I am fortunate to walk along the seafront each day and continue to be fascinated and inspired by the shifting light and textures revealed at low tide.
High tide and a gentle breeze creates subtle marks across the surface of the water. Blue tones
fade to grey on the horizon, but on other days when the wind blows, it becomes a muddy brown as estuary floor is stirred up.
The Winter light over the past few weeks has been beautiful. Silvery tones, and stunning contrasts have been a pleasure to witness. Each day brings something different.
This next few months will be a busy time with plans for a number of events. The first being an exhibition with Artbookart at Gallery 70, Leigh on Sea, followed by two Artist Book Fairs in April and then May. Needless to say I am busy "pulling threads" together and completing work. I am hoping to incorporate some of the marbling techniques and drawings into various book structures.
Beyond the Page exhibition will feature work inspired by Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson. It is a beautifully written book which conjures a host of images and possibilities. Narrowing down my ideas and finding a particular focus - while enjoyable, has taken more time than I expected. However there's nothing like a deadline to stop the procrastinating and crack on!
Each of us in Artbookart will be making an artist book so it will be interesting to see the various interpretations come together.
First sketch ideas.
I have decided to make the book three dimensional by using a map fold.
The seahorse talisman is referred to as 'the lost hero of time" and will rise up through the centre of the book.
I am also part of Bookscapes Collective.
Bookscapes is a group of six artists that have developed a group practice specialising in site specific interventions and exhibitions.