One-day workshop beginning with short walk from artists studio to gather responses to the landscape: drawings, photos, found objects and words. These will form the basis for participants to create a small bookwork back in the studio.
Outline. The workshop will start with an introductory talk about the day ahead. Examples will be shown of the possible outcomes we might create to help fire the imagination. After the introductory talk we will take a short walk from the studio over to Belchamp Walter church. The purpose of the walk will be to gather responses in the form of words, images and small natural objects. These will be used as the basis, and stimulation, for a small bookwork produced under the guidance of Terry Flower back in the studio. The purpose of the day will not be to make refined outcomes, but small proposal/sketch/ book works to stimulate more refined artworks at some future date. The day will also provide students with a working methodology for the individual to use as a template for future personal responses to landscape.
Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 1986 I have been a committed teacher and practitioner, I divide my time equally between the two and feel one feeds into the other. My theme is landscape, which is explored through sculpture, photography and bookworks. My work is a prompt, encouraging the exploration of the landscape around us. No place is mundane, each has some magic to offer and rewards those with time enough to pause and engage. One does not need an exotic location to begin, it’s out there in the most ordinary of places happening every day.