Seeking love letters

Would you be willing to lend me your love letters for a new piece of art? Much of my work has been inspired by communication. In particular, I’ve been working with two sets of love letters written during World War II – one written by an English aircraft engineer, and the other by an AmericanContinue reading “Seeking love letters”

Theatre programmes

I was commissioned to make a collection of envelopes using these wonderful old theatre programmes. It was an enjoyable challenge selecting the most significant pieces of text from the programmes and then making sure that they were still visible when the envelopes were put together. It takes a surprising amount of paper to make oneContinue reading “Theatre programmes”

Remembrance

As November 11th approaches, I’ve been thinking about Eric, an aircraft engineer based in Southampton during World War II. I’m fortunate enough to have Eric’s love letters, which is a great privilege. Eric wrote to his love two or three times a week for five years with messages of love interspersed with news of everyday lifeContinue reading “Remembrance”

Devon Open Studios

On Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September 2012, I’m exhibiting with two other artists during Devon Open Studios. We’ll be at Cockwood Village Hall EX6 8NU from 11am to 6pm on both days. I’m showing some new work continuing on the theme of communication. Using a combination of hand cutting and laser cutting, I’ve made theseContinue reading “Devon Open Studios”

Lasers or scissors?

I’ve just attended an amazing three day course at the University of the West of England, exploring printing and laser cutting paper. Laser cutting involves careful preparation of computer files and is more time consuming than just the process of cutting on the machine. You can, however, cut huge quantities of paper shapes relatively quickly.Continue reading “Lasers or scissors?”

Luggage labels

I’m working with luggage labels at the moment. I have an old battered suitcase which must have travelled all over the place, each time with a different luggage label attached. I’m using postcards too – the messages which travellers send home from their holidays. The new work will be shown during Exeter Open Studios fromContinue reading “Luggage labels”