‘Making a Body’

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‘Making a Body’

Has been growing in my Leigh Art Spaces studio (www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk) over recent months. After not seeing them for a while following my accident, I really liked the odd shapes and the subtlety of the wild blackberry body prints. So I have and still am making bigger and smaller shapes.  The soft shapes also get re-arranged and photograped every week and I want to develop this making or arranging in body shapes into performance and costume.  Currently NAS Leigh and Cross Street Arts, Wigan (www.crossstreetarts.co.uk) are organising a...

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Kenneth Prescott

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Kenneth Prescott

Here is a recent image of a Great Crested Grebe, unmistakable in it’s summer head and neck plummage, working on it’s nest opposite the Tom Edmondson Hide on Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh. Kenneth Prescott sent it especially for this website. Many thanks!

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More Feet

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More Feet

Here is a larger group of foot prints I made on paper with blackberry juice and inks last week. It is my left foot and I find it interesting the different marks it makes as it still moves differently and cannot take my weight fully. I made this very quickly, taking care of my foot. It really reminds me of the Ice Age Art exhibition that I went to see at the British Museum a few years ago.

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Prints-Roe Deer

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Prints-Roe Deer

Kenneth Prescott, after seeing images of my mark-making with my feet sent this imprint made by another local, a roe deer.   CJHarter has just announced more Beginners’ Writing courses for this Autumn, starting at Lowton and Hindley High Schools. Contact her via www.cjharterbooks.co.uk for more details.

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Legs

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Legs

Last week my New Art Spaces, Leigh studio, already with a wall full of feet started to accumulate legs. I’m working with calligraphy ink and wild blackberry juice that I froze last year. The juice does fade over time, on paper and fabric yet I like this transience and having worked with movement for most of my life, something that is going to fade, to change feels familiar.

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Colour!

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Colour!

Many thanks to Flower Shop By Gill, 1A Smith Street in Atherton, www.flowershopbygill.co.uk who allowed me to take some photographs of these amazing roses. The real, living rose is very colouful, shocking and surreal (I could continue…..) yet they seem to photograph well and really suit this time of year.

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New in the Box

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New in the Box

Many thanks to Ken Prescott for putting this new ‘make’ in the small box, in the indoor block on Pennington Flash last week. Ken said that he made it with materials lighter in colour to show up better in the box and in photographic images. I think it does.

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Feet

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Feet

Not surprisingly, feet have emerged in my mark making recently. Though I’m still very immobile I can get into two of my creative spaces regularly and have been doing a lot of mark making and working with fabric and found installation materials. I’m not sure where this work is going and feel like this is a time for map making, as I am limited to how far I can travel presently. This current work is supported by Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces. Castlefield Gallery’s,  www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk New Art Spaces (NAS) is an...

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New In The Box

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New In The Box

Here is another ‘make’ by Kenneth Prescott which he placed in the small box, in the indoor block on Pennington Flash last week. Ken commented, “It is a dark part of a branch with additions and it is not showing too well on the photo. I will put content into the small box every few weeks and use lighter coloured wood for the makes so they will show up better when photographed.” Many thanks Ken, I am still unable to get out to the flash so it is great that another artist is looking after this little box and filling it...

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New In The Box

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New In The Box

Many thanks to Kenneth Prescott who put this new ‘make’ in the small box in the indoor block on Pennington Flash earlier this week.

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