We are about halfway through the show as I write this, while sat in our gallery space awaiting this morning’s opening time. In the end, there were a few iterations of my display before settling on the final collection of pieces. At first, Maiko suggested I was in a no-man’s land: not resolved enough pieces for them to stand alone, but not enough exposure of process to show a proper work in progress. I’m not sure I completely agreed with her, but I understood why she wanted to show more of our processes – and to make a clear distinction between our ‘work in progress’ show and the MA final show – all shiny and finished – downstairs.
At first I tried putting all of my recent samples on the table
Which I decided looked confused and untidy. After a few goes re-arranging this, we settled on just showing one aspect of my latest experiments and adding another one of my fabric drawings:
I also dropped a quick hand with some calligraphy for one of my fellow students in need!
The view from the door…