Recently, I participated in a workshop with Cambridgeshire sculptor Christophe Gordon-Brown who regularly operates a soapstone-carving course from his personal studio. My first attempt [left] has got me excited about the properties and malleability of the stone. This seemed to fit perfectly with a trip to the Henry Moore Studios and Gardens in Perry Green, Hertfordshire. The beautiful gardens are abundant with Moore’s monumental sculptures [right] and assorted studios filled with delicate prints and sketches.
To celebrate the completion of the Better From Zero project, we held a launch for the publication in the foyer of the Whitechapel Gallery. The book includes sketches and research from everyone involved, divided into sections summarising the context of each window space. I was particularly excited to include a contribution from the Head of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, John Gillett, whose essay ‘A Border Between Two Nothings’ develops on existing themes within my work.
This week has been about concluding IPBSZERO, a six-month curatorial and artistic project at the CASS Faculty of Arts in association with Whitechapel Gallery and London Metropolitan University. I recently removed my latest collection of sculptures, which featured within the buildings ten-metre window space. The exhibition was an amazing opportunity to prepare a selection of work for such a unique space and see the way that each piece evolved within its environment. To learn more contextually about the project and see the work of all the Artist's involved, visit www.betterfromzero.co.uk.