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Blog 10   Covid19

What is ephemerality? Transience, lasting for a short time. Synonyms are : momentariness, temporariness, transience, fleetingness, fugitiveness, impermanence, impermanency, evanescence Andy writes in his blog called Ephemeral Objects: 'I would propose that ephemerality is a condition, or perhaps characteristic, of liminal existence, that an essential “thing in itself” may persist over time, though its composition…

Blog 9 Covid19

Trying to move on, I decided to look at the way insects see flowers. Most can't see light with a wavelength greater than 650 nanometres. Yellow, at 580 nanometres is difficult for most insects to see, which comes as a surprise.  Bees see red as black and flies are attracted by blue and colours that…

Into the future

I have just looked back over the two She’d exhibitions and I am amazed at how much work we have actually produced in such a short time. There is no doubt that the first exhibition focuses on our situation and it would be strange if it didn’t. It is at the foremost of everyone’s mind.…

End of lockdown blog

Helen Stevenson Lockdown has been ended for a while now and we are returning to a new normal. I am still furloughed from work and although life is resuming some sense of normality I have been able to go to my studio space more often. I have the space to continue painting with a number…

And next…

Hatchery has given me much needed structure during lockdown. Instead of working in a void it has been good to share thoughts, ideas and works in progress. Also having a deadline for an exhibition has been healthy. My work began in a different place for this residency as I usually start a new body of…

Moving forwards, not standing still

Hatchery residency via artcore? Done. Two exhibitions, some frission, excitement, a bit of a show. Showing one is, does. Somewhat knows. Then there is the next part, which is? For this no script is written although the Hatchery group has decided to stay together. So we continue. Extremely nice and, in fact, a little bit…

Launch of She’d 2

The launch of She'd 2 happened on July 17th with an expected link to facebook live. Unfortunately the link was hacked and there is no record of the launch which is a little sad but could not be helped. I decided to put my introduction here. For the first part of She’d, my work was…

The day before

Admin. raises a sense of foreboding. A place where errors creep in even though you have read through it a dozen times. I ‘knew’ it was right but somehow it wasn’t. I think I am feeling a little anxious before the launch of She’d 2 tomorrow. I am pleased with how I am developing my…

Hatchery zooming along, discussions plentiful and lively. I think progressions are being made. Yesterday, we explored inner voices through using sock puppets. Maybe it didn't quite work as planned at the time but think it is working now. The aim was to try and uncover some deeper thoughts about our individual art practices that sometimes,…

July 2nd

Just coming up to the first exhibition. I feel that it has gone so fast. It has been very intense just making the work, never mind the Hatchery admin. stuff. This first part has so many elements that it is hard to get it all into perspective. The development between the first and second exhibitions…