Residency

Residency at Worthing College 2014-2015

My new work has been based on the concept of growth which has led to exploring how the The Fibonacci series  (a sequence of numbers which starts 1,1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…..where each number is made by the sum of the 2 preceding numbers) could be used as a  ‘pattern’ for my new work.

This  of numbers was introduced to Europe by Leonardo Pisano (also referred to as ‘Fibonacci’) in the 12th/13th century who also was one of the first to use the Hindu- Arabic system of numbers we use today as opposed to Roman Numerals which were in common use at the time.

I have been influenced by the work of Mario Merz, an Italian artist who used the Fibonacci sequence to inspire his work in the latter part of the 20th century and Dr Ron Knott’s website hosted by the Mathematics Department of the University of Surrey, UK. The TED talk by Arthur Benjamin gives a good introduction to the magic of this series of numbers.

New Work:

Fibonacci Clusters: recycled postcards featuring an image of my work. Individual ‘florets’ wired together following the Fibonacci pattern of 1 floret, 1 floret, 2 florets, 3 florets, 5 florets etc

Fibonacci Squares: Pen & Ink on Japanese Paper

This is a drawing made using a series of drawn rectangles with length of sides relating to the sequence of numbers known as the ‘Fibonacci Numbers.’

Original Lino prints based on ammonites:

 

Nautilus Lines: Pen& Ink Drawing

Final Exhibition Site specific installations in the Changing Rooms of the former Warren Club  June 2015

Dark Spaces in the Warren Club

Dark Spaces in the Warren Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

The installations were responding to the spaces and the signs left around the changing rooms- mainly warning signs, giving the space a feeling of imminent danger.

Entrance Hall:

Corridor to the Changing Rooms

Corridor to the Changing Rooms

 

Castel del Monte Installation:

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Dark Spaces:

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In Case of Emergency:

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