Still mulling over Barefoot Blindfold and finding that the birds and birdsong seem to now pop up in all I’m doing – from working on a possible new piece of work with Gavin Wade to weeding the back border.
Good to also find out that other participants in Barefoot Blindfold are building the experience into new works. Final year fine art student at Loughborough University, Katie Murray, contacted me to say that she’s been making some bigger drawings / works using some of the techniques that she tried out during Barefoot Blindfold.
Her ‘blind’ drawings of burdsong during Barefoot Blindfold very much remind me of sonograms of birdsong. Well in a way they are – from bird through the air into her ear onto her brain down to her fingertips into the pencil crayon and on to the paper.
I’ve uploaded one of them to here – the originals will go up in the Landscaping Our Society shed (I refuse to call it the Landscaping and Gardening Society shed as it is now known) on Loughborough University campus.
You can catch Katie’s degree show at Loughborough University: