Exercise Three // Kate Walters

April 15 2020
Hi  Kate,  to kick off exercise one,  where are you? 

In my garden as a psycho seed. . . 

 

How has your process changed since staying at home?

 Reflecting more on cycles and growth, and on spirit teachers. Still going to studio, but spending time in the greenhouse with my fingers in earth. Still excited about going to the studio but worried about being stopped on the way there. . . 

 

Whats last or current song you listened to (no cheating, we all have naughty

comforts)?

 Hallelujah chorus - on Radio 3 last night.

  

and the last or current show/film/video you watched ?
 Breaking Bad - to escape!

 

What are you reading right now?
 The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder

 

What’s the last thing you cooked? (recipes welcome!)

 Veg curry with purple sprouting broccoli

 

 What's the next thing you are going to cook?

Roast veg with purple sprouting broccoli... !

 

If everything in your house was going to be the same colour what colour

would you choose?
 Bright yellow.
 
Which words or phrases do you most overuse  ?
 Shit, fuck, darling, Betsy (my dog)
 
Do you have any superstitions?
Not crossing on the staris; not crossing knives...

 

What makes you laugh (feel free to share any videos, memes, record a

joke, your pet)
 Breaking Bad (especially the hideous American cars), my son (doing almost anything), my dog singing for porridge in the morning... doing Bavarian thigh slapping yodeling routine with my German friend Karen...

 

 Which artist-living or dead would you like to share your quarantine practice with? Why?

  Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo or Partou Zia - for their unique perspective on the world, also any indigenous practitioners... 

 

Exercise 2

Write a drawing prompt you would like someone else to receive:
Draw behind your back with crossed hands and in a state of calm.

 

We are probably going to get through a lot of these homework sheets - so

write a question for other people that you want to know the answer to ?
 What is the biggest challenge for you in the studio, part of your practice? E.g. motivation... and what do you do about it/them?
 

We are putting together a mixtape -  what’s your go to song for dancing ?

Sex Machine
being in the studio ?
Anything by Bach or Handel or Mozart?
chilling out ?
Bach
falling in love ?
Too dangerous to go there...

 

For  Exercise Three, we ask our artists to  pick one of the following subjects as a starting point to make some work using an A5 piece of paper/cloth/whatever you like to the size  with no restriction on media. These will be published on our website and available for £110 each.

  1. Still life: pick 3 items from your surrounding and recreate them

  2. Draw the last text you received/Page 15 from a book you are currently reading 7th sentence down

    I will be working from The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder...

  3. Draw the last exhibition you saw/in style of the last exhibition you saw

 

 Check out Kate's excerise three piece here