So having been back through all my visual diaries and notes I thought I would put some of the inspiration and experiments on the blog.
NB The wallhangings are currently hanging at Whitireia Library in Porirua, without all the dye cups and nothing dripping. They look nice against the windows but there isn't the element of performance so its not quite the same.
Images which inspired my exhibition Watermark which I've been burbling about recently.
Blood red river
Water collected from Chinese Rivers and lakes
Some of the things that I used for inspiration.
Antique willow pattern carving plate which we use at Christmas for the turkey.
Artists whose work I looked at:Work by Shinique Smith
Work by Julia Morrison
Work by Fiona Hall from the exhibition Kermadec.
Some of my experiments:
Sometimes you have to do a lot of strange stuff to get to somewhere.