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I can’t believe the time is nearly up already.  Working  on finishing things a little bit now, trying to wrap it all up a bit.  I put my giant sketchbook pages in the window for a change in a way that only fragments of text can be seen and this seems to be catching people’s attention more than anything I’ve put in the window since the start.  I wasn’t expecting that at all! Maybe people prefer having something to read than to look at.

I also moved the ‘cut-out’ drawing from the back to the front wall, and I think it works better there. I’m not sure if that is because of the light or what it is that changes it here.

Day 26, 12 July

Thanks to Joanna for a brilliant and really interesting night where she introduced me to something completely new! Can’t to watch all the ‘Black Mirror’ series and the movie ‘They Live’!

Jane Ward hard at work making some lovely new prints

5th July: Jane having a look!

4-6 July

I found it a bit hard to concentrate on work the last few days; I think I felt a bit of an overload on art after the weekend in London! Because of that my installation work came to a stand still this week and it was mostly just print work I did.  Below are some images of the printing process:

Making a relief plate from mount board

The finished plate

Running the plate and paper through the press to get a print

Another layer of printing

the work station!

And then, back to John Street:

I managed to tear myself away from printing for a while to do some reading and research and came across a few interesting essays and quotes. One of these essays was on the ‘Symbolism of Place’  ( . It talked about how ,for the ‘ancient man’ all the natural places of the world were filled with symbolism.  For example the junlgle having a primitive symbolic aspect because our first ancestors, the hunters and gatherers,  would have seeked sheltered in the jungles and forests. The  forest is also one of the greatest symbols of place change and a threshold symbol.





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January 2021