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My chance to wonder about hand made things and tell the world about those I make, love and cherish!

Thursday, 22 May 2008

WIP.and lots of hard work!


This is the WIP for the exhibition which is the culmination of my days working with Angie Hughes. This isn't all I am going to produce but its the part of the body of work.
A bit of a rushed photo.
It is a story box to represent the story of Eloise and Abelard. Its a story that has fascinated me for a while and after playing around with fairy stories I decided I would rather portray a true story. Its all rather a fanciful interpretation of artefact's that the couple but particularly Eloise would have had.
This is a tower with a rather virginal dress hanging inside. In the roof /attic is a globe made from wire to suggest her intelligence but also give the idea of a bird cage. I am pleased with it so far but I am finding it all such hard work. I can bash out bags/dolls/ladybird purses .. no problem but as soon as I come to try to turn it from craft into art and express something with it, I find it soooo hard! I find lots of things to do to avoid actually sitting down and making something. When it is made I find it difficult to "like" the piece. Its really hard to express how hard it feels.
It is a while since I have produced a piece for an exhibition and I had forgotten how mentally challenging it can be.
3 babies and my brain has turned to jelly.

1 comment:

Monika L. said...

Joanna, I think I know what you mean, it is not easy to create while being interupted so often by all the duties...I would say - just do/make what makes you happy!