I’ve never felt like a truly competent writer. I struggle to communicate my feelings and opinions in a way that I see as effective. I force myself to write in an attempt to get better at it. It never comes easily. However, I don’t make myself write on a strict schedule. You, as a reader […]Read more "Creative Self-Care"
For the past two weeks I’ve been working at Scottish Sculpture Workshop making new metal work for my upcoming collaborative project ‘islandness’. The net needle is an object I’ve been infatuated with for some time now. As a tool it is used to make and repair fishing nets, usually made from wood of plastic. I’m interested […]Read more "islandness casts"
Last year I had the delight of being announced the winner of the ‘Painting, Drawing and Sculpture’ category of the Shetland Open Exhibition. As a result the other three category winners (Aimee Labourne, Jeanette Nowak, Gillian Bridle) and I had the pleasure of making work for a group show at Bonhoga Gallery. Time was of the essence […]Read more "Traces"
Firstly, I must apologise. My blog has been neglected and I have not been sharing any of my emotions, inspirations or adventures onto this lovely little space on the internet I have made for myself. I have however, had a very wonderful and busy summer packed full of work and travel. So, here is a very […]Read more "Time ticks away…and all of a sudden I’m in Finland again."
Where is the time disintegrating away to?! I feel like I am always chasing after it! I’ve already been at Scottish Sculpture Workshop for over a month and it has been absolutely jam packed – so far I’ve had a great overview of the workings of this energetic arts organisation nestled away in Lumsden. My first few weeks of […]Read more "Molten Metal + Snowy Landscapes"
Happy Winter Solstice everyone! We can officially celebrate the darkness being at its most pure and enjoy the fact that from now on the days will be getting longer and lighter. Phew! I feel this as a prominent turning point and although the longer days won’t be apparent for a while yet, this day is […]Read more "Happy Winter Solstice"
I have recently been in a long research focused and experimental stage of my practice and am just starting to resolve this into finished works. I believe it is very important to always keep making work simply for the sake of making but I do find great benefit in having a focus and something to work towards. It […]Read more "Creating // Making // Forming"
A friend and fellow Shetland artist gave me a recommendation to go and search through the shelves of the Shetland Amenity Trust’s geology samples. The prospect of shelves full of rocks always get me rather excited so I was eager to find out if I could come and have a peek for myself. One of the […]Read more "Shetland Geology"
Today, while sitting in my studio looking out on a snowy Weisdale I did something scary. I re-read my art school dissertation. I found myself getting nervous opening the document on my mac, I wish I had the hard copy but that is bundled somewhere in a box in our VAU studio’s in Glasgow. I actually […]Read more "Repetitive…"
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