Saturday, July 25, 2009


My latest joint exhibition with the talented Rob has gone up today ready to welcome visitors from Monday. As ever, I'm relieved to have got to this point and to see it all in situ and ready to go! ;o) I've really enjoyed working on this theme. We originally planned the theme as travel but it transpired that neither of us were too enthused about that so we shifted the focus to journeys, a theme open to much wider interpretation. Rob has produced some fabulous work using not just photographic images but also some of his beautiful prose, there's a couple of pics here. For my part in the exhibition I decided to explore my ongoing artistic journey through my assemblage pieces. When I was in the ideas stage I thought aboutdoing something akin to the Stations of the Cross, shrines representing the different aspects of my journey. That idea evolved and has resulted in 16 assemblage pieces all reflecting different feelings that I experience as an artist. I had a long list of possibles and the 16 I worked with are hope, passion, frustration, procrastination, criticism, creation, doubt, belief, confusion, fun, determination, loneliness, revelation, evolution, growth and loss. All the pieces are quite raw and simple, some are quirky (although nearly all my work is quirky I think! LOL) and fun but with all of them I've tried to express my emotion as it presented itself in me. I'm not sure that makes much sense! ;o) To whet your appetite, here's Passion and Revelation:

"Passion" ~ glass & metal religious stoop, vintage poetry text (Longfellow), vintage copper sheet

"Revelation" ~ vintage camera, vintage text (not visible), metal coil, plaster moulding

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gateposts and Graffiti

Last weekend we had a day out and about and went to Blickling Hall, a National Trust property in Norfolk. We took the dogs on the longest of their waymarked trails and along the way I was captivated by the patterns on an old gate post:

We finished our day out off with a stroll along the front at Sheringham where we happened upon this groovy piece of stencil graffiti: