…grass project

For the last couple of years I have been drawing and photographing grasses; fields, sand dunes, gardens and single blades of grass.

It has made me think deeply about how we respond to grass; as a source of fuel, documenting our travels and journeys, defining status and power and challenging our perception of what we believe.

Out of this exploring of how I feel and think about grass, its energy, the power it delivers, political position and what it gives us when we see fields of grass for the first time, it is now time to develop various participation projects; looking at how others respond to grass, looking at a sense of place, mobility, energy and solitude.

 

 

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a year…

cropped-dsc0130.jpgIts been just over a year since I last posted… what the hell is going on… have I nothing to say? I think not… so why I haven’t been talking… doing… posting? Who knows?

Me

I have been working on my grasses project; drawing… photographing… painting and getting a Artist Resident commission from Dawnus

Has that taken me  a year?   No… so what else… thinking… oh yes a new job helping me get back in the work place after being ill and not been able to work for a few years…

Trying to save an historic school that I live next to… our Burry Port Town Council are pathetic… shameless and have gone for that cliché of knocking it down  and shock horror … building houses on it… So that brilliant idea of creating a public space to nurture creative endeavorers… has been lost to my local area… looking for a new inspiration…

More… I have got together with a group of creative likeminded women to form the Gwendraeth Arts Lab… and this week we found studio space for us… brilliant news.

If I stop now  – this is likely to get posted… so here goes… and more to follow…

 

tynllwyn farm

…had a wonderful time away up in Welshpool, staying in a converted  barn at Tynllwyn Farm, the area is stunning, rolling hills, sweeping fields, historic building littered everywhere and endless inspiring scenery.

Ray my partner & I took all three dogs – the boys, Basil, Bryn and Qi – it was quite an adventure – puncture before we even got going! But it was lovely to see my lovely aunty Sonia and check on my mum & dad’s graves in the incredible location of Maesgwastad Cemetery in Welshpool.

I have been struggling with my art, for months but I ploughed  through my sketch book page after page doing pencil sketches of the landscape, some memory ones too – while we were still at the cottage…  I also got the Nikon out and took loads of photo’s – still struggling with light!!! Basil modelled for me as he bathed in the sunshine – he also did an incredible thing when I went over to my Nan’s grave to put a pot of daffs on it he laid right on top – I got rather choked – but raised a smile to my Nan – she absolutely loved dogs and had all waffs and strays in the house.

So now feeling inspired again – so now planning a larger piece of art work from the sketches I have done from the trip – so keep you posted…