windows and worlds

The restrictions of lockdown have yielded up some rich treasures. Events that may have been inaccessible due to time/travel/other commitments, have become available online. The New Suns Feminist Literary festival at The Barbican this year took inspiration from themes in American science fiction author Octavia Butler’s writing, in particular the Earthseed series. Prophetic, and increasingly prescient over … Continue reading windows and worlds

In the Studio

Two new pieces that are to be exhibited in the Hearth Gallery, Llandough from 9th July - August 1st, along with work from the other artists working at Kings Road Yard Studios. Working on the backs of reappropriated carpet tiles, I begin with some expressive mark-making using gloss house paint. This is viscous enough to … Continue reading In the Studio

New Work

I have been revisiting Max Ernst's work, specifically his frottage, grattage and coulage techniques that prioritised automatism. Using his grattage (scraping) technique, Ernst covered his canvases completely with pattern and then interpreted the images that emerged, thus allowing texture to suggest composition in a spontaneous fashion. In The Forest the artist probably placed the canvas … Continue reading New Work