The Earth Beneath Her Feet project, collecting materials from across England, and a little into Scotland, from the villages and towns where people were accused of witch craft in the witch panics, and pigments associated with local contemporaneous industry. Thinking about othering in contemporary society. Currently the studio is filled with experiments using the collected pigments. For details of my residency in Suffolk please click Pasture Project Space button below:
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Sources of pigments at Instow beach
Processing pigments from earth from Devon
clean large stones out of the muddy clay, wash out the organic matter and scoop off the surface, sieve out the stones and sand, dry out the clay, to change from yellow ochre to red or brown add heat, to change from raw umber to burnt umber add heat, grind to a powder and sieve through a fine mesh sieve. rock ochres umbers, mud rock and bideford black, and carbon blacks can simply be bashed up then seived.
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Pasture Project Space Residency photographs feb 2023 Suffolk
Day One of the Residency: Walked from Sudbury to Great Waldingfield and Acton.
Day 2: Lavenham, Dunwich, Yoxford and Framingham