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andrew martyn sugars

Artform:
multidisciplinary practioner working as an artist, maker and forest school leader
Year:
2011-12
Location:
Derbyshire
Influences:
richard long
Social link:
Project summary:

” …. nature is wiggly….

everything wiggles.  

the outline of the hills,

the shapes of the trees,

the way the wind brushes the grass….

clouds

tracks of streams…..

it all wiggles.”

alan watts

 

 

i bridge between standing mindfully in a wood to wrangling code.  i'm excited by what possibility is nearby.

my practice is still evolving as i learn more about myself.  

 

what do i have happening ?  i'm in a rolling commission with the derby silk mill museum to document their museum of making development.  the format chosen to do this is non linear documentary.  i also facilitate sessionson the public programme for the musuem.  in january 2018 i facilitated three sessions of activities part of the drawn from teh land richard long artist rooms exhibition.  in a voluntary capacity i was part fo the team to set up stone ellipse.

the museum of making at the derby silk mill will have a schools programme underpined by steam - science technology engineering art and maths.  i'm transferring skills learnt as a forest school leader into the steam environment.

i have a digital playground made possible by needing to host the non linear projects.

i like to make yet want there to be nothing to show for this.  

like brian duffy - the work is the statement.

 

when i graduated the financial establishments had shown their hands and funding was widely seen as being cut.  undetered i decided that even if there wasn't funding there would be ways of doing the things i wanted to do.

this meant there wasn't vast amounts of accolades for what i did but i was doing what i wanted to do.

i kept a blog for a year in which i explored making submissions to opportunities.  i discovered that the work i did that year was of a result of face to face conversations.  it's only now in 2018 i am beginning to have some success with written submissions.

i learnt the value in connecting what you do with others.  as shy person this has been an eara i've had to put a lot of effort into.

i accept that i live at a time when climeate change and peak oil have become mainstream topics and watch while as species we negotiate with ourselves about what all this means.

i'm a bit compulsive with data.  i record things - i photograph things.

i try to convince our children to recycle, to keep showers to about 10 minute duration and to plan what goes into the oven once its up to temperature.  i watch as the necessary teenage rejection of elders is played out and continue to empahsise the importance of keeping a shower duration to 10 minutes.   i do all this because there is still choice.

i'm developing walks in a wood.

i like to carve and whittle - i've led a workshop on how to make a skulk of foxes.  i volunteer in my local park, helping to maintain the woodland.

the a-n platform is where i keep blogs about my making / art practice.  i find writing posts on this platform a good place to reflect upon the work happening and am sometimes quoted in tweets by the a-n blogs twitter account.

 

playtime is at http://www.andrewmartynsugars.me/project/time-place-space/

 

i'm dsylexic,  live in derbyshire with my partner, 3 children, and a dog  called florence.  

 

” …. nature is wiggly….

everything wiggles.  

the outline of the hills,

the shapes of the trees,

the way the wind brushes the grass….

clouds

tracks of streams…..

it all wiggles.”

alan watts

 

 

i bridge between standing mindfully in a wood to wrangling code.  i'm excited by what possibility is nearby.

my practice is still evolving as i learn more about myself.  

 

what do i have happening ?  i'm in a rolling commission with the derby silk mill museum to document their museum of making development.  the format chosen to do this is non linear documentary.  i also facilitate sessionson the public programme for the musuem.  in january 2018 i facilitated three sessions of activities part of the drawn from teh land richard long artist rooms exhibition.  in a voluntary capacity i was part fo the team to set up stone ellipse.

the museum of making at the derby silk mill will have a schools programme underpined by steam - science technology engineering art and maths.  i'm transferring skills learnt as a forest school leader into the steam environment.

i have a digital playground made possible by needing to host the non linear projects.

i like to make yet want there to be nothing to show for this.  

like brian duffy - the work is the statement.

 

when i graduated the financial establishments had shown their hands and funding was widely seen as being cut.  undetered i decided that even if there wasn't funding there would be ways of doing the things i wanted to do.

this meant there wasn't vast amounts of accolades for what i did but i was doing what i wanted to do.

i kept a blog for a year in which i explored making submissions to opportunities.  i discovered that the work i did that year was of a result of face to face conversations.  it's only now in 2018 i am beginning to have some success with written submissions.

i learnt the value in connecting what you do with others.  as shy person this has been an eara i've had to put a lot of effort into.

i accept that i live at a time when climeate change and peak oil have become mainstream topics and watch while as species we negotiate with ourselves about what all this means.

i'm a bit compulsive with data.  i record things - i photograph things.

i try to convince our children to recycle, to keep showers to about 10 minute duration and to plan what goes into the oven once its up to temperature.  i watch as the necessary teenage rejection of elders is played out and continue to empahsise the importance of keeping a shower duration to 10 minutes.   i do all this because there is still choice.

i'm developing walks in a wood.

i like to carve and whittle - i've led a workshop on how to make a skulk of foxes.  i volunteer in my local park, helping to maintain the woodland.

the a-n platform is where i keep blogs about my making / art practice.  i find writing posts on this platform a good place to reflect upon the work happening and am sometimes quoted in tweets by the a-n blogs twitter account.

 

playtime is at http://www.andrewmartynsugars.me/project/time-place-space/

 

i'm dsylexic,  live in derbyshire with my partner, 3 children, and a dog  called florence.  

 

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