Some more metal-y bits i have been working on. I have really enjoyed playing with the rollers as its quite a simple yet really effective way of getting the impression of fabric onto the metals surface, again to confuse the hard/soft qualities of the materials i am using. The wet blaster is also a piece of equipment i could become pretty obsessed with. I particularly like the effect it creates when using it on rusty metal.. It essentially cleans it back to shiny metal. The act
After a little evaluation of what i have been doing so far on the MA, i started to realise that something was missing in what i have been doing. I went right back to the beginning, to my first sketchbook and tried to pinpoint what it was that was lacking. I realised that when i started my work was going to focus on the idea of the relationship between elements/material ect. The relationship between two 'things', and so i have started to bring that back. I am interested in the
As part of a Artist in Residence position, i have been lucky enough to work alongside the very talent students of Derby College to create work for this years National Trust event. 'This year Sudbury Hall are working with Derby College to explore and tell the untold stories of the women of Sudbury Hall. In 2018 the National Trust as a whole is commemorating 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act, from the women on the front line as suffragettes rig
'An object that gives in is actually stronger than one which resists, for which reason it also permits the opportunity to be oneself in a new way'
- Max Kozloff 'The Poetics of Softness' I have consolidated some of my most successful experiments done so far in practical form in these new pieces. I have used metals mixed with the welding, stitching and beading, and also in most cases left the metal on in order to create more of a contrast between the hard and soft elements. S