Time to Play

Yesterday was the first of what I hope will be many – a study day supporting individual practice at West Dean College.  I did not arriving knowing what I was going to do (unlike everyone else) but the word “respond” struck a chord and I decided to look at some of my found objects with that in mind.  Below is a lovely bit of metal that I found on the shore near my home – I find it beautiful in its own right and would happily live with it framed on my wall but here is my response to it.

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I used layers of acrylic ink and paint with wax resist to create a group of four:

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A useful tip is to work on top of a good piece of paper – you create a series of loose and unintentional marks that might just look good:

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The second found object was a piece of plastic found whilst walking along the harbourside at Bosham – on the back it reads “Discharge” and it was the top section of a plastic folder – something to do with copying I think.  Anyway, whatever it is, I like it!  Again I worked with layers and scratch marks to create a group of six small works which I was pleased with:

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It was a first for me to work this small and I will do so again.  I’d also like to try this really big …  and on fabric ….

 

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