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Sculpting Time in Water

I have undertaken professional development and mentoring with experts that supported me advance my arts practice. I have explored and developed my professional practice as an aquatic performer by researching business strategies with Joel Cahen, audio/visual practitioner.

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Evaporation

Evaporation has for a long time fascinated me as a way to represent death. It alludes to the spirit/soul leaving The last moments of life and gradual disappearance Continually present but unseen Here but not here We are all made […]

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Water saves lives

In this time of the coronavirus crisis, we’re being asked to regularly wash our hands to curb infection. If people are anything like me, this will increase our water usage just when we’re meant to be preserving it to save […]

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Water Insecurities

As someone who struggles with anxiety, and the mood dips that go with, the climate crisis affects my mental health – and, therefore, my wellbeing – greatly. I have some really dark thoughts that leave me feeling powerless. However, in […]

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Wild Swim, Wales

I went on a Creative Swim Day with viviennerickman.co.uk and this is one of the photos she took of me during the swim. Plunging into water in the environment as opposed to an indoor pool is just magical. And this […]

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Ingruttati Palermo, Manifesta12

Diary of my experience taking part in a project as part of Manifesta12. The related exhibition ran from 27 July – 4 November 2018

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The next phase

It takes time for experiences to settle and to become truly a part of your existence; your modus operandi. Studying for my BA and then MA was a gruelling, exciting time. Just getting through it seemed to take up all […]

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Reciprocal thoughts

On following a suggested link, from a comment on my last blog on studio space, I have discovered an artist who has some similarities with my own practice. A slight obsession with the subject of water. He seems to be […]

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Washed up

Flotsam is the term used for objects that float away from a boat, jetsam is thrown over board. Flotsam and jetsam get washed up, eventually.  Colourful pathways of detritus, signs of human activity out at sea, plastic mostly. Nylon rope, […]

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Stillness

One of the greatest challenges for me at the moment is of stillness. Being unwell and tolerating that, along with its unpredictability, brings it’s own internal activity – frustration, impatience, attempts to bargain and negotiate with an irrational unknown. Stillness of […]

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The Shed

Well I went to the inaugural Shed meeting of  UOS alumni… all a bit serious but am sure it will evolve into something more lively. Have decided not to go up on stage for an expensive handshake to collect my […]

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Next

This was the main exhibit at my final MA exhibition. It surprised me that people seemed to like the video which inspired the paintings. Is this the way forward? I think the subject of underwater floating fabric of the dress […]

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Chalk, salt, stone,

Cuckmere Haven shows water drawing through the landscape. Elegant curves and meandering lines take the shortest possible route. It helps me reconsider my own meanderings and wanderings, wonderings and shifts in thought. Water takes the path of least resistance. At […]

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Water drawings – Cave

For the last few days I’ve been drawn out into the August autumn that has shrouded the south coast, searching for mist. The view through the window suggests mist, yet when I reach the sea it is gone. A chill […]

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A series of impossible things

Fraser Island, an island build of sand. This lake is created from rain water alone. The trees growing up through this body of water seemed significant for me when I took the photo a couple of years ago in Australia. […]

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Light

The sun comes out behind me in the water and I am reminded of my fascination with the light in the shallows. I remember paddling on an island beach near Greece many years ago. The shimmering glittering shapes that slipped […]

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Disrupting surface

Immersion. An illicit immersion in a pool I am not supposed to be in. I am struck by fear, of getting caught, of the deep end. It is entirely irrational but the best ones always are. I spend some time […]

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Catching a wave

I spent a week in the studio at the De La Warr pavilion about 18 months ago. A whole 7 days. It was to be a heavenly chance to explore my return to Bexhill on Sea after a year of […]

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Wells Swim completed

The shoot at Wells over, I now have the task of working out how best to use the footage. My embryonic editing skills are being severely tested but with the help of a technician at UoS I’m getting there. The […]

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Above and below the surface

I’ve been in touch with Pells Pool writer in residence, Tanya Shadrick, for over a year now. Since almost the start of her project we’ve been excited by each others work, noticing similarities in process and interests. I didn’t get to meet […]

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Swimming at Wells

Follow this link to see more about Simon Faithfull’s work at Wells next the sea . Quite fascinating! http://wellsharbour.co.uk/na725.htm I’m excited to be attempting a video piece to add to my Fine Art MA exhibition. I’m primarily a painter but […]

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Under water drawings III

Drawings made at the end of a series of dives collecting data on biodiversity, counting indicator species in the Bay of Roses, Spain. On the back of my slate I began to experiment with, what I thought, was a better […]

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