Beginnings of collage experiments based around the idea of the hidden and revealed, the thought process includes archaeology, the passing of time, above and below, what we do and do not see. I have ideas about archaeological techniques and tools, earth pigments, layering paint and revealing through layers. Reading about making paint from earth pigments will lead me to further experiments in process.
This lovely book has just arrived in my postbox! Louise discusses her process, challenges and her disasters and the successful. She lets us in on her studio practice and talks about her life long passion for the poetry of Ted Hughes, her inspiration for this book. It is very encouraging to read about her struggles to pull a body of work together that felt real and exciting to her and inevitably pushed her work to a new level, forcing her to evaluate what she cherished in her work and what she could discard.