Thursday, 17 April 2014

Brighton

A trip to the city of my birth...in all it's camp, kitsch, and colourful splendour.

There was art everywhere - on the street...



In the architecture....



In cakes...


Chocolate...

and more cakes...


On floors...

And on rooftops...



On glass...



and brick...





In my arms. 


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Viriditas

My work is featured in this new anthology of women artists, presented by Magpie Magazine.
It is called 'Viriditas'. 



The chapters explore the various themes of the work and each contains interviews from all the contributors. I found reflecting on my creative process and imagery a revealing process - I'm grateful I had the opportunity to offer words as well as images. 



The works I have contributed are drawings which deal with sexuality, loss, life and death. 



I am particularly excited and honoured to be included amongst the beautiful imagery of other contemporary artists working and exploring today. 

You can buy a copy here



Friday, 4 April 2014

Puppet (slow) progress

So, my daughter changed her nap pattern. By 'changed' I mean drastically reduced it, and reserved it mostly for times when I'm out carrying her in her sling. But I have made a small amount of progress!

I have attached a rough torso and jointed arms. I've used foam because it is easy to carve, I can do a little bit and come back to it without needing to wait for things to dry etc and because I have a bag of ends that my sister gave. Free material!

I've made joints by hooking strong thread through wire loops. The thread and the wire can both be fed through the foam, which is another advantage of it. The only problem I can see is that it could tear if the puppet is not used gently.

I've altered my designed ideas a bit - I'm not going to make legs anymore as it will mean here people would need to operate the puppet. I want to be able to move her myself, maybe with just one other person.

So the next thing to do will be to finish her torso, create a central holding rod and hen make a dress...the dress will need to disguise her lack of legs so I will need a heavy material...


But now my sweet spawn awakens and so I must away...