Process Led Collaboration with Artist Hazel Evans: Interacting with Our Environment
Between January and April 2012 I worked intermittently on a process led collaboration with The Lighthouse‘s resident artist Hazel Evans.
I met Hazel Evans in 2010 when she invited me to be a featured artist, performing my creative practice in The Bookshelf, an event for Poole Literary Festival. I was invited to appear again in The Bookshelf during The Monochronium, Hazel Evan’s debut solo exhibition at The Lighthouse in 2011. During this event Hazel and I identified some crossovers in our creative practices and the inspiration that informs them.
This led to us embarking on a collaborative adventure, responding to locations in Dorset January – April 2012. This involved using the environment itself to make the work – including drawing with twigs dipped in ink, pine cones, ink drawings finished by the rain, turning a bird hide into a studio and laying drawings in a river to see how the natural current would effect both waterproof and waterbased inks on the page. This work was exhibited at The Lighthouse May – July 2012 (Thanks to Danika Westwood for the last few photos of Bournemouth Gardens.)