Her Dark Materials

My first set of “Found Materials” works are back from Terry at ReFrame and I am delighted with them!  Thank you Terry!

Thank you to Elaine Bolt for her encouragement – you will see a little of the ceramics made with her at West Dean College recently.  These pieces will be on display at Venue 79  of the Chichester Art Trail over the first two weekends of May together with my mixed media and collage work and the beautiful monochrome photographs of my husband Alan Frost.  It will be interesting to see how his work and mine work together – there is definite similarity in terms of colour choice but whilst his is about technical perfection my work is much more rustic!

I am looking forward to seeing the last pieces framed and also to the arrival of a wooden plinth for my trio of sculptures … watch this space!

I hope that these items will not only appeal to some people as pieces of art but also raise awareness of the amount of debris that is thrown into the sea.  All of the found elements here came from the Chichester Harbour Area – I walk here most days with our dog and carry one bag for collecting discarded plastic and the like and the other for the items that I feel I can use – thank you to Chichester Harbour Conservancy for the work that they are doing in this beautiful area of West Sussex – perhaps more of us can do our bit by collecting rubbish when we are out and about.  Here are the lids I picked up this morning during an hour at Church Norton.  Maybe you can beat the number that I found?

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7 thoughts on “Her Dark Materials

  1. Your collages are lovely and I’m sure they’ll make an interesting exhibition next to Alan’s work.

    You continue to inspire me with your creative artwork.

    Every time I go down to my local river (6-7 walk behind my apartment building) and when I used to go to the beach (for photography), I am/was always horrified by the amount of plastic and other human waste washed up. I read once that by 2020(?) there’ll be more plastic items in the sea than fish and while I can’t remember the exact wording of the article, I well believe it.

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    1. Thank you Vicki – yes sometimes I am overwhelmed by the amount of rubbish on the shore but I think the message is getting through here at last

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