Thursday, 5 August 2010

Little glass jars and treasure

Some things I collect I like to keep in jars - I think a jar suggests that something is being preserved - that the something in the jar is precious or interesting, or just worth keeping. They signal something a little different to a 'specimin bag' type thing which I have also used. I collected scraps in jars whilst walking, these jars hung on the wall are part of a piece I showed for my recent second year assessment.

I've been trying to keep this practice up over the summer so that I have plenty of material to work with when I get back in the studio in september!

The things I've been collecting have been a bit more varied though - not just human 'left-overs'. I collected feathers and found broken bird eggs on one walk. It's that word again 'TRACE' - I can't get it out of my head, I think it's going to be really important in my work now.


  1. Well, I'm starting to think we must send eachother our ideas telepathically and subconsciously! I was so going to do the jar thing! haha! ah well... looks really good though! xxx

  2. I love the jar of feathers, looks like something so fragile and worthy of preserving. Almost environmental art! One for the Newton Park thing perhaps?

  3. Hmmmm maybe! Definitely a good thought. But the way you say they look 'worthy of preserving' - I quite like the other things which don't look worthy of preserving!