For me, drawing does not begin and end with the connection of materials: pen to paper, charcoal to wall, or knife to clay. It starts with a thought that grows, leading to the collection of tools, the gathering of materials, the curating of objects. Through a process of realigning the broken, the accidental and discarded, new narratives are written.
My studio practice is often based on the actions of a collector ... items are found, and squirrelled away, to be brought out of hiding at various points in time, and temporarily married to other objects as a way of seeking out new narratives. The window sills, shelves and huge table, provide a great framework to try new pairings, and seek out new stories.
But sometimes, there is nothing that needs to be done, aside from an intervention to rescue and present what is already there. My latest collection is of around 30 unwanted hardback books, all part of The Thriller Book Club. Faded, scribbled, torn and tatty, they are more beautiful than I can say ... thank you Brenda x
Thoughts, works, adventures and responses from the studio and beyond