I have been to London, I didn't see the Queen, but I have been quite busy...
I'm coming towards the finish of my 2-year Masters course. It's been an opportunity to have my work tested by a cohort of other students and lecturers from around the world. The idea is, you all agree to appraise each other’s work against international scientific and cultural trends and exemplars. This helps you fine tune your work and keep it relevant.
The key thing about a course of this kind, is it’s going to hurt (but in an enjoyable way)! You don’t have to change what you do, you're simply making sure that what you’re making is the best version. The Masters measures how far you have travelled on this journey, how much you have tested yourself; but you ultimately decide how to measure what is 'best'.
I’ve continued with community art projects...
Working with the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth and their communities. While I will be bringing in skills to share with these communities, I’m trying to emphasise the exchange of ideas, and un-earthing of skills local to their area, such as dyeing.
Also, I’m moving into Makers Mill!!!!
I can’t wait. It’s such a beautiful place, situated on the banks of the river Greta. I’ll be developing figurative pieces based on people’s old photos and memories.
Pursuing an understanding of what we need to exist in the world: how do we connect with others (and the wider world and its objects), what is our language.