One of the small collages (7 more in this series) I made to go with the Russian Mat as part of the Displacement Aesthetics project at The Whitworth Art Gallery and part of the exhibition now up 'Threads of Displacement'.
It has been an emotional journey revisiting my piles of faded photocopies but all feel 'right' in context of the project. I hadn't been into the little boxes of letters/ printing pads since the Dark Room installation, and it was somehow comforting to make out the names of the cities all these wonderful women would have visited.
All made more poignant by the fact it was International Womens Day the week show opened.
New thoughts about coming and going during my trip to Spain and onboard ferry from Portsmouth to Santander.
Childhood memories of grand stories of ports and departures, tears and losses mingling with solid new ground.
The colours of the rainbow mix to create a set of new adventurers all clothed in a colourful mix of energies gleaned from cultures from each corner of Europe.
I began writing this blog to share the 'process' of making a new project that brought together the research, collaborations and issues as they arise in the making of a piece of work.