Catherine Gray
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Currently my work is focused on the appropriation of words, giving life back to something ephemera, something that is shared only briefly. Working with nostalgia, history and memories fills me with appreciation, a need to reconnect with a forgotten time and skill of writing letters. I happened upon love letters from the early 1900’s, my chosen phrases to work with are those that lift from the page on initial glance, the graceful form of ink on paper.
My interpretation is energised with who and what lies beyond the letter, the story. Beginning a piece with control but then allowing impulse to drive and to provide stimulus, provides excitement and provokes a level of mystery and it can create a lack of clarity, obscurities to occur. The work becomes ambiguous, definitely intuitive. I offer a fragment of what I see, breaking down an entirety. Allowing the work to convey its own sentiments and become more tangible. Providing enough for the viewer to become engaged and intrigued but also allow space for thinking.

Member Since

19th May 2012

Speciality

Other

Last Active

Monday 29th June 2015

Home Town

Horsham

Date of Birth

Friday 11th January 1974

Gender

Female

 
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Working practice 2, inspired by the landscape.