The painting you see before you is literally buzzing. It’s a good representation of my brain right now. I painted it with great emotion, inspired by a piece of classic Spanish cinema called The Spirit of the Beehive (1972). Bees […]
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The plan was to start posting from the start of this project but… great plans and all that. Here I am finally writing about it and we are almost halfway through. The summer of planning, recruiting and promoting the project […]
Notebooks and ideas gathering on the studio table
Chalk dust figures have begun to creep in amongst the stains and trees, gathering on the ideas shelf….it seems natural for them to reappear, and I am glad to see them.
Emily Jolley, Tania Rutland, Jenny Staff, Anna Twinam-Cauchi and myself are working towards an exhibition at Worthing Museum and Gallery in June 2019. Our focus is Cissbury Ring and I have been up there walking, idling amongst the Gorse, picking […]
Wind Drawing, Witterings A selection of wind drawings were taken to the KHIO Gallery Seilduken Gallery in Oslo in January 2019 as part of the Touching the World Lightly research week exhibition. TtWL is a collaborative practice based research project […]
The marks from the weather-rings drawings have been finding their way into my prints, along with the low tech drawing machines that Jane Fordham and I made for the Year of Drawing.
The latest episode of the Sadd Artist just dropped. Here I talk to Designer Mike Holdcroft about a collaborative painting we worked on. Hopefully this will provide some insight into the benefits of working with other creatives…enjoy!
Last time I wrote I was going back and forth deciding how I should approach the 2 large blank canvases that were resting against the wall in my studio. I finally decided I was going to approach one by using […]
Prints and Drawings 2018
Design is an integral part of the basketry course and our design tutor Louise Baldwin (a textile artist) has expertly led us through basic development stages from mark making through to planning of final projects. Louise is very good at […]
A daily-ish blog of spontaneous, graphic effusions of unrestrained mark-making, plus one descriptive word. This will be accompanied by an occasional technique log.
Everything flows and nothing stays, Everything gives way and nothing stays fixed, Everything flows; nothing remains, All is flux, nothing is stationary. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Heraclitus
AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Talking about the objects: Just talking about them does something to the way I handle them. I have knitted a vest for Hans, the doll without a hand, or rather, the hand resides elsewhere… It […]
In the last couple of weeks I’ve been back in West London working on the textiles project, and the group have produced some wonderful work. On the last day everyone brought cakes and sweets to share from all over the world (well […]
(Post by Mike Kann 06/10/2014) While on holiday in Spain, we planned to do a little workshop where Bettina could show me her artistic process and invite me into it. In the lead up to this we discussed our ways […]
Due to crazy weather we postponed our first meeting on 10 Aug to 16 Aug. During that time we did some admin work, set up a shared drive to put documents in and also put together some reading materials, which […]