Tag Archives: Conceptual art

Making Something Out Of Nothing

As in any of my practice, I hate the excuse that something can’t be done simply because I don’t have the right equipment or materials, or enough money etc. There are creative solutions to these problems if you look hard … Continue reading

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More Post Graduation Reflections

Following on from my previous blog, which looked at what I’ve been doing since graduating in 2012, this blog looks at 2015 to 2016.   I started 2015 working on my biggest project to date, The Thread of Life. I … Continue reading

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Cromford Mills Exhibition

At long last, the Thread of Life Exhibition is on public display. I was so relieved last Friday when the work was finally hung and looking great all together. It was also the first time I had seen my cross-stitch … Continue reading

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The Thread of Life Residency Experience

  I began my residency, The Thread of Life, with Bank Street Arts in October 2014 when I launched my crowdfunding campaign. The residency was unpaid, but after applying for other residencies in the past and never getting anywhere, I … Continue reading

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Ideas and Inspirations for DNA patterns

I’ve given a few workshops now and had some really interesting conversations with the people who have been along to them. One of this things I try to tackle in the workshops is the usual constraints which cross-stitch presents, and … Continue reading

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3 weeks of stitching

I’ve been spending the last few weeks working on my large cross-stitch. I’ve estimated that, based on the progress I’ve made so far, if I spend 3 days a week working on it until November I should have it mostly … Continue reading

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Cross-stitch as Contemporary Art

I’ve been working on an article for a magazine cross-stitch as contemporary art, and I recently gave a talk at the Hack Circus Christmas Party about my project, and putting what I’m doing into words has been a really good experience. … Continue reading

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The Sea

It’s open studios at my Yorkshire Artspace studio building this weekend (Exchange Place, Sheffield), and I have a pop-up exhibition called The Sea.   The sea is a subject which I keep coming back to. It fascinates me because it … Continue reading

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Leviathan and the Sea

I’ve been working on a collaboration with Michael Borkowsky for the Liverpool Biennial. We’ve been planning on working on a project together for years, and eventually came up with the idea of basing it on Leviathan, the Biblical sea monster … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Religion

I was quite young when I realised that I didn’t believe in God. I had always gone to an Anglican Methodist church school, yet they failed to install any sense of belief in me. I remember the church being so … Continue reading

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