A sneak peak at what I’m thinking about and working on for next weeks exhibition at Sassoon Gallery…
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Trying out some different loose pigments – powdered earth and paynes grey open golden acrylic on aluminium.
Ebay aluminium, primed but hard to get rid of the sticky residue from the protective plastic. Looked okay at this point, but the latex was really jagged and quite a bit of the paint came off. 🙁 Put an order in for the good stuff, but limited by size/cost.
Painter exploring the edges of her practice, playful sculptury/fabricy things. Grabbing more or less an hour here or there to make, fast, thoughtful, delicate and tough objects that hang or fall. Working alongside Simon Davenport, Ed Sanders and Terry Smith. The full list of events and map here:
My contribution to Projector – latex and acrylic on ceiling tiles. See more about the project at projector-eu.tumblr.com Photo: Matt Rowe.
It seems timely to be posting on Mothers Day. Imogen is 5 months today, and we are enjoying being together, learning about each other and adjusting to the world. I am not used to having so much time to ‘myself’, even if that is really time to my daughter; nursing her, cuddling her and playing and chatting when she feels like it.
I’ve been itching to do some work, and managed some sketch book stuff and started a couple of paintings. In reality the camera and phone camera are the most convenient way to document our new life. I’ve been posting lots of cute snaps for her grandparents, but what interests me more are the out-takes. Colicky baby, tiny jaundiced baby, frustrated baby, the ones that show the fragility of life and the tricky times.