29 December 2012

Blueprint

... for 2013.

By chance I came across a photographic printing process, Cyanotype.

First attempts; a feather 'printed' on thin silk organza.

7 December 2012

Grub

It's a relative of this puppet.
Working on curved models for three-d pieces. Looks like this one can almost 'stand' on its own.

The material are printouts of images that failed to be useful, they were way too dark. Now I'm glad I paid and took the pics along! The thick paper turns out to be just right for purpose.

14 November 2012

Flight

The sky after sunset - seen from a plane.

Later on, when descending, the lights of the city look like a planetary system. Some light dots flowing like particles in a river, others still. The strange beauty of civilization...

27 October 2012

Spider time

From our kitchen window we watched this spider making and mending its web day by day. It's intriguing to see how it produces and fixes the silk to the spokes of its net. Yet, I'm still not sure how spiders fabricate the framework of their web... Here's how it goes.

While, as a youngster, I was running for dear life when meeting one of these creatures I now find them rather beautiful!


19 October 2012

Seascape projection at Artlink

Fr-Agile at Artlink - Documentation by Jo Millett

This summer Seascape [Fr-Agile] had its premiere here in Hull. Although we showed this piece at Southsquare Gallery two years earlier, here at Artlink it was another kettle of fish. The exhibition spaces are so different. At Artlink we projected at a 4:3 ratio while previously it was shown at a 16:9 widescreen ratio, see here.

14 October 2012

And else

While compiling the docu of works shown at Artlink this summer I'm gathering my thoughts upon what I was working on earlier this year.

In doing so images of a proposal (maquette of another projection on threads, 2010) resurfaced. They relate to two earlier posts Watching the clouds and Movement (silent). But then... life took another turn.
Yet -  it's nice to rediscover these pics!



8 October 2012

De-stallation


... of Shoal on 24 September.
Mobile phone pics of the recoiled wire.

9 August 2012

Working @ Artlink

Since the very pleasant Private View on 27 July I've been working in Artlink's exhibition space to complete Shoal. Yesterday this piece has been finished.
Whenever I happen to visit this gallery on a windy day (and it's often windy up here in Hull) I feel like being 'blown' through that wide entrance door - it swings open magically - into the gallery space. It is this perception that led to the shape of 'Shoal'. The stones, donated by the public for Artlink's 30th anniversary, strive to trace the form of this air flow. The resulting shape resembles that of Spurn. Like the members of a society form groups and gather as family, friends (or fiends …) the donated stones are assembled by form, shape and character.

My first show in 2½ years after an involuntary break. Happy to be back again.

Thank you to all who made this exhibition possible, namely Jo and David; your help to install the work was very precious! Thanks for support to Stefan, Martin and Martin and all who donated stones. And last but not least, thank you to Kate and all who work at Artlink.

27 July 2012

Shoal
Artlink's 30th Anniversary Exhibition
tem-po-ral

Two installations related to the Humber area will be shown, Seascape [Fr-Agile] and Shoal, which has been commissioned by Artlink. Using stones donated by the public, Shoal will develop as a work in progress during the first week(s) of the show.

28th July - 22nd September 2012
Preview: 27th July, 6pm - 9pm

Artlink
87 Princes Avenue,
Hull, East Yorkshire, HU5 3QP

Talk at Artlink about the two installations on display:
Friday, 17 August 2012, 6 -7pm

16 July 2012

on a sideline...

All kinds of materials are being delivered for Art link's anniversary show. Cat Pamuk loves it - or rather the boxes.
Please note: this is a 6kg (XXL) cat in a A4 size box.

15 July 2012

Shoal

Working for Artlink's 30th anniversary show (see Events). What has been on the horizon line for quite a while suddenly broke into reality.

Two pieces related to the Humber area will be on display. Seascape [Fr-Agile] will finally have a come back, in its home town of Hull(!). Shoal, a new installation, will be composed of stones donated by the public. It will be a work in progress into the first week(s) of the exhibition.

8 June 2012

Just drawings

Oil pastel drawings on treated tissue paper; contemplating shapes and forms as seen in nature. To me they're sort of light or energy patterns.

8 May 2012

Study

Clay and wool - Earth and Fire,
or rather Warmth.


It's May and still cold up here, temperatures struggling to reach double digits ...

22 April 2012

Change of perception

You may have noticed that the theme of this page has changed to 'Notions and Processes'.

I felt that this blog has become sort of a logbook for images, thoughts and perceptions I find along the way. This is at the moment more in line with my meandering way of working than 'Work in Progress', which suggests a straight and purposeful way of working.

13 March 2012

Interlude

More 'screen print debris', see last post.








(Post Scripted, date and time of image)

29 February 2012

On loom printing

Printing residue
Working on the loom. Weaving and printing.
 
It took a moment to resolve some technical issues, but now I can concentrate on the thump and rhythm of weaving. This is meant to be a test-run - for a series of new works.



For now the 'debris' of the printing process is much more photogenic than the work in progress itself, see below.




 

3 February 2012

Drawings in the sky

White&black
At the moment I'm walking my life not star- but tree-gazing. The weather during this dark time of the year has been mild and often sunny, leaving the air and the bare branches of the trees bathed in this soft clear light of the wintry sun.

Black&white
Traces of light
The trees look like drawn into the sky, it's as if each species had its own handwriting. On my daily walks I captured some as mobile-pics; no close-ups, just black&white, sometimes turned into white&black.

Now the weather has become cold and wintry, with a dusting of snow and it's fine to sit in the studio dealing with this machine that I've been loathing.

Otherwise in the studio, play-working on different issues; sort of: "one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration ..." ;-)
More later on.

4 January 2012

'Between the Years'

Leap
(Burned orange juice on paper)
A new beginning (it is a leap-year by the way; pun intended), the days becoming lighter.
Time seems to fly, while standing still - life suspended in slow motion, yet flying by.

So am I. There are plans, not fixed. They linger in the atmosphere, like an energy waiting to reveal itself - or to dissolve.

It's these days 'Between the Years' [as one says in German], this time-gap between the lunar and the solar year, the twelve nights after 25 Dec.