Artworks: Seascapes series 2

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Some of the 3d collage pieces made from wood found here on the local beaches of Argyll, Scotland. I’ve been collecting washed up wood for over 3 years…(thanks mum for letting me dry it all on the aga and under floor heated tiles…) This new series uses my precious 50’s collection of cocktail stick bathing beauties and 50’s salt and pepper pot boat amongst other odd lost+found bits…

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Everyday I walk along the shore, documenting what I find, wood or plastic…

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…the pieces got bigger, sometimes more evocative…

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…some more whimsical depending on my collections and things found…

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It’s always a question of what I find in my boxes of things…the studio floor got covered as I got more and more obsessed, playing with compositions, shapes, textures and colours…

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Collage takes a long time, fiddling, looking, constantly moving long collected often cherished bits, thinking…waiting for that perfect ‘thing’ to fall in to place…seeing what inspires…textures, colours or shapes, looking for that balance…you can’t think it, you have to feel it, then trust it’s right…and then consider if you can let that piece go just yet?!

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