|Hand made paper, compost, stitch, tracing paper,pins 420mm x 297mm|
The A3 exhibition gave me chance to do some more making! My main objective was to make an A3 piece that would prompt the viewer to reflect on the physicality of the land generating questions about how they place themselves as individuals within the world itself. Process and development were one of the main aspects of the work. Handmade paper made from well-rotted compost and paper pulp was texturized by using the process of heat. As well as creating a more textured surface scorching and burning was also achieved creating more aesthetic depth. Blanket stitch was used to attach the roughly torn pieces of the paper together. The result was a textured topographical map like piece which visualizes the rural landscape. The appropriation of the Yorkshire landscape and its patchwork of cultivated fields separated by dry stone wall boundaries are evident in the work. The piece portrays the main theme and concern of my current work; the physicality of the world around us and societies lack of connection with the real world within the 21st century.