Glorious Descent

Glorious Descent
Acrylic on canvas 60 x 40cm

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The World's A Stage

Each month Maggie Hensel-Brown, of The Workroom gallery and shop Newcastle, curates a themed group exhibition. This month she invited me to respond to the theme (all the world's a) STAGE and contribute a piece of work.  I had Conveniently been working with recycled materials and paint, building what I viewed a sort of miniature stage set, in my studio. Scavenging materials from the recycling bin and assembling modest combine sculptures I had been struggling to understand what I was doing other than having a lot of fun. Given the context of this exhibition by Maggie has allowed me to consider the theatrical possibilities of my current work and further my practice as creator of imaginary worlds. As lover of all things circus and mysteriously macabre, of ritual and fancy dress I hope to assume the role of illusionist in my next work and tell the stories that ale place within the plastic and cardboard structures of The World's a Stage. 

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