The last few weeks have been jam-packed as I prepare for my show, which opens in a couple of weeks. All the artwork is at the framers, the booze has been ordered, I'm printing like crazy... and I'm really excited!
Sometimes I forget how labour intensive my practice is, but I prefer to think of it as being accessible and like the idea that anyone could do what I do at home with the same simple tools. The collection I am showing at Cob Gallery hasn't been printed using a printing press, just a spoon or sometimes a small hand barren and elbow grease! Everything is truly done by hand and each piece is unique with it's own textures and fades.
I think 'handmade' can be a bit of a senseless, overused term but I try my best to do everything myself from start to finish and avoid taking shortcuts just because there's an faster way. I'm a small, emerging artist so I can still work this way, which I love particularly as this reflects the themes of the show: slowing down to engage with experiences. There's still a lot to be done but the whole planning process has been so rewarding and I feel very lucky to be doing this and to have such supportive people around me. Thank you everyone!
Anyway, the details of the exhibition are below. You can also sign up to my newsletter on the blog page of my website for more updates and Private View invites etc.
Walk, Don't Walk, finding serenity in the city
The Cob Gallery
29 April - 3 May
Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 6
Sunday 11 - 4
or by appointment