Consider now that this part is written. I have sandwiched it between acrylic sheets so that I can’t get to it to tweak. It is done, dialogue is over, arguments are finished. (hope)
I have deliberately left it raw – elements are untidy, thread tails left on, it is after all about histories, they are never as tidy as we would wish and will soon include now and next so don’t ever really finish. The layers and fragmented quality is still strongly there, but that is how I see these places – an accumulation of influences and needs , altered and adapted, not always coherently or aesthetically.
These pieces should go on exhibition for the Literary festival in York in March and then for the York Open Studios in April. Framing decisions are being painful – every thing looks wrong, maybe need more marmite in my life- but it is going to happen, I need to see them out and about.
Looking at them all as a group is quite unsettling. I have been wolding now for the best part of a year and it is still changing. I tried to put the slideshow in order, starting with Huggate – strong colour and pattern, then through the abstracts to the last 3 written ones. There is a sense of belonging together but only if you see them all. Spot the summer ones and the winter ones!
I have also put a few more dates on my website for starters’ workshops and for the more adventurous, please take a look.