Hello, here I am, still around and still working! I’ve allowed myself reduce my time spent on social media during the last months but in case you were wondering whether I have given up altogether – it’s a definitive no – I’m feeling most enthusiastic and productive!
Having been, until recently, the full-time maternity cover for a colleague at ECA meant that there was only little time left to delve in my own personal projects, but I have silently been working away on a couple of commissions which I am looking forward to presenting soon.
I am also excited to say that I have been invited to do a second residency at Uillinn in West Cork, Ireland, where I will continue to work on my personal project in August. ‘Reimagining Skibbereen’ sees me investigating my childhood home, my memories of it and the changes it has seen, as well as meeting new people and gathering their stories. The recordings and observational drawings I do there will later serve as a basis for a new narrative.
I’ll be sure to post work from Skibbereen – but in the meantime, here are some sketchbook doodles of the last weeks and months:
At the Puppet Museum in Parma, Italy (in-between lots and lots of good food),
Watching Italian men in Bologna, after visiting the Bologna Children’s Book Fair,
drawing more, well-sculpted men at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh
And finally, on the go, a view from a train station somewhere between Wales and Edinburgh.