Works on paper, 2011. These are currently on show as part of C-Art. Details at www.c-art.org.uk
Works on paper, 2011. Shown during C-Art. Details at www.c-art.org,uk
About the Work:
These artworks on paper use a combination of drawing, painting, and collage. The interplay between vertical and horizontal structural mark- making creates a surface web of interlocking and interdependent informal geometry. The serial composition of repeated marks, are never exactly replicating each other, yet there is a sense of repetition within variation. This rhythm creates a kind of musical notation or calligraphy that can be read as a kind of coloured and gestural visual script registering duration and movement. An image may be, obscured, screened or floating on an ambiguous plane suggesting a partial and furtive view or threshold to another space. Colour is used to suggest shifting patterns of light and shade. The work aims to achieve an overall sense of balance and harmony, an ambiguous sense of pictorial space, and a feeling of interdependence between things.
New paintings and prints 2009
A Creative Partnerships Project for Corbridge First School in Northumberland, January 2007, designed to create links between art and maths in the learning process..
In this school project, year 3 pupils took as their inspiration The Prudhoe Badger, a sculpture I completed in 1991 (see website entry: Public art). The children were taken to this local landmark to begin investigating how they could enlarge drawings to a larger scale and make their own land art. The children used graph paper to plot and measure co-ordinates on a grid, which was then enlarged by a scale of 10 onto the ground using sticks and rope. Working in teams, nine huge land drawings were produced in paint. One of these was then selected and constructed with the help of pupils in stone to become a permanent feature of the school grounds.
Further information about this project and other Creative Partnership activities at the school can be found on: www.corbridgefirstschool.northumberland.sch.uk/home.htm