My explorations are going everywhere and nowhere very fast. I began with the image of an egg suspended. This is still in my mind. The idea of halfway between life and death, mixed with birth and family.
I recently participated in a course with Alice Kettle (textiles) and Helen Felcey (ceramics). I played with all sorts of materials. I worked with porcelain for the first time and was amazed by its fineness compared to the workaday terracotta and stoneware that I had used at primary school and evening classes. I crocheted with fishing line (inspired by the dress that was in the Whatever floats your boat exhibition). I discovered photographing my work in ways other than trying to get a pure white or black background (which I am usually dissatisfied by) - in situ locations and using light and shadow.
Most helpful for me was the outside perspective given to me by the tutors. They were able to see the common threads running through my work. I am working in a conceptual way and its something to do with containment - when the container becomes the contained.
We'll see what emerges finally ... it may be something related to what you see here, the eggs, or something else entirely.
News and progress from the group
If you want to contribute to this blog, please email Jane and she will invite you to become a blog contributor.