Three new collage works for the New Year: ‘Fields of Attraction’. Colourful building blocks of life coalesce, developing into a single celled organism that proceeds to divide and replicate itself.
Three small widescreen format landscape/walkabout inspired cut paper collage originals.
Size 7.5 x 30cm, various pre-coloured/translucent papers and card.
***** Merry Christmas! * Joyeux Noël! * ¡Feliz Navidad! * Vrolijk Kerstfeest! * Frohe Weihnachten! * Buon Natale! *****
Throughout our Monday Drawing Club zoom meeting I was collaging cuttings from some old woodblock prints, re-arranging & re-imagining connections between inked/non-inked papers. The motto ‘I have everything I need’ encourages an environmentally sound method of working, re-cycling previously used papers, that for one reason or another may not have been fulfilling their optimum potential. Now re-aligned they present some new and exciting possibilities of direction.
Three pieces collaged during the evening session are presented here:
Threading Together is a cross-generational arts project, using textiles and photography focusing on food cultures and food memories. The project is culminating in an exhibition of photography and textile work, featuring work produced by our Travel and Tourism students as well as by members of the wider Dover community. The project has also involved some of the local independent range of cafes and restaurants that we have in Dover.
My plate of bratwurst, wild garlic sprinkled potatoes and red cabbage with apple is a rather eclectic heritage mix.
I have always loved sausages since I was very young, whether they be Bratwurst, Wall’s pork sausages in the UK, or those wonderful Weißwuascht from Southern Germany. Together with the boiled potatoes sprinkled with chopped wild garlic, they remind me of early years in Switzerland. Settling in the UK, my grandfather always carried a dried Edelweiss flower to remind him of his homeland, and I still have that to this day – along with his old 78 rpm recording of The Happy Wanderer, sung by The Obernkirchen Children’s Choir from 1953. The song ‘Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann’ rings true today as my passion is to wander through the many landscapes and cities of Europe. My somewhat European feast would not be complete without the red cabbage and apple I discovered and loved so much from dishes in The Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland whilst on walkabout.
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