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It’s amazing how fast six weeks goes! Below I’ve just uploaded recent photos of my work this week so far….

Bold black and white flower series

Bold black and white flower series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oasis bag flowers

Oasis bag flowers

Marcus Linnenbrink’s work really inspired me to do my own psychedelic piece, so on Wednesday I made these retro flowers. The colour really pulsates against the white walls.  

 

Flower Power

Flower Power

 

Today was an exciting day, I had an interview with KCLR (radio station), and we discussed my residency at 72 and my work.

 

Later on in the day I was thinking about an exhibition I’m doing in the next couple of months, it’s a small group of textile artist’s exhibiting and we’re working on a theme “we share the same skies”. I started thinking about the project literally, what is in the skies?… and then I thought about birds, though hidden behind the naive birds I am making a statement on the environmental concerns we face today, and  show this through the materials I’m using(plastic bags).   

Wee Birds

Wee Birds

I’m in my fifth week now! Time has flown. Today I did some fashion pieces, only this time I challenged myself by limiting my palate to black, white and grey. This is very unusual for me as I use so many colours.

plastic bag necklace

plastic bag necklace

circular neckpiece, close up

circular neckpiece, close up

 

 

 

 

 

Today I worked on the wire drawings adding to what I had, having a lot of fun playing about with the pattern and shapes. I use nature as an inspiration and combine the images together to create my own random objects, their like little creatures and insects.

Wire Drawings

Wire Drawings

 

I was playing about with the lighting and got some interesting shadows.

close up

close up

 

Below is a piece I pretty much started when I arrived, and it keeps on growing. They’re off-cuts of the plastic bags. I thought they were too pretty to throw out so I started to pin them to the wall.  I’m going to keep on adding to it and see how long it gets!   

 

It grows and grows

It grows and grows

 

Today I started making “drawings” using wire and plastic bags. I used autumnal warm colours and simple line/pattern. I was trying to interpret natural objects such as leaves, twigs and pebbles in a naive way.

Wire Drawings

Wire Drawings

 

The work made me think of playful Miro drawings. I love the way his work is so simple and childlike.

miro

miro

 

 

I enjoyed using the wire it meant I could be inventive with the images, as its strong yet still delicate looking. I would like to play around more with it, maybe build up layers of the wire.

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