Using a mixture of collagraphy printmaking technique , folding and cutting , these books have no story but are a celebration of forms. I call them pure geometry.
While we are fed images of the ‘perfect body’ on a daily basis I think it is right to emphasise that in the end we are all just skin, bone, hair and fat. These photos were made to explore the human body as it is, in a very matter of fact way without reference to ugliness or beauty. This was my starting point for Premaruupa and a celebration of all things ‘imperfect’. See projects.
Based on one of my own mementos , a plastic pregnancy sick which was the first confirmation that my daughter existed, and I felt a beautiful form in itself. I wanted to remake this stick into something that looked precious, and so reflected my feelings about it.
It was remade into this jewellery- like object, using 3D printmaking, and from a form made on computer aided design, It is gold plated and contains two pearls from my mother’s broken pearl necklace, which had been in turn left to my daughter. This seemed to unite the three generations in the piece. I chose the black and red box as it felt very womb like, and so seemed to fit the project.
A collaboration between myself and poet/ writer./ artist Maureen Sangster . A country lane near my home was the stomping ground of generations of young people and children all who left their marks on the trees. These form a timeline from 1948 onwards. The visuals were taken and edited by myself and the poem produced in response to the place and my images by Maureen. This film was shown in Cupar Arts Festival 2010 in The Silo and on Cupar Bandstand, as well as Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews 2011.
The Cupar Silo 2010