Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Collections of reflections.

I've really been missing the studio whilst working full time for the summer. So in the evenings I've been wandering the streets taking photos of things I find interesting, just using my little digi camera to capture the moment. I've also continued collecting little lost things in jars. Here are just a couple of photos I took a few days ago of some broken mirror on the pavement - I think somebody's car wing mirror that had smashed on the ground. As I walked past I could see my abstract reflection moving across all the scattered pieces. I tried capture the reflections of the grey sky and the trees above.

I wanted to talk about some work that I made a couple of months ago, that I've been thinking about alot , but I can't find the memory stick I have all the images on - panic alerts! When I find it, I will share my thoughts...

Monday, 5 July 2010

Pigeon Park

'Pigeon Park: 100 Found Objects in Specimin Bags'

'Pigeon park: 80 Found Objects in Slide Cases'

So, for this most recent installation, I didn't have to look far from the exhibition space for inspiration. I collected rubbish and stuff from the park next door. I don't know what the place is called, but I've heard it referred to as 'Pigeon Park', although I can't actually remember when, or who told me!

I installed my work in the darkened room at the back of the shop. I pinned a small hand drawn map just inside the doorway, showing the park and space on Lower Borough Walls. In the right hand corner, I pinned to the wall 100 small plastic bags with one found object in each. The objects were classified, although not labelled. The groups were made up of things like receipts, ring pulls, pieces of ceramic and packaging. I also put in the room a slide projector, projecting large images onto the wall around the corner. The slides were not photographs, but were 80 found objects in slide cases. This was similar to a piece I made in May, which I had alot of trouble to get working, but I managed to get it running smoothly this time round!

I suppose that by selecting and displaying these scraps of rubbish, and placing them in a new environment, I want them to be appreciated in a new light.