Saturday, 23 August 2014

End of Residency

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Drawing Breath

Drawing Breath, my first solo exhibition, marked the end of my Gallery Residency at Bath Artists' Studios.

We draw breath as we focus on something intricate or fragile. Breath is a constant escaping entity that cannot last, just as time, or in truth anything, escapes us. This exhibition is a pause for stillness, capturing re imagined natural forms mid rhythm across pages, walls and windows. Some pieces will last whilst others will fade.

It has been fantastic creating in the Gallery space as my studio and an excellent opportunity to play with the space and display as part of the creation process.

My residency has been a focus on natural forms, re imagining and working with these to create something new. I have explored in all sorts of ways, contrasting expressive and intricate mark making with watercolour, emulsion, fine line pens, graphite powder and pencil. I have drawn into poppy seeds, onto leaves and composed trees out of small branches. This playing resulting in ephemeral installations and detailed works that capture a fragility.

The Gallery Residency was a fantastic opportunity to explore and play in a brilliant space. This was a great chance to make experimenting with display a part of the creation process and not just an end consideration. As display is something I am very interested in this was perfect to explore. I'm definitely going to miss the Gallery space.

You can find out more about Bath Artists' Studios on their website.

Or more about my work:

Amidst - small branches, onion skins, fine liner, table top see more
 Playing Shadows - hung plants, graphite powder, tracing paper see more
A glimpse - watercolour and graphite pencil on cartridge paper see more
 Capsule - watercolour and graphite pencil on cartridge paper and frame see more
Drawing Breath Wall Drawing - watercolour and graphite powder see more
graphite pencil and watercolour on tracing paper see more
 Drawn on leaf - fine liner on leaf see more
Pin Cushion Wave - graphite pencil and powder on tracing paper see more
Tracks - framed fine line pen drawing on cartridge paper, mountboard and wall see more
 Forgotten Stories - white emulsion, plants and graphite pencil drawing on book pages see more

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