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Playing the field

Following on from my large paper collages combined with paint, I have moved on for a bit to working on small archival pieces of paper. I was given a small bundle of these a few years ago when I did […]

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Staying in

Wet and windy outside so staying in and working in pen and acrylic markers, using roughly printed shapes on Chinese calligraphy paper with some of the ready-made lines picked out  and then an all-over drawing of leaf shapes in white […]

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What kind of artist?

At an event recently I was asked if I was making work about my experience of bowel cancer “or was I not that kind of artist”? I mumbled something very vague and said whatever I was going through would probably […]

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Decorative turn?

Well, stuck at home mainly, avoiding infection with treatment delayed for a bit due to low white blood cell count, I have carried on working with traces: marks made while working on another piece. So one piece literally generates the […]

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Helmets and leaf shapes

I’ve just done this small collage/drawing made from scraps from some cutting out of leaf shapes and the shape of a Greek/Cretan bronze helmet. I put it together because of the shapes but was thinking for a while what it suggests […]

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architectural plaiting

the last term on our course covered plaiting, none of us had realised just how much you can hate cutting up strips of bockingford paper into straight 1.5cm lengths but that is exactly how we started, so it could only […]

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Making it Public

The Thought for Food a-n professional development bursary was in part allocated to curatorial feedback and with a growing body of work, the time is now right to gain some feedback. For me, this is a vital part of the process, I […]

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The Contents of the Book (The Text)

I have been writing here in several posts about my latest work “346. A Journey While Staying As Still As Possible”: I have explained how the format, the accompanying model, the visuals and the contents of my book all are […]

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The general appearance of the scroll

The centrepiece of “346. A Journey While Staying As Still As Possible”, a piece of book art about my experiences during a difficult pregnancy with twins is of course the book itself. I described the format – a scroll – […]

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The Book Form

If you are not a book artist or a collector of rare books, chances are that in your bookshelves there will be very little else than industrially bound books, with a spine at which a stack of pages is held […]

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The Model

This is  a first blogpost in a series in which I want to share images and thoughts about my newest book “346. A Journey While Staying As Still As Possible”. It comes in an edition of 10, and along with […]

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Trying to go bigger…

This is work in progress I think – I’ve been trying to work bigger (approx. 74x140cms) and also want to see how I can use printmaking as a means of mark making and/or keep a sense of repetition but maintain […]

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Not just about work

It’s not always about work ….. Yesterday was about enjoying a BBQ in the fierce afternoon sun as a farewell party for one of the studio holders … But today it was back to work in the studio, trying out […]

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All go

It’s all go at the moment! I am one of 70 artists to have some work on paper in Afternoon Tea in Margate as part of the Margate Festival and curated by Chiara Williams and will be making new work […]

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Presentation

Wow! Not quite all change at the top (yet) … When I started the work for the festival I had a strong feeling that I couldn’t go on working in the same way as before so the opportunity came at a good […]

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Pink Spread, Blue Jimi

For a couple of years I’ve had this thing hanging about in my studio. It’s a paper construction made out of hundreds of small tubes of rolled up brown paper gummed strip ( I like low-tech materials). They are glued […]

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print, pen and pencil

Haven’t done a small collage in a while so here is one making use of some printed marks (yew) on paper from last year. I am feeling really out of sorts with all that is going on in the world. How […]

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re hanging the mental wallpaper…

This week I am re focusing on the experimental nature of the project – How, at every stage I still slip invisibly into new ideas and become too fixed on an end product/work defeats me but it happens all the […]

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