I have just completed two paintings ( A Noisy Bunch 1 & 2) especially for this exhibition, and can hardly wait to see the work by the other contributing artists! I have loved working within this theme, and feel like it might linger a little longer in my painting!! Flowers have always been a true love of mine – I’m absolutely no gardener, but really enjoy the pleasure of having them around me. It’s quite lovely to have my two finished paintings hanging where I can see them frequently!
I’d love you to come and check out the exhibition, if you are able to!
I spent a chunk of yesterday pulling apart electrical equipment to re-purpose LED lights, switches and wiring in one of my sculptures. It’s super exciting to think about using ‘light and sound’ with some of my work, but I still have EVERYTHING to learn…
(I’m a wannabe electro-geek!)
Regardless, I did manage to get the desired effect going on with this piece, ‘Safe House’.
I just need to construct the timber base for it to hover above (and hide the battery).
I DID IT!!!
All of the lino pieces used in these sculptures were given to me by friends and family, and all come from the homes of real people! I love that about each sample – they are worn, have scuff marks, paint splashes and other little blemishes… they have all been part of a family.
The piece of lino on the lower right of this image is from the 30s or 40s… unlike the other pieces, it’s design goes right through to the hessian backing – it was composed *of* the pattern, rather than being printed with a design after the sheet of plain lino has been produced.