its like an online art journal with lots of pictures. A blog even.
Documenting my studio work process.
The 'project' part is a virtual filing mechanism/online library index file for sorting things in an ascending date of posting order. For filing and indexes.
This page shows the projects I'm currently working on/recently completed; more current news is on Instagram.
I make a lot of my own clothes, which has always felt like an extension of my artmaking, so for sewing and womanly pursuits see Granny Corner
And I thought I'd been quiet this month (I'm backdating this post so it looks like it was published on, say, the second of April. Trickster! See the modem in the house is elderly & fails to load images properly, and moving to a seat closer to it so they do load properly is like, that seat is ALL THE WAY OVER THERE. So I'm really behind on my new resolution to publish studio progress every month. Every month is so OFTEN.)
The following is slides from a booklet I put together to accompany my exhibition "Inscapes", which contains both works on canvas and small sculptures. This booklet refers to the sculptures, although they're not otherwise distinct from the works on canvas, in my opinion, as all the works are 'objects' rather than picture planes. I find out a lot about the works as I make them, as if all is going well, they are making themselves. The making process is an equal (if not greater) part to the finished object. Or at least that's how it feels to me. Maybe the following will explain that more clearly than my clumpy words.
I've never been entirely comfortable describing myself as an artist, such a subjective, arbitrary term.
I work, and this is my profession; I make artwork, I'm an artworker.
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I made this piece for my friend Susan, who is currently undergoing a second round of chemotherapy, following surgery for breast cancer. I'd say there wouldn't be a woman alive who didn't feel a quick, sharp hurt to the heart on reading that last sentence. I know I do. Take what you want, but leave my boobs.