I hadn’t gone there very prepared, thinking that they would run through various techniques and we’d have a few days to come up with a project. However, after a quick demonstration of some of the kit, it was straight into it.
My first project was a metal standing stone, cut and riveted together and then decorated with ground lines on one side, and a map of Baras on the other (drawing from my printmaking work I have done using maps of this location).
After that, I did a quick piece for “consequences”, an art project I am starting with my family where we each start a piece, pass it on to another family member to work on, then on to another family member to complete (more of this later hopefully!). The thinking behind this piece is a rolling hillside with footpaths over it, with holes drilled at the ends and middle to allow threads/material to be attached (if that is what the next person decides to do – who knows!).
Then I started work on a couple of pieces for “residencies – homes for unknown creatures” an idea I have been mulling over for a while. Neither of these are complete at the moment, but I will post images of them again when they reach that stage.
The course was excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Brian and Owen were both very friendly and helpful, there was plenty of material to choose from and kit to work with. A few images of the workshop and people at work: