On and off over the weekend, I’ve been weaving together two paintings which I made as abstract landscape studies several years ago; as a way of starting something new. It was difficult. Not because it was technically difficult (although there are always technical difficulties). But because I didn’t know what I was doing. And because […]
Working on finishing up half a dozen tiny books, getting them ready to package up for an art exhibition in the window of Con Christeson’s Red Chair Studios, along with works being made by artist Jen Smith.
And a video, a reading of one of my little books of the mountain:
I made some short videos today, of myself, making little books out of post-it notes. The work feels good and also not yet quite right, both at the same time… I’ll share the most succinct, a tiny, quick book about book-binding. This was work of thinking with my hands, feeling my way towards something important. […]
Testing concertina and pamphlet book forms today. I wanted to see how the different forms work for these paintings that I’m making. The scrolls are still the most direct, but these have nice rhythm. I pasted card covers on a few concertina books. It changes them so much to cover them, even open like this, […]
Testing lots of combinations today – ending the day half way through…
Today some small experiments – making scroll forms from one of my prints. By unrolling the taller one, you can read the writing: a paragraph from one of my letters to myself: Yesterday you wrote about the strangeness, the unfamiliarity of the ordinary. This is a fundamental perception, that we don’t know reality until we […]
Working on the cyanotypes today, trying things out and making tests, enjoying a bit of sun on the face.
Here I will share a letter that I wrote to myself yesterday: 26 March 2021 Dear Sian Perhaps you are a overwhelmed with the tasks you’ve given yourself. You do not need to do all of these things, you need only to do some of these things. You do not need to resolve them, tied […]