COLLABORATION WITH ANITA DAVIES 

WORKING ONTO PAPER - MARK MAKING, COLOUR & WORKING BIG

 

HANDSCROLL 1

Acrylic, ink, spray paint, pampas grass and glass bead gel on paper (Ikea MALA) around a copper roller; w 820 x h 55 cm; 2020

Collaboration with Anita Davies (Raw Elements) at GRID Studios. 
I had been considering using long rolls of canvas to extend my paintings and do more with the textile/sculptural/gestural aspects for some time. In early 2014, following winter hikes/wild camps in the mountains above Glen Coe, Scotland I had an idea for making some really long works that narrated the steps of my journeys but had never quite got round to taking the leap and doing it. Then in 2019 I came across Pinot Gallizio's Industrial Paintings - his biggest was 74m long. The format and presentation of these re-ignited my ideas. Anita & I had been discussing collaborating on a project themed around "extensions" and she was interested in making larger work (her usual pieces are less than A4 size), so 3 March 2020 we had a go. Our shared concept was thinking about the UK emerging from winter into spring and how the feel of the country was changing through the extended, repetitious, stuttering process of Brexit. In addition we wanted to feel some separation emotionally, to distance ourselves from the stress of cultural and political disturbances and polarisations (this was pre UK Covid19 lock-down). To extend our reach during making we used long pampas grasses from the studios' grounds and brushes taped to bamboo canes/lengths of wood, as well as dripping from height. Once complete we felt the piece operated more as a narrative landscape that could be revealed through the handscroll tradition rather than wall hung.

COLLABORATION WITH ANITA DAVIES

VIDEOS MAKING HANDSCROLL 1 

 

HANDSCROLL 1

Acrylic, ink, spray paint, pampas grass and glass bead gel on paper (Ikea MALA) around a copper roller; w 820 x h 55 cm; 2020

IJE gestures and swipes using an extended silicone blade with cadmium yellow deep acrylic mix. Bit of a struggle to make large sweeps and turns - will need a bit of practice

INSTALLATIONS, EXPERIMENTS & COLLABORATIONS

 

CHALLACOMBE: SPEAKING THE SECRETS OF THE EARTH

TEST for installation October 2012

Installation at The Works, Birmingham 2013; paper, acrylic and glitter on cardboard with fabric; w 120 x h 250 x d 120 cm; 2012/13

I first visited the magical Challacombe Woods, Exmoor in late Spring, 2012 and shortly afterwards created this “dwelling place” installation from 4 enlarged black and white photographs of the woods and a painting of deep space. My visit was in bright sunshine, yet I always wondered what frighteningly magical things may have occurred there at the gloaming, as the day closes into night; when the moonlight shimmers and dances on leaves and boughs.

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