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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.
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).
It hit me today that I’m in my third week, time has flown, only three more to go.
The last week and a bit have been great, but also quite frustrating due to having to complete the fashion show pieces. It takes time, so I know I have to be patient and get them right, but there’s also so much I what to do before I leave here!
I’m nearly finished the six pieces which is relief and I can start something new.
At the end of today I did a small installation, it was nice to do something non-practical again, were I could just have a bit of fun!
I’m using similar colours in my work, so I might change my palate tomorrow and use more autumnal colours, change as the seasons change.
I love the work done by artist Marian Bijlenga
Bijlenga uses horse hair as her medium and develops structures, that may be why she is fascinated by nature and observes in detail the way things grow. Her sources of inspiration can be found in leaves, twigs and branches from plants.
Monday morning arrive into number 72, was totally overwhelmed by the large studio space, then worry sets in how I’m I going to fill it all, as my work is small scale and quite time consuming, maybe this space is telling me to work larger scale!!!
I start my day by making a neck piece, I’ve got used with making products since finishing college. I think I was in my comfort zone, which I needed to get out of!
As the week progressed I settled in, feeling more relaxed. I started making a number of small installations. I use installation to express my ideas and then making items of costume jewellery inspired by them. For me the installation and product should feed off one another.
Colour and pattern are important elements in my work. I’m inspired by natural, organic objects, total contrast to the materials I use!