Heartbeats

Hello again. This is one of my ‘assemblages’ where I make different ‘objects’ from scratch and arrange them as if to choreograph their ‘dance’. Heartbeats is so titled because of the two hand-woven, heart-shaped central pieces. These are what Filipinos in the central Visayas region call “puso” (literally meaning ‘hearts’). We tend to use coconut…

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Young Colony

My exhibition called Wild Wonder here in Coventry is fully under way. This is the first work in a series of fourteen. I shall blog each one as the show goes on. Yes, I have been busy making, and here it is in the flesh shown in the wonderful Blue Door Gallery. I am pleased…

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Sisters

This is the final piece for my Warwickshire Open Studios group show at UHCW, here in Coventry. My best friends were the muses. The idea was to celebrate nursing – a profession that, quite literally, has brought people from different parts of the world to work together and care for patients in our National Health…

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Floribunda 4 – Vintage Colours

When making these for my WOS exhibit, I thought of reprising vintage colours. I chose two primary colours, a white accent, and finished it off with a deep green. The see-through yellow flower is a new flower this year. I like how it pops against the blue! This idea has made me think of making…

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Micro-climate

Another abstract moment headed to Warwickshire Open Studios this year. I decided to inject some ‘cuties’ in this one. These inked bug-like things are emerging in my subconscious, as I listen to nature-related topics on the radio while I’m working. I have been listening to this dystopian drama on the BBC, called ‘Forest 404’. Somehow…

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Savoury-sweet

I have continued the gastronomic theme and sharing this today. This one’s an odd one, but it is slowly growing on me. A gauche creation that I’m still trying to figure out. I added a touch of gold watercolour – ‘savoury’. The ‘pinks’ and ‘yellow’ are the saccharine elements. The iridiscent sequins complete the arrangement.

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Delish

Thought about mixing pleated papers with coiled and ‘bendy’ ones. The juxtaposition of these two methods was the starting point. Then it became about how the papers cast subtle colourful shadows on the support. Played with several ‘arrangements’ and finally decided on this offering, which reminds me of restaurant food. So my inner gastronome is…

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New Directions

Spring is here! And I have been busy making new works for an upcoming exhibit called Warwickshire Open Studios. It’s based on my hometown here at Coventry where artists open up their studios for some ‘art fix’ for everyone. This is my first time joining, so I am anticipating it with equal measures of positive…

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