These are the beginnings of the Vancouver (or Van) Series. The collages are based on urban scenes from Vancouver city. These are me getting used to the subject and are the beginnings of something larger in scale, definitely fabric based - exploring form, line, colour, texture and ultimately composition.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
I do believe I have had a bit of a break through with the crochet piece. I thought about it a lot and I don't feel I possess the conceptual ability at the moment that could physically convey the intangible. Perhaps it is too close, too raw to objectively analyse the work. So, I started to question why it was I was crocheting in the first place. The answer? For comfort, distraction, direction. The crochet is still doing its duty. The act itself is giving me comfort. There it is. I will continue to crochet until I am 'recovered'. In the meantime a pile of strips will be formed. Lets hope it doesn't get too high!
Rosemarie Trockel - Lucky Devil, 2012
Monday, 9 June 2014
I have been absent for quite a while now. A lot needed to change and a lot has. A lot of lessons have been learnt and not and there has been a lot of happiness and sadness along the way. Besides being fairly busy I have felt like I haven't been able to contribute a great deal to my art making. This is thankfully changing now. I taught myself to crochet (albeit very basically for now) and this has tied in with a few markers in my life that have caused change. I am still struggling with the changes, however, have felt that the crochet and the medium with which I am constructing these strips can form a physical manifestation of the thing that isn’t tangible in my life but at the moment seems to be consuming it. The act/art/tradition of crochet and knitting is to create something that warms, comforts, protects. Three things I am deliberately not allowing the strips to do, through the various household strings, strimmer thread and lengths of washing line. I haven’t decided yet how to present the strips. It has to demonstrate that physicality cannot console the intangible.