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Wolf at Royal Academy

August 7, 2010

This week while in London I went to see my Wolf and Chandeliers etching at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (14 June – 22 August) and to deliver the last of the prints (the edition has now sold apart from two artist proofs)…

My friend Angela and I then ate beautiful macaroons

Contemporary Craft Fair

June 10, 2010

This weekend I’m selling my wallpaper and some prints at The Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey in Devon.

Come along and say hello to me in my wallpaper den if you’re in the area – Friday 11 – Sunday 13 from 10am – 5pm, stand A05. Mine is the most cluttered stand in comparison to all the gorgeous white minimalist jewellery stands…

Animated dressing screen at Preston Manor

March 28, 2010

My piece for the Unravelling the Manor House project is now finished and on Friday i installed it at Preston Manor, Brighton.  The exhibition of all 12 artists’ site-specific work responding to the house, will be exhibited from 1 May – July.

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My proposal was to create a partially animated wallpaper that depicted vignettes of the “below stairs” world in this Edwardian country house. The final piece ended up being a back-projected dressing screen with a screenprinted repeat pattern featuring some of the 17 servants that worked in the house. Each figure appears, doing their daily tasks in the house from lazy footmen, sneaky butlers, diligent scullery maids, weary housekeepers and dexterous chefs.

I really love how the screen works in the bedroom – it’s much more alive than in my studio –  and now i’m just hoping the projector lasts the three months! I also can’t wait to see the other artworks that are currently being installed at the Manor.

To see the screen in action follow this link…


Unravelling the Manor

March 4, 2010

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I’m working this month on completing the animated wallpaper design for Preston Manor as part of the Unravelling the Manor project which opens in May. I’m screenprinting a design based on the 13 servants who worked at the house during the early 1900s. An element of this design will be animated – i’ll post a clip of this in situ this at the end of the month when it’s finished … if it works!

So far, i’ve been reading lots about life as an Edwardian servant,  drawing monotypes of the repetitive tasks of the maids, cutting silhouette servants that can be moved and trying to be patient with stop motion animation…

maid and mop