Thanks to funding from the National Lottery through the Arts Council England I am able to begin my new body of work exploring what happens when fear and intolerance takes over our community/society. So looking forward to collaborating with a variety of folk to make this all possible and getting art work out to isolated and hard to access communities. More updates to follow but a big thank you to @ace_midlands for making this possible.
Prep work for Portrait of a Witch
Beginning to explore the idea of where Medgel lived.
Homage to Hokusai
Really looking forward to the upcoming Hokusai exhibition at The British Museum. My version of Hokusai’s ‘Plum Blossom and the Moon’ inspired by this master artist as many have been.Continue reading “Homage to Hokusai”
Finding my voice
As an artist you search daily for what it is you need to say visually. My voice is found when I create an image. So far so good. But of course talking to oneself can only last for so long before the question of how healthy this is. So the voice becomes less frequent and even lost. Self belief and confidence fade and your world becomes silent. Other life takes over and you forget that once you had something to say as you become lost in society’s clamour. But then one day, you awaken and know that the voice isn’t lost and that it had merely needed resting. Now it is stronger, wiser, experienced and more importantly ready to speak to others. My voice is found. I am now prepping my new project, a visual response to a woman who had her voice taken from her. Her name is Medgel and she was called witch.