The spring and early summer have been taken up with methods of unconscious-building. I am exploring a form of sensory, naive architecture based on emotional rather than functional designs. This is a development of the concept of wabi-sabi the Japanese aesthetic that influences my work. But I am also interested in the idea of human fallibility at the heart of a structure - its signature design. A recognition that the permanent must eventually shift and change.
This has been an intense phase of exploration and discovery, working through multiple ideas concurrently.
I am using ceramic composites with clay sketches and remnants, combining these with acquired mixed media such as wood, wire and string.
I am also continuing to explore objects, in particular, the Shamisen (Japanese guitar) under the working title of ‘Geisha Mix’.