Somerset Reacquainted - The Squares are back!

The squares really are are back, well, I have been experimenting with them since last summer but in terms of the public eye, they are back.  This is the next in a line of several developments for 'Somerset Reacquainted', it's a collaborative book initiated and being put together by artist Nina Gronw-Lewis and I'm really happy to have been able to submit a page for it. 

Somerset Reacquainted is a 'creativity in isolation' project initiated by artist Sara Dudman, you may recall seeing a previous post where I submitted work with an artist led group, this is the link if you would like to read Somerset Reacquainted July 2020 Just over 60 artists were/are involved with everyone submitting work to be shown on Instagram and the S.A.W website, we were then able to have a physical exhibition, when lockdown restrictions were lifted, at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.  A really wonderful collection of art, which really felt like you were exploring the local area and the way the artists worked and what it meant to be in Somerset in an unprecedented lockdown event.

I jumped at the chance to be involved in this new stage, it feels like a very special project and I am encouraged to pursue this line of artistic enquiry with my photographic diary and collages, followed by my watercolour squares.
I am often inclined to throw more at my artwork, being minimal sometimes doesn't feel like enough, but I like exploring this avenue born out of time in lockdown and to see where it takes me, which is partly what this project is about.  This is very much about time and reflection as well as mark making and it has felt very natural and intuitive.

I have written some text on the submitted page which is is as follows...

''Marks made in lockdown. Instants, moments, days, weeks, months. Photographs, tiny snaps of creativity caught over Autumn/Winter 2020-21.  Thinking a lot about time and how it moves and how it's relative.  Daily life minimised and remembered in small squares of watercolour.''

Thanks to Sara Dudman, Zoe Li and Somerset Art Works for keeping up the momentum. Please click here for more about the project Somerset Art Works » Somerset Reacquainted



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