From October 2012 - May 2013 I will be working at Northumbria University to develop a new body of work connected with ‘Controlled Ruin’, a theme I worked with during my solo exhibition at Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall.
I want to expand the concept into drawing installations that respond to surrounding architectural spaces and also expose the architectural make up of the paper itself. I would like to introduce the process of hand making the paper that I use in my book and drawing works to add a further element of material experimentation and control. I will also be using the print workshops and digital media suite during the residency.
I will be updating work on this blog and also on the AA2A.biz site through my profile HERE.
I presented two pieces of work in Built Around You. They are exact opposites, with Nesting Negatives essentially being cut offs from the Nesting Grounds models. Made in Japanese paper, chosen for its aesthetic qualities and its use as a building material in tea houses, nothing here is wasted. Where the 3D models in Nesting Grounds are constructs, these pieces are negative spaces, offering opposing ways in which we think about architecture and memory.