28th Aug 2015
Installed the lead punch bag for the MA show next week. After negotiating with the Health & Safety conditions of the UCA institution. Anselm Keifer’s High Priestess is made of tonnes of lead and is shown in galleries and museums around the world with no real fuss except having to manoeuvre such enormous weight… Thankfully UCA saw sense in the end.
14th Aug 2015
Making Gym (1)
A glimpse of Box (3) lead punch bag
31st July 2015
Box (2) filmed
23rd July 2015
The world fits into place when I’m upside down.
6th July 2015
After fruitful conversation with Tom Dale, artist, I have begun experiments for paring down each Impact Trace Object piece into different emotions. I have started with Anger. Using boxing and kicking moves.
3rd July 2015
Transported the clay on boards down to the Summer studio. It was heavy work. I am researching fixings for casting next week. The fixtures need to be cast into the plaster.
Had a PT session at the Gym afterwards. Just reset weights and reps for foundational moves, deadlifts, squats & bench press. Also reviewed pull ups. I love these basic moves.
2nd July 2015
Grey Gym Rings installed for the Summer Semester.
29th June 2015
Image chosen for MA catalogue.
21st June 2015
Clay molds in the making…
18th June 2015
I have started working with terracotta clay (8 bags) using the studio and Gym Rings. Making molds which are imprinted with my body using various ways of moving.
3rd June 2015
Graphite powder on primer, experimenting with second plaster casts looking for finish for new planned casting project
Renaissance wax and graphite powder
1st June 2015
Brushed graphite powder onto a second generation casting to see what it would do to the colour. I like it… It keeps the detail of finger prints but dulls the terracotta which mutes the colour.
Primed plaster cast. Some detail is lost but colour is good and abstraction to form is interesting also.
17th May 2015
Arm section trial mould and cast in wax
Cleared some space in the studio and reflected on ideas to take forward into the Summer.
Body casting to make into sculpture
Physicality and Movement on the Rings & other equipment
Using Physicality and Movement to make art works…paintings, imprints in clay and casting fromm that, etc
Testing ideas and researching Muscle Memory…starting with revisiting gymnastics moves from my youth. I have found two local gymnastics clubs which run adult classes I will visit both to see which presents the best opportunity for me to awaken my Muscle Memory and survive!
I made a short film called Tipping Point. I am using stretch and tipping points as a theme. It is a Movement Metaphor for life for some people, in the current political & financial climate.
I started with equal height gym rings. I turned upside down and held a stretch. Then by small increments I took the right hand ring down and repeated the upside down stretch.
As the ring got lower the tension built on the right side to hold the position. Until I found the tipping point where I could no longer hold the balance. And I came crashing down in a collapse.