Response Art

I have begun my dissertation on the theme of creating artwork for professional processing. Here is my creative response to what I’ve read so far…(which are articles by Harriet Wadeson, Barbara Fish, Bruce Moon & Caroline Case)

Mother Earth Rests, Sings the World to Sleep

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This new work was made this evening. I sat and sketched on A4 medium-weight paper with watercolour pencils. I intended to make a wash over the top, but I like the cross-hatching and have decided to leave it be. I am making this into a large painting on canvas, But I’m not sure which medium to use yet…ink, watercolour or acrylic?

Three-Dimensional Thread Workshop

I had a wonderful day at a workshop with textile artist Michael Brennand Wood at the Bluecoat Display Centre. We explored three-dimensional threads and were shown how to use a power drill to combine wire with paper and yarn. I’d never done this before and it was a pretty hypnotic process! You loop a piece of wire between a vice and the drill to create a unique line, and as it spins you add in different textures which are bound up in the thread.
I took the threads and made shapes, and played with the contrast between linear thread and inked-over circles.
My next step is to make longer threads and create larger loops, and see where they go…