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UNION 1 – The Sunday

SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2019 Got up, packed, wrote a secret thank you note for my hosts to find after I’ve gone which I left in my room (I wonder if they’ve found it yet?), and went downstairs for breakfast. David […]

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UNION 1 – The Saturday

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019 I went downstairs on Saturday morning to find this spread that Lily had laid out that would make any B&B proud – pot of tea, croissants, fruit, yoghurts, jams, mini packs of cereal in a bowl… […]

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UNION 1 – The Friday

FRIDAY 11 JANUARY 2019 I was at work all day that day – facilitating an art group in the morning and then in the office during the afternoon. I left work to embark the hour and a bit drive to […]

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Seacroft Residency (UNION 1)

How do I even begin to explain? Honestly. Last weekend (11-13 January 2019) I officially began my UNION journey. I’ve been looking forward to it starting for ages even though I wasn’t sure to expect in the slightest. The first […]

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The decision to use Bronze

I have resisted bronze until now, worrying about the weight of history it carries and the fact it is so often overused – an automatic ‘go-to’ to add perceived value, whether or not the material is appropriate or needed.  But […]

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Patinas

Plain bronze colour is pale pink to yellow, depending on the type of bronze used.  A patina is simply a dye or chemical reaction added, with heat, to the surface to change the colour.  It is then sealed with a […]

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Sim cards

I wanted to cast a sim card as part of my thinking about data and how the objects and memory is stored. A bit tricky but one worked.

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A slow learner

Even after all these years I still feel that every time I make a piece of work or undertake another project, I learn something new… about myself, about my practice, about the way I make my work. Now at the […]

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Guided Tour / Performance

I did my guided tour / performance-lecture yesterday afternoon to a crowd of people who had booked on via the Brighouse Arts Festival website, free. There was a nice mix of familiar art scene faces and new people as well […]

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From there to here

Glancing back at my “Day 1” blog post, it was strange to see the beginnings of my plan for the Once In A Universe residency and compare it with this much more developed section of the plan which eventually acted as a […]

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Exhibition Installation

Yesterday was installation day. The blue baize boards had arrived and been put into position. I put the velcro on the back of my prints and decided which order they should go in, to the soundtrack of the piano being […]

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Countdwon to Exhibition Opening & Press Release

It’s my exhibition opening at Brighouse Library on Saturday! I’ve been working flat out all weekend and juggling exhibition prep with prep for another event I’m doing on Thursday: Interchange. I got my publication off to print on Friday, postcards […]

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Exhibition Prep and Final Day on Site

I sent 8 x A3 prints to the printers on Tuesday and spent yesterday writing and compiling a 24 page booklet to accompany my exhibition. It’s had two checks so far with some bits and pieces like typos corrected and […]

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Unctuous

“Argillaceous Marl contains from 68 to 80 per cwt. of clay, and consequently from 32 to 20 per cent. of aerated calx. Its colour is grey or brown, or reddish brown, or yellowish or bluish grey. It feels more unctuous than the […]

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Ochre History / National Recycling Week

Yellow ochre, FeO(OH)·nH 2O, is a hydrated iron hydroxide (limonite) also called gold ochre. From wikipedia: In Ancient Egypt, yellow was associated with gold, which was considered to be eternal and indestructible. The skin and bones of the gods were […]

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Day 6 on site 24/09/18

It’s my last week on site already! I started off at the skips and found a chair in mustard yellow. There were a lot of house clearances today and items included this rusty umbrella, a folding table and a ceramic […]

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Marl: a glossary of the ungovernable

Words and images from the development of an artist book, supported by an a-n Artist Bursary. An ongoing project concerned with mineral extraction, accelerated agriculture and sensation in scientific processes.

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Day 5 on site 20/09/18

On site today involved a discussion with staff about the brick building that appears boarded up. It’s currently used as storage but apparently was the recycling centre when the site was next to the municipal tip. The site manager found […]

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Four and a half years and it’s gone in a flash

The morning of 8th of September saw me in london for the Unlimited Festival at Southbank – a festival highlighting the best in disability arts and performance – mostly from commissioned work by Unlimited. But I had other things on […]

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Day 4 on site 17/09/18

Objects of interest from the skips today: Broken cellar door Kitchen sink from a kitchen refit Rocking horse given to the previous owner but ‘immediately trashed’ by her kids and too small for them anyway. File used to store important […]

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