I have been warmly welcomed to The Print Shed (http://www.theprintshed.net/) for the start of my time as artist in residence there by Jill Barnaby (owner and artist) and Richard Bavin (studio artist based at The Print Shed).
Getting started at The Print Shed today I sketched in the grounds to get my bearings and familiarise myself with the setting. I would love the take this opportunity to get stuck into printing. I have a feeling there is a lot I can do in printing in my exploration of writing, listening and communication. The Print Shed is in a thoroughly rural location 6 miles from Hereford.
August is a disrupted month, productivity-wise, for me (and much of the UK!) being a holiday month. The time after the end of the college year and after Christmas tend to be very reflective times for me to take stock of where I am and where I want to be. I am trying to be less outright critical of my own every move and just make /paint when possible. I often think I haven’t done much, but then get the work I’ve produced together from the various ‘safe’ (!) places around the house and sheds and find there’s tonnes there.
I am working at breaking up text and seeing/altering what happerns with the gaps in between the fragments. The piece I did in Whitchurch in May/June this year is on my mind and I am curious about what these fragments might do on a large scale or on a 3D surface.
I need to decide which pieces I’m putting into the Young Open Exhibition at St Peter’s Church in Hereford in early September (any media) and Paper Fields exhibition in London, mid October, (works on paper).