I’ve started the next mixed media piece I have planned, which is based on a palette of white, off white, black, greys and silver, so is looking decidedly wintery. It’s called White Noise, and although I imagined I would be inspired to do six or nine individual pieces, on the same format as Gold, it is going to be 15. These things I have noticed start very slowly, with one piece taking a couple of hours to sort, but then something happens and by the end of the day 10 compositions have happened and you don’t want to stop. Interestingly this work has evolved in sort of the opposite way to Gold, in which it seemed each piece became more intense than the last; White Noise is developing in such a way that each progressive piece is becoming barer, perhaps an indication of the change that winter brings. Each piece evolves from the materials I have around me, I haven’t done any drawings at all.
Some materials laid out before I started.
The first piece, a print on silver card on an old map, with porcelain peices. The pieces are 30cm x 30cm; I haven’t decided how they will be mounted yet.
A mixed media patchwork, great fun to do.
Printed glacine paper [thanks Shelagh] and a well used leaf on printed watercolour paper.
Recycled painted fabrics and a spare print.
Old painted papers, a recycled embroidery.
Painted fabric, recycled paper and embroidery.
The same fabric with a bird print and a cd moon.
The reflective plastics have made this photograph a much more colourful composition than it really is. Old cds, netting and porcelain.
Another recycled print/embroidery. It’s very good to be able to use these things that I’ve been keeping for ages.
A really ancient piece of my embroidery, porcelain and a can lid.
A bare landscape, I admit on new felt, but the rest is upcycled/re used/re done/etc. And there’s a pebble.
A little bone fish on painted plastic and painted fabric.
I’ll post the final three next week, I’m sure that’s enough for now…