Posts filed under: Traces Exhibition

What is the point of art? There are possibly as many answers to that question as people asking it, but one is simply: to make the world better. Making and looking at art can make the world better simply because creativity releases ‘happy’ chemicals in the brain and distracts from anxious thoughts. Goodness knows my......
For the forthcoming TRACES exhibition I set myself a brief of including work relating to the history of my family in St.Helens.  I am not sure my living, breathing, fell-walking parents are going be that happy to be counted as ‘historical’, but I could not resist making this piece for the show. My Dad was......
  The battle of the Somme had always been a sobering but impersonal piece of history to me until a few months ago. I rang my Dad for a piece of information to aid me in an art work and he went rambling on about the bit of family history I wasn’t asking about. I......
I am asking questions. What if? What next? When? Why? With whom? Where? Did I miss the mark? Can I catch up? Does it matter? Will I ever know? Life  is a collections of scraps. Memories. Wishes, Considerations and contemplations. Possibilties, plans and permutations. How we curate them alters the story we tell ourselves. Had I......
Things have not been going to plan. Which turned out to be good thing, because from pain, discouragement and uncertainty came a new, unexpected artist’s book. With two exhibitions hot on the heels of each other early next year, I need to be producing good work steadily. If not rapidly. My exhibiting parter Leah Higgins commented......
One of the indicators that I have the right exhibiting partner for the forthcoming Traces exhibition is that Leah Higgins and I  alighted upon the title without any angst or undue deliberation. I think the knack of picking a title is to be specific enough that you have something of interest to sell whilst leaving......
Do you ever go to an art exhibition and wonder: How did they do that? Maybe you can’t see how they got the idea for the art. Or how they achieved a particular effect. Or maybe, like me, you are forever watching out for security people then trying to peer into the 3mm gap between......