pop in and see the results of our explorations.
Of course, book sculpture, book arts, artist books or altered books have been around for a considerable time. I am inspired by many artists and having just been asked by a good friend to recommend some creative book viewing pleasure, I thought it would be good to share to a broader audience… so here are some of those artists that particularly delight me in this field sometimes with their concept, sometimes their amazing skill and craft and of course many with all those ingredients rolled into one!
I’m am so fixated by stop motion at the moment, and wonder if I should be paying more attention to this… perhaps dusting the cobwebs away from the camera and re- investigate my own practice in this field should be explored… ahhh, if only time would allow right now (and of course ability)!
Check out this amazing work from the clever stable that is Aardman with the incredible sand artists from sandinyoureye…
I always find a draw towards stop motion animation. It might be that I use this alot in my educational practice and the wonder and magic of seeing objects ‘come to life’ never fails to be lost on the wonderful young people I work alongside. That kind of delight is infectious.
Just found this one… delicious if not a bitter sweet outcome.
Ok, so I’ve been busy working with some amazing staff and pupils at a local special educational needs school exploring our ‘sense of self’? Really has been quite a journey which will culminate in a group show of pupils, staff and about 14 professional artists entitled ‘A sense of self’. I’m really looking forward to the show, a celebration of creative expression and diversity.
So here is a new work that I am submitting. It really has been interesting… when all my work essentially stems from personal experiences to focusing on oneself specifically, the dynamics of my practice shifted.