Out of the blue, I was contacted by Robert Gibb, an American contemporary poet, who wanted to use one of my teasel images for the cover of his latest book of poetry. The book was published early this year and I now have my own copy courtesy of the publishers. Robert told me that he […]
I was asked to be part of the Winter edition Exmoor Life Magazine, for an article on teasels. The editor found my artwork on the SAW website.
Two half-bushel hay baskets made from stripped steamed hazel and then dyed with Indian ink and natural wood dyes. ready for Gather-ing at the tithe barn Stoke sub Hamdon National Trust launch on 3rd october
I’ve finally got around to producing a new piece of work. For the last three autumns I have been collecting and drying thousands of hawthorn berries, and after trying out all shapes/sizes of ideas, I’ve finally decided what to do with them…. Collecting the berries in vast quantities was not a problem but drying them […]
I was luck enough to get selected for the Black Swan Arts Open in Frome, and the launch/prize giving was last Friday evening. Very busy, with lots of people, but the dress looks good, with the light shining through it, and casting shadows.
Last teasels added and all ready for Quartz (http://www.quartzfestival.org.uk/artists.cfm)
I have just spent the last two days working with Queens College Junior School ( Years 3 – 6), creating an artwork as part of the Quartz Festival. This installation required over 7,000 teasels which were ‘planted’, in the lawn outside the main entrance to the school. My work last year required thousands of wild […]
It was difficult deciding just how long the skirt should be in relation to the bodice, but I think it’s ok. I now need to see if I can make a stand to hang it from….probably tubular metal and sprayed black so then there will be no need to hang it from the ceiling. So […]
School holidays can be very distracting but I had a whole day to myself yesterday and made the most of it. I have now threaded the dried calyxes (can you have a plural?) onto stiff wire and have started wrapping the wire around the upper part of the dress. It looks rather like a […]
I can now see progression, and I have now completed about two thirds of the ‘skirt,’ and now need to tackle the bodice and arms.