Eaton Park Community Centre, 23rd September 2015

Take the Sainsbury Centre object chosen as representing your summer. Or another object you know. Use laminated photos of the original object as a reminder. Create a diagram of associations. Transform the object using a restricted group of materials.

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Sea Otter. Transformation from a hell of a holiday, a shamanic view of extreme mental distress as a spiritual emergency.

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Golden Queen with vessel. Life is a balancing act about doing the best for everyone, including oneself.

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Picasso drawing. Translating 2d into 3d. Duality and partnership.

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The lesson. A person blown apart but contained within an effective barrier

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Dancing woman. Transformation of scale,of solid, crumpled to flat to folded to crumpled. Origami with words, “Dancing barefoot in mid air.

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Crouching figure. Circles, tension in the spiral, extension, stretching, how it felt in the body.

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Matisse back. Rigidity and grief transformed into circles of wire and crumpled paper, freedom, nature, daisy chain for innocence.

Back II c.1913-4, cast 1955-6 Henri Matisse 1869-1954 Purchased with assistance from the Matisse Appeal Fund 1956 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00114

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Sleeping baby head, Sea Otter, Estu the Divine Collector, SCVA library. Protection, pregnancy, restriction and freedom.

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Ax. A lot about the beautiful object is unknown, so it can be transformed into a net, another kind of tool, incomplete and connected to its environmentP1060239wwwopac-8

Sword hilt. Something you can take with you, sensitive shapes in hard material, and here hard metal wire is shaped into something personal.

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Hollow man. Shape of a sail, to rigging, to a buoy, 3d to 2d, colour. The stomach churning vulnerability of being at sea, feeling sick, climbing the rigging.

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