April 2020: Art in progress…

As the COVID-19 lockdown continues and travel is limited, I’ve been seeking inspiration from my home and garden for art-making this month.

I’ve been lucky to be commissioned by Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Suffolk Artlink, Making Waves Together/Norfolk County Council and Norwich University of the Arts to produce various remote learning resources. The creative resources have been a range of videos and written pieces with photos, which aim to support people to find inspiration and creativity during lockdown at home. This has kept my own creativity flowing through these difficult times.

Alongside trusty cyanotype, I’ve been experimenting with anthotype photography. This technique is completely chemical-free and plant-based, and uses the liquid from plants, leaves, berries, vegetables, etc as a light sensitive coating for paper to expose in the sun. I’m really enjoying playing with this new-to-me medium that I’ve been longing to try for ages, and can’t wait to try new plants in the bright spring sunshine.

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