After a long and busy summer things have finally returned to the normal routine of term time. Autumn is in the air and I have a lot to do! I have work to finish for a number of exhibitions this autumn (there is an updated list on my exhibitions page now), the biggest of which is Tide Marks, which gets its first showing at Gate Gallery in Grimsby towards the end of October.
As with Textures of Spurn and Gifts from the Pavement I am publishing a book to accompany this body of work and I am busy pulling that together to meet the print deadline. It’s a satisfying process to bring something like this together, to see the images sitting alongside each other and look back at how the work has developed. I like this documentation of a project, recording the process and bringing that together with elements of inspiration and finished work. It isn’t a catalogue and it isn’t a description of how I have done what I’ve done. It is more a commentary on the project and a way to take the viewer deeper into where the work has come from.
This time round I’m doing everything myself: becoming publisher and graphic designer as well as artist. It’s a steep learning curve but I like a challenge!