Preparatory Studies

The past week/or three may have been mildly manic… I think I have done everything at a sprint for better or worse! 

The studio is my oasis of calm, where time and everything else seems to stop and I can breath, for a short time feeling in control of the situation – at least until another mould makes me angry!

So the process may not be progress this time round, what could go wrong – mostly – already has, and for the first time in quite a while there is a distinct possibility that my work will not be ready on time (RISE opens next Thursday). My work feels to be in a stage of transformation and change, but it hasn’t got to where it’s going – so the piece shown at RISE will too have a transitional feeling. At least hopefully it will and not just appear lost and slightly mad! I’ll know by next week.

The kiln hunt continues but until The One is found, explorations are beginning in the possibilities of unfired clay within my installation. 

Temporal Permanence, Copied authenticity, artificial naturalness – my work currently strives to embody contrast, conflict and opposites. It’s going to be an exciting show, and an exciting week!   

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