A showing of recent works by
Susan Bowers, Fiona Dempster, Stephanie McLennan and Tory Richards.
A collection of prints, mixed media drawings and artists' books
The theme 'The Red Thread' has given us all the opportunity to explore in our own way what it means to have threads holding and connecting us to each other and the world especially at a time when the world has seemed very strange indeed.
Sometimes it takes an exhibition or in this case a 'showing' of work to motivate you back into the studio, and back into the blogging world where I am quite shocked to realise it has been years since I last posted to tracemarks. I have missed it. Now that I am here over three years later, not only has the format for blogging changed by I think my work has too. Certainly I have been exploring concepts that have seen me wearing my heart on my sleeves a little and I will be posting more on that, and on the works that I am submitting for show, at a later stage.
I am including below one of the images of a series of five large drawings - 900mm x 700mm - which have been done with the idea of spiritual connections. The intangible forces that surround us and hold us. As is often the case in a small version of a large work the detail is lost. As you may have read in previous posts of mine that I have not been able to work with intaglio etching and since then have been searching for a way to reproduce the plate tone I so loved with copper plate printing. This is the closest I have come to realising that effect with drawing.