So, you have an idea for a piece of work. Where do you start?
My starting place is usually my sketchbook or my journal – scribbles, drawings, notes …. they all add up to starting places. Then, comes the difficult bit! What to do next!!
We all have our favourite ways of working. My ‘fail safe’ method of design is to resort to collage – but it isn’t always a question of ‘tear and stick’, sometimes other elements have to be considered.
This piece began with shapes translated from the sketchbook. Photocopied and enlarged it makes a good surface for experiments.
During the process of this collage many parts of the elements may disappear, and in spite of what yuo see here, the finished result will be full of colour!
I love working this way – you never quite know what you will find.