I am currently in the middle of reading this book and excited by the connections it has revealed. *Death, Memory and Material Culture by Elizabeth Hallam and Jenny Hockey A book about the process of remembering and memorializing and the objects associated with this process. It has always been important to me that there is integrity in the things I make and reading material such as this helps to inform this. It is not important that this background research is evident to the v
Now that Resting Place has received funding from Arts Council England for the first 3 live events the work to develop the touring project has now begun in earnest. The website is being built and will be launched very soon, along with a new blog to include the thoughts of all the collaborators. In the meantime the work on the pillowcases begins again. Following the very sad closure of London Printworks Trust at the end of January, I have been spending time adapting my own st
Connections are something I have previously written about. They are what keeps my research alive. One connection leads to another. However, the connections I find most interesting are the ones that I am not looking for. The potential to work with these connections, respond to them, create a narrative around them and explore them further form the backbone of my practice.
Late last year my Mum began talking about her family. She knows very little about her Grandparents and sp
Now that I have some initial research done I feel I can start to explore what process to use for the final pillowcases. The casting and subsequent prints that I have already made gave me time to think and consider how I want the pillowcases to look. Whether to print on them, embroider them, add lace etc. The way that I printed the castings (and yes I will be posting how to ink and print these soon) became a challenge to make them appear as if a memory, a fleeting recollection
Another very exciting development that evening was the offer, by archivist Graham Ward, to collaborate with me to catalogue Clarice’s archive and all the work made from it, including this current project. Graham Ward is a fascinating man, painter, illustrator, past Dreamland archivist, Librarian and bookseller, Graham now runs the wonderful Oscar’s Festival Cafe in Broadstairs. It will be a great experience to work with him. In the meantime i have started to photograph my gro