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Residue Bottle

<iframe src=”″ width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=”″>Residue Bottle 1</a> from <a href=”″>Ann Henderson</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a>.</p>

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Seeing : Day 10 – Ann Henderson

The tissue drawings were positioned on top of a window located in front of the section of hedge we have been investigating. I’m interested in the interaction between the original source and the drawing.

Parted Drawing.

I’m excited by this layering and interaction. The above photograph suggests a rip in the drawing revealing the sky behind and I think on as to how moving, parting and tearing could become an further extension of the work.

Borrowed Scenery.

These images set me thinking about “borrowed scenery”- a technique employed within the creation of traditional Japanese gardens. The garden is composed in such a way as to frame/“borrow”, various elements from the outlying countryside eg. The peaks of distant mountains drawn in visually by the boughs of carefully manipulated trees.

On this our last day our collaboration continues to open up possibilities for development of the work.

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Seeing : Day 10 – P2, Ballydown P.S.

This was a first for both myself and P2 to experiment with drawing on tissues. (Well actually P2, I discovered this at 10pm the night before while I was doing some extra prep for our time together.)

The resulting qualities within the water-sprayed drawings are indeed alluring, particularly the interplay between; opaque and translucent, taught and wrinkled, and defined black line with the haze of layered imagery.

Don’t I wish we had another 10 weeks working together P2…

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Seeing : Day 10 – P2, Ballydown P.S.

Relocating the deep, dark and dense places within the hedge.

P2 had been asked to imagine themselves as small creature, the size of their little finger nail, living in the deep, dark, dense places within the hedge.

The previous week they had visited these places and had been asked to answer two questions “What can you see ?” and “What can you hear?”. They made reminder drawings and notes.

This week again, as the imagined small creature, they made drawings and notes in association with the senses of smell and touch.

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