Strangling space

Strangling space

When a collection of works is in response to a gallery space the volume and shape of the space can (potentially) over-ride/rule the works, if we let it. What if we “strangled the space” and bent it to our will rather than being beholden to it? The space...
“Zig-Zag”

“Zig-Zag”

My personality is one that thrives on order. While not a precise person by nature I do like things to be “tidy”. There’s something about a zig-zag that fits perfectly with my desire for order and my inability to subscribe to strict precision. Terhi...
Unicum

Unicum

I love words and I love discovering words that describe concepts concisely and precisely. When I saw the word “Unicum” on the sheet next to the Jantje Fleischhut work I’ll be responding to from the CODA Museum collection I was excited. UNICUM:...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

A new year and a new handshake project to go with it 🙂 I really pleased to have been selected to participate in Handshake5. The project is only one year long this time but I’m sure that won’t make the experience any less intensive The works from the CODA...
The Art of Finding

The Art of Finding

When I was faced with the pleasure to choose 3 artists out of the amazing collection of the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn it brought up many questions? Why are those particular artists and their work bring something to life and inspire? What makes an artwork speak to you?...
Te Uru

Te Uru

Within my practice a particular word stands out for me at this moment.         Bling referring to the sound effect of tinkling bells sound of light hitting something shiny especially valuables to sound like a diamond ring acknowledge its use for tv cartoon – to...
CODA

CODA

My intent with these 3 artists is to question my own practice with a few of each artists highlights. Lucy – the ritual of her objects giving greater strength. Paul – his rugged strong and questioning approach to making. Ruddt – expressing his...
So juicy!

So juicy!

I’m feeling beyond lucky to be starting my third Handshake experience. HS1 (Prentice and Prodigy) emboldened me to develop work that honours my real-life preoccupations. HS3 (Concept and Conception) had me bouncing around the far fringes of expanded jewellery...
Initiating Actions/Te Uru

Initiating Actions/Te Uru

How can things indicate to a human what they what them to do or initiate specific actions? I’m interested in the ideology of objects being used as ‘Actants’; how they can be put in a certain place or paired with other things to make a person act in a particular way....
Space

Space

Looking at Te Uru – the architectural space and the brief to respond to that in some way.  A starting point has been to look at a couple of different artists – Mel Bochner a conceptual artist who from the 1960’s developed a number of formats for making work one of...
Starting point – Lam de Wolf

Starting point – Lam de Wolf

February 20th, 2019 Draping venetian blind   Of course, Lam de Wolf is the first starting point – looking at the broader scope of her work and noting that much of it is closer to contemporary textile art was a definite factor in her appeal, that and the fact that...
Thinking through Making/CODA

Thinking through Making/CODA

The artists I have been paired with, Lucy Sarneel, Reka Fekete, and Attai Chen, all resonate with the idea of Thinking through Making. Similarly, I allow my own work to manifest itself as it develops. I see the theme Rough and Raw as a metaphor for Thinking through...

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