Saturday, 9 June 2012

NATURAL HISTORY IN ENAMEL

For everyone who can not get to Bristol between 08 and 14 June here is my MA assessment exhibition in Multi- Disciplinary Printmaking. This is the culmination of 3 years study at UWE.
The work is about our contradictory relationship with the insect world, I am describing the fascination we have for museum exhibits and the study of these creatures, yet we do not necessarily have an easy relationship with creepy crawlies when they enter our personal environment. The element you are missing here is the sound of flying insects being played through the head phones next to the light bulb piece adding a flesh crawling atmosphere to the work. All the pieces are made from enamelled steel and copper.






I could not have made this work in isolation, thankyou to Rachel Davis for 3 years of support and ideas swapping. The fabrication department at UWE for encouraging me to work with metal and solve construction dilemmas. David Julyan who made the sound track to my show giving it an extra dimension. Lesley Crawley who has been my secret research weapon and encouraged me along the way. Jane Bromham who has helped with all my computer related problems. Caroline McCatty who has been a long distance sounding board and source of encouragement and all my other friends who have had to put up with me banging on about the MA. Holly Brown for more long distance encouragement and sorting out the odd theoretical issue and last but not least, Rob, Jack and Toby who have put up with 3 years of domestic chaos and encouraged me every step of the way.

14 comments:

Charlotte said...

That is the most beautiful imagining and engineerng. I think it is
wonderful.

Robyn Sinclair said...

Such a beautiful body of work. Congratulations and best wishes for your exhibition.

Jane Housham said...

It looks wonderful. Congratulations.

Menopausalmusing said...

I have been clicking away on each photo and loving what I see... Congratulations, what an achievement. Looking forward to seeing it all in real life!

Patricia G said...

Your work is terrific! Beautifully presented show - congratulations!

Wendy Rhodes said...

Congratulations Sue, a superb achievement. A beautiful and fascinating exhibition showing great technical skill and imagination. Each piece needs careful looking to see the subtle layering and immaculate finish. The future of enamelling looks bright.

Printed Material said...

That you'd get to the end of the 3 years and succeed was never in doubt for me and I can't wait to see this on Monday. I'm expecting inspiration overload and doubt I'll be disappointed!

Caroline said...

So desperately sad that I can't be there and see it. These images are wonderful and truly aggravating my moth phobia. Congratulations Sue!

Kitsch and Curious said...

It was great to see it - and you - yesterday. Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement!

Kitsch and Curious said...

Sorry if that comment didn't sound quite right, but I hope you know what I'm trying to say!

Gina said...

Congratulations Sue. It looks wonderful.

Carole said...

Congratulations Sue! What an amazing body of work you have created! Wonderful.

Caroline said...

Absolutely beautiful - dramatic and intriguing! Congratulations!

Sharmon Davidson said...

I haven't been able to do much blog-visiting lately, and I see I have missed a lot! This is a wonderful, inspiring body of work, and quite an achievement. congratulations on finishing your degree!