The building has a powerful presence and underwent a Phoenix-like transformation by fire in the year 2000. My interest in the innate processes of materials seemed to naturally mirror that of the building and I proposed bringing a palette of materials that would ‘travel’ alongside the Community during the cycle of the year and be transformed by it.
"An important part of my practice is collaborative-making by ‘Expressive Instruction’, such as sending a blacksmith a poem commissioning a “hook to hold everything up”.
This type of responsive work with local crafts-people, performers, schools and the community has been a powerful aspect of the Residency."
Steel. Effra water (550mm diameter)
A steel bowl that had previously held fire, was filled with water from the River Effra and left to evaporate for 72 days, revealing the language of its rusting.
The Brisons Veor Residency 25 April - 9 May 2015
Situated at Cape Cornwall on the Penrith Peninsular where the Atlantic currents divide.
The work developed the 'Moreveren' project (2013). I visited the site of several infamous shipwrecks with an acrylic mirror and steel comb.
A series of digital photographs were produced.
Porthleven, Cornwall (17-27 May 2013)
A prize winner of the Porthleven Prize the residency offered the opportunity to collaborate with a group of four other artists and the local community. The residency was followed by three exhibitions in Porthleven, Bristol and Bath.
The work was made in collaboration with the Porthleven Metalworks Ltd., a local glass-blower and a fisherman.
'Morveren': an outdoor installation moored out at sea,
'Morveren's Window' : a laser-cut window text-piece and
'Three Vessels': blown-glass bottles to hold Cornish holywell water.