what i can report is that one of my images is now included in the library of images for the aa2a.net home page and i'm well proud of that and this week i have been on bbc radio derby's loud mouth feature again. the programme is available to listen to until next wednesday here. the programme discusses 3 topics that are chosen on the morning of the broadcast. i found the subjects quite emotionally challenging, so to ease that i set myself the challenge of saying the words "beaumaris pier" in the braodcast. please do listen to see if i was succesful.
i'm attempting to set up so show and tell/listen for the work i've been researching.
i've also started to research awkward via image making.
i look forward to sunshine and happier outlook.]]>
These ideas emerged on completion of a researched MA, in which I investigated hand felt making, and how this ‘soft’ material through shrinkage and manipulation could produce small sculptural forms more usually associated with ‘hard’ materials. Some of these forms were developed into jewellery, and wrapped with metal.
During the practical sampling processes which underpinned that work, I became interested in colouring and applying various surface treatments to the felts, and am now keen to re-visit, and develop some of those techniques. I aim to work on a much, much larger scale, using practical techniques and dye treatments which can be applied to the fibres at various stages in the process, including application to finished pieces.
I would also like to sample the fibres’ capacity for embellishment using the needle felting machine, and surface interventions of hand stitch and cutting.
The Aesthetic for this project has much to do with the colour and appearance of the Yorkshire landscape – huge skies, which form a constantly changing backdrop to its gentle undulations and broad sweeps.
I would like to produce at least one large flat piece and three large sculptural pieces which are interpretive of this theme.]]>