It's been just over 6 months since I've updated my blog. For various reasons I got out of the habit but I've decided to try and get back into the habit. It's a good habit as writing up what I've been up to is a good way for me to a) collate information b) keep track of the progress I'm making and c) be able to show examples of my work.
This post is a mostly visual one with examples of what I've been working on over the last few months and a few words about each piece. All of the pieces shown have been made in connection with my research into the history of St George's Field, some of the people buried there and Victorian mourning culture. I'm interested in the past, how we view it and how we can collaborate with it.
|This is an anthotype of the same film image made with weeds collected from the site.|
|This is a lumen print of the same film image of the Chapel.|
|This is a 35mm black and white view of the view through the entrance to the site nearest to Clarendon Road.|
|digital picture of reflection pic taken in the rain in April 2019|
|Another b+w film image view of the entrance to the site nearest to Clarendon Road|
|An experiment with printers ink, rollers and leaves collected from the site.|
|Matte Medium Image transfer of a 35mm colour film image of the tomb of George Thwaites and family. He was an innkeeper and lived on Vicar Lane in Leeds. He died in 1855 of inflammation. This image was left on the site for 4 weeks.|
|A reworking of the Comfort in Sorrow installation for the Death and the Sacred Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University March 22nd 2019|
Work in progress - rubbings of various parts of the site. One of the things I'm interested in trying to achieve is a kind of collaboration with the site.
|view of Once and Now - show at Kapow Coffee, Thorntons Arcade, Leeds October 2018-November 2018|
2d printed and framed work
|Close up of hoops - images are 35mm film images heat transferred onto on coffin lining material and hoops covered with purple and grey bias binding, purple and grey are colours associated with Victorian mourning.|
works in progress - matte medium image transfers of 35mm film images of the Chapel at St George's Fields