I am in my house in Leeds with my two housemates. We are all musicians so we are spending lots of time making music together. We even made a small recording studio in our basement. My bedroom has become my art studio, so unfortunately I have to tidy up all my work before I go to bed each night. Our garden is nothing impressive, but we do have bluebells!
My process is the same really - making instinctively. Initially the works became smaller in scale, and hopefully with that, more intimate, but I couldn't help myself after a while and have started on larger works, however impractical they are in the space.
Whats last or current song you listened to (no cheating, we all have naughty
My Favourite Things - Alice Coltrane, from the album "World Galaxy."
Parmigiana di melanzane
What's the next thing you are going to cook?
It's my housemate's birthday tomorrow, so vegan pancakes
If everything in your house was going to be the same colour what colour
I've tried to train myself out of so many!
What makes you laugh (feel free to share any videos, memes, record a
Which artist-living or dead would you like to share your quarantine practice with? Why?
That is a very tough question, I love Carol Rama, but her work is so strong I am not sure I could live with it all the time. I would love to learn from Marlene Dumas but again I am not sure how relaxing that would be. Maybe I would have to go with a musical artist. It would be amazing to sit and listen to Bill Frisell play guitar after work each day!
Make a drawing you would be afraid to show anyone else.
We are probably going to get through a lot of these homework sheets - so
We are putting together a mixtape - what’s your go to song for dancing ?
chilling out ?
May You Never - John Martyn
falling in love ?
it has to be Joni Mitchell - A Case of You
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.
Still life: pick 3 items from your surrounding and recreate them
Draw the last text you received/Page 15 from a book you are currently reading 7th sentence down
The last text I received: "He looks like a mini Rob I think!"
Check out William's exercise three pieces (8!) here