A year long developmental project by artist Felicity Truscott supported by the National Lottery with a Grant for the Arts through Arts Council England.
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Woods to Where Else is a research project initiated by Stour Valley Creative Partnership to explore the ecological tension between nature and cultivation and to examine and question the identity of the woods as a purely natural and harmonious environment.
Had a wonderful day in The Kings Wood last week with fellow Woods to Where Else artists. It was such a luxury to participate in a workshop rather than organise, deliver or run one! So we were out in the woods thinking about […]
My aims in travelling to Mexico were to develop Conceal, working towards a publication including this project alongside two other bodies of work. I also wanted to share learning practice with organisations in these 3 locations and increase my international experience and […]
With Lee’s imminent return it was time to refocus on the project. I had been getting on with the weaving of the baskets which will contain the sound and doing odd bits of recording. But one night dashing home just […]
(Originally posted April 2017)
From Lee: My first day back in Corris has been excellent. Veronica and I walked to the local adits (mining bore holes), which were drilled into the face of a local defunct slate quarry. The reverb inside was excellent and […]
I had hoped to have posted about each of the pieces in the project individually but Christmas socialising, collecting work and struggles with photographic images saw my time just disappear this last week. So I have just put a gallery […]
For when there is dancing again is the first of a series of minimalist collages I have wanted to do for some time. One of them has been sitting waiting to be pasted and drawn/painted for over a year. Fear […]
“A Title Stolen From Another Painting” is more lyrical than my usual style, yet it has its origins in some black and white minimalist collages I did before I started this project. I wanted to make something less stark but […]
The title of And They Will Never Leave Me Behind, 32/50 Collages Before Christmas, relates back to number 26 in the series. It’s really a sketch for a much bigger work and I had been intending to try it out […]
Solve et coagula is the description of a stage in the alchemists’ process where everything that has gone before seems to pass away, to disappear into an unrecognisable fluid state then begin to reform into something completely new and original. […]
I’m really getting behind on posting about this project – I am not even keeping up with production on Twitter! The main reason is the lack of light and the lack of time. The images are really bad because winter […]
I find it interesting how two ideas can become one. The sprayed and cockled slotted paper was headed for another collage but got hijacked by this. Probably not ready the first time (29/50) is one of my favourites in the […]
Sometimes with collage you can find yourself adding more and more pieces: with this, 28/50 Collages Before Christmas, I found myself cutting smaller and thinner pieces and discarding lots – but they might turn up in another collage coming your way […]
Number 27 of 50 Collages Before Christmas is “It Was Ever Thus (But A Bit Different)“. I suppose it’s from my Tidelines work and has its root in my local Jurassic Coast, especially Charmouth, but these juxtapositions have become continual […]
I have a history with black squares and with lines – hand drawn but not ruled, sometimes less straight than I could easily make them – and with photos of lines. I don’t have a history with clips of nails, […]
I said I may not be able to post while I’m away but I thought it would be good to make an effort so here is After Meeting At Michael’s It Was Mayhem, number 25 of 50 Collages Before Christmas. […]
Just in case anyone is actually following my progress on this little 50 Collages Before Christmas project, I want to assure you that all is going fine. I have been steadily working on multiple pieces a the same time but […]
The quality of photographs for this project is mostly pretty poor and Mixing It With Maurice In The Morning, 23/50 Collages Before Christmas, is one of the worst. I haven’t got the time – or at present with collages in […]
Apart from two pieces cut from a catalogue, the materials of this are my drawing and painting on to various materials – either recycling other work that didn’t work or made especially for collage. The title for 22/50 Collages Before […]
I am working on a new project called “New Eyes” which will feature a series of photography, drawing and research which will be posted via blog.
Another direction and style for number 21, Making Up For Lost Time, using mostly my photography plus a bit of created acrylic texture complimented by found graphic material. Yes the bees are mine too!
The 20th of 50 Collages Before Christmas is “Gone The Days Of Rainbows”, a minimalist offering that harks back to collage work that I did a couple of years back in the way of studies for large paintings that I […]
The title of this piece, “Two Blacks Don’t Make A White”, apart from it’s playful aspect, is purely descriptive. It is not so noticable in this reproduction, but the upper and lower forms are subtly different blacks. The upper shape […]