impressions

Within my sketchbook work I have, for some time, been particularly taken with the idea of an impression being a metaphor for how we feel about someone who has gone. There but not there.

void Sketch 3

An early example of my thinking from sketchbooks

These ideas influenced my bodmin prison project and this theme continues to fascinate me.

string impression in paper pulp mixed with pva

string impression in paper pulp mixed with pva

impression2

rope impression with overlaid paper in paper pulp

knitted bowl

knitted bowl

Knitted bowl covered in paper pulp and pva

Knitted bowl covered in paper pulp and pva

Knitted paper burnt leaving impression

Knitted paper burnt leaving impression

Impression left after burning with salt crystals

Impression left after burning – salt crystals added to edge

 

 

 

 

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