|Forgotten Figures I by Gillian Cooper|
Finally, I’ve finished some of the series of smaller pieces I’ve been working on. And here they are. Each of these pieces is 8x6in – the smallest I’ve ever made.
|Forgotten Figures II by Gillian Cooper|
I’ve really enjoyed working small. I love the speed (there are about another 15-20 in progress as well as these ones) and playing around with composition by cropping the slightly larger pieces to fit within the frame. All of these are now mounted ready for sale at Holmwood House on Sunday (and afterwards). Come and see me at Holmwood House in Glasgow on Sunday afternoon if you have time and you will see exactly how these pieces were made.
|Forgotten Figures III by Gillian Cooper|
These pieces are all wholecloth too – no piecing before I printed, painted, stencilled and stitched. In some ways I think I would be too precious with a piece I had already made to stick it onto the printing plate just to see what happens. Perhaps that will change with experience, but for 8x6in there are already a lot of techniques involved, so I’m not convinced it would add anything.
|Forgotten Figures IV by Gillian Cooper|
I’ve also altered my colour palette to some extent. Other people have been commenting on this rather than me, as to me it seems entirely natural and not really anything different to what I was doing. This is where the insights of others come in handy. Do you have any views on these pieces?
|Forgotten Figures V by Gillian Cooper|
I intend adding them to my website for sale sometime soon and reviving my Etsy shop to start being a bit more commercial about my art. There. I’ve stated it. Now I have to go through with it as I’ve put it in black and white. I still want to make totally unsellable installations, but even I don’t have them on permanent display in my house so I can hardly expect others to do the same and it would be nice to have some room under our bed/in our garage/under the stairs again rather than it being taken up with artwork.
|Forgotten Figures VI by Gillian Cooper|