Friday, 14 May 2010

from my 2010 book 'A Conservation Piece'


For part of my final degree work I made a site specific project of an artist's response to the huge conservation site at Tyntesfield.

Using watercolour I made paintings of a journey through the house in January with a camera, when all was dark and heavily scaffolded inside and out. Behind the pages I superimposed images of the house in its former glory, sourced from publications on its history. It is a book of 'views through' that also stands up.

As a volunteer who has not seen the house with rooms furnished, I wanted to record some of the furniture and objects as they looked in temporary storage during work on stabilising the house.

For my 'new to the house' view I took photographs of a route that visitors will take and painted from these. A printed version of the hand made book is available to purchase. It will be on view to the public in the upstairs seating area at Tyntesfield from early summer.

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