Research, read, consider.
Write, sketch, explore.
Make, do, form.
Reveal, react, progress.
I have been struggling the past few months. Having finished a large commission and reluctantly given back my loaned studio space in Gray’s I found myself for the first time in about 5 years without a place to make work. I was going crazy! Luckily my dad has kindly given me a corner of his stained glass studio and I find myself feeling a sense of great relief as I can get back to work.
I am currently completely obsessed with geology, particularly that of Shetland’s. I have always been interested in linking science and art and I often use chemicals within my work but understanding the basics and terminology of geology seems like I am attempting to learn a new language. It has been fascinating starting to understand how our landscape has naturally formed, merged and separated to the place we inhabit.
For now I am feeling vocally very quiet but inside my mind I am excitedly figuring out how to form my next work. I adore the research stage of projects. Spending hours reading, sketching, talking to people with fantastic knowledge that I end up being envious of. Getting excited over ideas before quickly scrapping them and forming others in their place. It’s such a fun stage where nothing is certain and anything is possible. Something to be savoured.