▪in residence in-situ in-pendle ▪inspired responses ▪looking at the gates of paradise ▪not in my place ▪scratch the surface ▪stonepaperwater, and us ▪stories of chat moss ▪tell it to the water ▪ the owl and the pussy-cat
Deeply embedded into my practice is a desire to express my personal responses and thoughts to situations in a solid form, using materials and objects that are often imbued with their own rich history. Furniture and materials are re-appropriated conceptually to prick and tease, to encourage engagement in a new ways,
I savour the experience of feeling a book and the individual pages in my hand, the weight, the textured surface overlaid with marks; words, text, images used to pass on knowledge to others , . , it took me a long while to pluck up the courage to deconstruct them to create new forms. About the same time I was also developing my book making skills, creating new forms using folds, cuts, surfaces impressed with new form, images and words to convey my deep interest in the richness of places and response to names and titles.