Reflecting on my time here

Reflecting on my time here
The focus of this residency was to respond to Oriel Davies' new exhibition space. The Drawing Room, or the 'withdrawing room' to give it the original seventeenth century title, was a room for house guests and residents to withdraw from more public spaces for privacy. They later became somewhere the women would 'withdraw' to after a meal, leaving th...
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Colourwalk

Colourwalk
​"Another exercise that is very effective is walking on colours. Pick out all the reds on a street, focussing only on red objects-brick, lights, sweaters, signs. Shift to green, blue, orange, yellow. Notice how the colours begin to stand out more sharply of their own accord. I was walking on yellow when I saw a yellow amphibious jeep near the corne...
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Catching up with the blog

Catching up with the blog
These past few weeks have flown by in a blur leaving me no time to write about it until now. A wonderful workshop with children from Bettws Lifehouse school and an open one with the wider community were both a great success and will feed into the final piece. Much has been added to the river of words - including in German! But no Cymraeg yet unfort...
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Mapping not planning

Mapping not planning
10am: I want to get into the imagination of this town - tattoo people and birdsong across skin. I have dreamed of the river but it is early in the residency and the images are intelligible so that I am left stumbling around the riverbank grasping at fog. 10.24am something interesting has just occurred. A woman called Joyce dropped in and while we d...
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The Drawing Room Residency Day 1

The Drawing Room Residency Day 1
Embarking on this new journey as an Associate Artist at Oriel Davies I am acutely aware that the season is changing. In parallel with this I am once again metamorphosing, and in an organic and beautiful twist of fate this residency begins at a time of reflection and evolution that pirouettes intentions and questions into the air like autumn leaves....
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