I have finally resurfaced after another great show at Turn the Page in the beautiful and vibrant city of Norwich. Great crowds, beautiful works, interesting and thought provoking conversations and a chance to catch up with friends.
Now looking forward, it’s going to be a considerable time of change.
I begin a new adventure in September, studying for a second MA, this time in Arts Therapy. I have had an interest in this area for some considerable time and I am excited to be embarking on this new challenge. I am particularly looking forward to being back into formal learning, where I know I will thrive with the diversity of a rich educational experience.
It will be a busy time… I am looking forward to another show with the collective PAPER SCISSORS STONE at Obsidian Art in Aylesbury in October 2017 as well as developing new work for my third and largest solo show, ‘Finding Words’ at the stunning Parndon Mill early in 2018.
I am very excited, yet again, to have been invited to show at Turn The Page this year. This is always such an incredible event, with a broad range of artists all working with ‘The Book’ in a wide variety of ways.
I have again created some new work for the show, a few photos below to give a sense of what I’ve been up to.
Silence-Hidden Voices -detail
Silence-Bound – detail
Silence-Bound – detail
Come along and see… all artists stay with their work and it is great chance to not only see the diversity of work on offer, but also to talk to the artists directly.
This project was quite an eye opener in terms of the impact it has had on my practice. Bringing a side project to the fore, work that normally allows the mind to float and journey, exploring the recesses of the fabulous depths of the sub-conscious, rendered my wandering mind all but static and fixed. Yes, I did ponder new thoughts and little shards of creative light broke through to reveal potential new paths to travel with book pages briefly coming into view. Yet, I was far too distracted by the colours, marks and generally playfulness of my ‘aside’ to be able to see these paths clearly and completely.
The doodle cut became the focus not the side and my head is full of new little squares of joy to be crafted and carved into life.
I did however have this pop up today. Definitely referencing previous work but with a different flavour. I can see evidence of my journey with this.
I look forward to seeing what comes next… I thought I would know, but currently I have no idea. Scary and thrillingly exciting all at the same time.
In the meantime. I have decided to show the ’50’ alongside my other work in ‘the flesh’ at Art Fair East with my fabulous studio crew at Langley End Studio. Come along and say hi. Great city, super venue, exciting event!