Insight – 14 December 2016

Back to the concertina book with Yvonne at University of Chichester.  Discussions and plans for our exhibition take place.
Taking the smallest concertina and attaching to the large concertina with thread.  Perhaps using a sewing machine to join the works together and including the large Inkling.
If Yvonne was to make the small work, perhaps I better get on and make more larger work to attach.

Insight – 5 December 2016

The big day continues:
The Inkling measure 1.5 metres by 10 meters long.  I initially sketch the view on a 15cm x 100cm piece of paper, which is in proportion to the massive roll of fabriano paper.
The day is cold yet calm.  As we unroll the paper, the slight wind lifts and bellows it so we need to weigh it down with pieces of flint from the site.
I unwrap my piece of charcoal, a massive piece to scale with the huge piece of paper.  I calmly survey the situation, taking in the view before springing into action.
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Insight – 5 December 2016

The big day!
Here are my lovely support team helping me carry all equipment to the top of Cissbury Ring.
Rachel the Insight facilitator
Rosie Powell Freelance, film maker and photographer
Liam my son for extra support
Fizzy the Dog and guardian of the ‘Inkling’

Insight – 4 December 2016

Shopping for the large outdoor Inkling.  I needed large scale paper, lots of ink and
Embracing our differences – As a response to Yvonne’s miniature work made indoors, I decided to go large scale and outdoors.
I shopped for the tools I would need, scaled up replicas of the tools I use for the small Inklings.  I bought domestic mops, buckets, extendable window cleaning poles and squeegees.  Water sprays and ink.  Lots of inks.  I practiced with the colours I would need at home and put these into squeezy bottles.

Insight – 30 November 2016

Cissbury Ring reconnaissance
I spent the day on Cissbury Ring.  Looking for the perfect spot to make my response to Yvonne – an enormous Inkling!
Embracing our differences – as a response to Yvonne’s miniature work made indoors, I decided to go large scale and outdoors.   Cissbury Ring is my familiar place,  near to my home I have regularly walked here with my dog Fizzy for the past 10 years.  Rosie Powell was to film the making of the piece.  It felt exciting, performative and a little scary.  Lots of preparations and considerations needed to be made.  I needed a large flat area and lots of water.  I found a water trough and a perfect spot to make my mega sized Inkling.
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