Kathryn Campbell Dodd of Bird in the House reported in her blog on going to the 'On Collecting: Transactions in Contemporary Art' symposium at The National Gallery of Wales in December. The event was chaired by Gordon Dalton from Mermaid & Monster, facilitated by g39, and was part of the Contemporary Art Society's National Network programme for their centenary year. The event's purpose was to "investigate the market for contemporary art in Wales".
Living and working in west Wales. I am interested in the transfer or projection of identity from people to their possessions and their spaces, the idea of the 'ghost'; the way the object can be both infused with identity and subsume identity. There comes a point where the distinction between the the object and the user becomes unclear. In my own recent work I try to find and express the essential poetry of this relationship.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â "Cosy and edgy..." 2009