Planted on a field of gold
by the broken and the mended
The piece known as ‘Made In England’ made by Emma Briggs was at first background noise , it was something that I’d seen at the museum and appreciated the idea and visual aspect of the piece. But at the time didn’t feel compelled to incorporate the piece into visual research. But as I started reading Lemon Man the image became to surface at the forefront, as my aim started to reveal itself . I intend to make a film that incorporates the intricacy of a mosaic.
Three characters are emerged as one
Lemon Man is written by a local author from Stoke-on-Trent, Mike Stone. The writer is only partially sighted, this aspect I believe shows through his writing it is like there is another sight/ dimension that is never written about, or put into words even in the best of books. Lemon Man seems to sit between characters Russell Hamilton and John he is the character that moulds these two separate entities , two pieces of ceramic made by two different potteries but made from the same clay similar to Emma Briggs ‘Made In England’ the mixmatch is sealed together by Lemon Man.
Russell Lives a fairly everyday life, but has a sleeping disorder which opens a gateway/portal into the other world in which John lives, John has been captured by a principalities his fate is beyond his control, and through tortuous yet necessary acts he is transformed into an Angel/Principality.
-Read page 49
Found object in Stoke- on –Trent I found the piece of glass in a space between where two shops meet. An ex deserted car park. The piece of glass on a bigger scale I imagine is part of a bigger rupture. I liked the rupture that created a new pattern. I tried spaying gold paint into the glass as a physical representation or reminder of how I aim to convey the ‘angel’ in the video/ performances as a singular rupture that spreads out and bonds the different realms of reality. However it smeared all over the front of the glass and did not seep into the cracks, so I have reverted back to the image and the idea.
Flashes of good and bad aspects and in-between subjective moments, fragmented found beauty, broken conversations ‘recon-joining’ the sparse pieces of the city.
Litter forms will be presented as sugar glass casts. Ephemeral and consumer friendly (edible) . The gold angel will consume this. Crunching glass rubbish between the teeth.
The cement will come in a form of a motif or the ‘in-between person’ that bonds the mosaic influenced film footage, the form will be something of an ambiguous form but with gold colourant. Each piece relates to a different surface and/or city.