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Ruminations on Identity

My current work seems to be about the insufficiency of self-portraiture to capture someone’s true likeness. The images of myself are only partial. From briefly glancing at them, I wonder what assumptions or judgements someone might make about me? Linked to this question […]

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UntitledSTB_HelenBarff
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Memory and Clothes, professional development bursary

Looking into connections between autobiographical memory and clothing, linking art and science through research and material investigation.
Image: Untitled (STB), 2011, plaster, 30 x 12.5 x 9.5 cm (cast of inside of clothing)

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Drawing in progress

To draw is to take time to pay attention to the presence of something.  This drawing is one of a series of metalpoint drawings based on photo booth portraits. My artworks tend to focus on themes to do with memory […]

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Pull of the moon

I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; yet when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence […]

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Itchiness and Comfort

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here In preparation for writing a proposal including an explanation of my work, I am reading “Stuff” by Daniel Miller, and “Material Memories”by Marius Kwint et al. Reading of the latter has again brought me to […]

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Epigenetics and Mark-Making

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  

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Spreading Falsehoods

“Because now that anyone is free to print whatever they wish, they often disregard that which is best and instead write, merely for the sake of entertainment, what would best be forgotten, or better still be erased from all books. […]

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Mothering as Art Practice

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I spend quite a bit of my time talking to artist teachers, and artists with other jobs, about the connections between life and practice, and having to make time for the practice. There is the […]

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The PHD and me

the account of a journey towards a Doctorate and towards fulfillment as a practising artist

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All the World’s Memory

Stills from Alain Resnais’ “Toute La Memoire du Monde” (1956) via www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0RVSZ_yDjs (Criterion Collection)  

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The Museum

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here It was Sonia’s idea, and as I write that, it sounds accusatory “She did it, not me!” I wish it had been my idea. But if it had, it would be a different thing… I […]

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Work Makes Itself

Thank you for your amazing feedback in response to my last blog post. The sincere and heartfelt expressions of support are gratefully appreciated. I had a break and a think and have made a new piece of work about the […]

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AWAY FROM HOME

3 days in Berwick-upon-Tweed for an a-n writing bursary, what a gift. Away from home offers a different perspective on everything – a critical adventure free from everyday responsibilities. Pushed into survival mode living out of the back of a […]

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Gloriously to meet the day

[email protected] yesterday, sans moi, alas, but my work is there, beautifully installed with that of 16 other artists, by Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis and Evy Jokhova. In the days leading up to the show I tweeted daily, posting tiny texts (without images) in […]

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Heirlooms, crocheted, follies you can fold away

Art-life continues after all: time for starting over, time for looking back. I am delighted to have been invited to contribute to this upcoming exhibition at a glorious space: COUNTER_FITTERS at Geddes Gallery curated by Sasha Bowles, Rosalind Davis, Evy Jokhova […]

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A Prompt and a Response

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here For the first time in ages, I’ve been feeling a bit of a stall in the way I write about my work. I have the work in my head, and in my sketchbook, but […]

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Danny house

Artist-in-Residence at Danny house.
Paper garments embroidered with thread, and memory, and words, and ephemeral imagery.
Overview: objectives/aims/funding
Stage 1: research
Stage 2: design
Stage 3: creation
Stage 4: exhibition

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Sketchbooks and the Nitty Gritty

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Going over old ground. I’m boring myself now! I look at the sketch book I’m working in and it all looks stupidly familiar. I dig out the books I worked in when Bo and I […]

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