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Let it go!

I am carrying on making art using primarily 2 different processes. The first is using my usual photo montage technique, but then ripping the image up, collaging it on to a surface and then painting within it. The second way […]

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NO!!!! Not yet

Well I knew I’d change my mind. Started the reworking by turning this into a portrait instead of landscape. That seemed to help emphasising the height of the cliffs. Then I put in some lines and drawing…. I always say […]

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The end is nigh!

Eva Hesse Documentary at the ICA The screening of Eva Hesse at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London was an in depth journey of understanding the life and work of the artist. She truly dedicated her short life to her […]

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Stepping out of my practice & Sidney Nolan Trust Residency

I’ve recently been visiting exhibitions and exploring artists work in the flesh, Nairy Baghramian’s Scruff of the Neck at the Marian Goodman Gallery blew me away. The space itself and her material choice was a new encounter to objects that […]

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Organic Abstraction

I am heavily interested in the notion of fragmented materials and the organic matter; this is an endless focus in my practice through my choice of materials. The second work for my MFA show is a 7 foot x 4 […]

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Under Construction

The making of the show is well and truly under way; however there are some hurdles that are causing problems. I’ve been spending quality and intimate time with the work in a solitude space as I feel that this is […]

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Current state of mind

It’s been a few weeks since I last updated my blog; it’s been a busy month to say the least but I’ve had some exciting news and fantastic opportunities. Most recently I was selected as a member of The Royal […]

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Mona Hatoum: Exhibition and Artist Talk at Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum’s exhibition and artist talk at Tate Modern showcased a broad range of her practice and relationship with performance, sculpture and installation; how she addresses key themes and her choice of materials. What she focused on was how work […]

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New research…new direction of enquiry

The last few weeks have involved very little making but more reading and trying to form a basis and understanding of my practice. My interested lie in purely material and objects manipulation and defining space they coexist in. I began […]

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Practice breakdown

This term has been a struggle identifying my practice and the understanding of how to develop new work.  I realised that I need to explore and identify the properties of materials and processes and not refer to descriptive formations. What […]

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Authority as a female sculptor

I’ve been continuously questioning gendered qualities or associations that cross over in my work; the choice of materials and objects and the gendered qualities they become associated with. What is the tension between materials? What is the relationship between presence […]

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The decision to commit

I’m at that stage where the unpicking of my practice has begun and trying to piece it back together; in the hope of revealing those key concepts and focal points. After my tutorial with Davida on Wednesday, we discussed how […]

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My position as a female artist

This week has been an empowering, engaging experience of discussion based around female artists or seminars led by female researchers. On Saturday I attended the symposium ‘Perspectives of a Female Artist-Women in focus programme’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in […]

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The tension between organic and manmade

The group tutorial this week was insightful; it’s always interesting to get feedback and listen to how people observe and read your work. The discussion was about the work in general and what direction I could see the work taking over […]

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The process of play

  These are playful experiments with form using organic/ food substance materials; the pieces take on a life of their own and are placed in an awkward manner with the purpose intent of whether they will fall or remain in […]

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Challenging boundaries

  I am a painter currently studying the remaining 2 months of a Masters degree in Arts Practice. For my artist statement visit; www.laurelberry.co.uk After working for a large majority of time this year on board/cardboard/board no bigger than a […]

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Studio Envy

Catching up my newspaper backlog one article in particular caught my attention.When Orhan met Anselm. It’s a piece about Orhan Pamuk’s encounter with Anselm Kiefer in his studio in France. Pamuk is a Nobel prize winning author who for many […]

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My work published in In The City catalogue

I have recently had my work published in a new book exploring perceptions of the city on a global scale. ‘An Additive Mixture #2’ was chosen to be printed in this zingy book which was published to coincide with an […]

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