One day, when they’ve made a teletransporter that doesn’t scramble you into a million pieces when you get reassembled, I’ll be able to invite everyone to visit my show, even if they live a million miles away… In the meantime, here’s some photos and a video. The weird cracking noise on the video is my knee- too much jumping around on concrete I think! I absolutely love the sound of the piano which transformed the space into a performance venue and changed the viewing of the work into a piece of drama.



 

Click on this picture below to view a video we made of the show, with the piano playing on its own.

And here’s a picture of me looking pleased!


Here are some more prints for the Chasing Tales show, continuing on from the Shadow Dance series started in the summer last year. They are all relief vinyl prints printed on somerset satin paper and measure 40 x 60 cm.


In December, I decided to award myself a fictional mini residency in East London Printmakers (the studio where I am usually technician and teacher) and spent 9 solid days in December making new prints as a response to those created in August. These are inspired by photos from the Crow’s Shadow archives which depict members of the confederated tribes of the Umatilla from the past hundred years. What I am interested in is the way clothes are like a sort of skin or mask to the body, concealing as well as revealing history and attitude. My mask prints of the past couple of years have also been exploring identity; now this series removes the facial features from individuals altogether.

These are vinyl relief prints printed with sakura oil based black ink on imperial sized somerset satin paper.

The work will be displayed in a solo show coming up in West Yorkshire Print Workshop in mid Feb to late March. I’ve decided to call the show Chasing Tales.