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?”
I’ve been commissioned to make a piece using some letter cards written during the 1950s to a young woman based in North Devon. The letter cards are beautifully dainty things and lovely to work with. I used a piece of the original ribbon that the letters were bound in.
I’ve made collections of small envelopes using love letters written during World War II. The writer, an aircraft engineer, wrote to his love two or three times a week. I hope that people who see the work will think that I’ve given the letters a new life. Exhibition 1-26 Feb at Atelier, Barnstaple
LOVE, and exhibition with a romantic theme, runs from 1 to 26 February at Atelier Gallery, Barnstaple. My work includes collections of small envelopes created from original love letters written during World War II. The acrylic valentines shown here use fragments of the letters and hang from coloured ribbons, inspired by the way the originalContinue reading “Love”
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”
Getting ready for Devon Open Studios this weekend (Sat 11 & Sun 12 Sept 2010). I’m exhibiting in Cockwood Village Hall EX6 8NU with three other artists – photographer Roy Adams, watercolourist Tony Bird and printmaker Moragh Brooksbank. My work includes these collections of bundles of postcard fragments. I’m still hoping to find the familyContinue reading “Devon Open Studios”
I’m looking for the family of Joseph Schulist, an American serviceman in England during World War II. I’m an artist based in Devon, England, and I’ve acquired some letters written by Sgt Schulist which I plan to use in my work and I’d love to know what happened to him. I won’t be publishing the letters,Continue reading “Joseph Schulist’s letters”