this summer I am so happy to exhibiting @ Art in Penallt, for more information please follow link to their website.
Friday 18th August I will be demonstrating building Clay Bird Head Sculptures, please do come & say hello.
ART IN PENALLT 2023
18TH, 19TH & 20TH AUGUST
ART IN PENALLT, SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES
A three day event, featuring local and international artists and makers, held at Humble by Nature in Penallt, near Monmouth.
drawing, ceramic sculpture, textile mixed media print
Linzi Morgan Whitting
Courtyard Creative Award winner 2022
Song Story-a project exploring narrative through audio/visual, ceramics & textile print
Song Story: making, connecting, healing.
Crafting the story narrative was an exploration of falling notes, words, and feelings that became the song ‘Open Book’. This song is core to these works, it is a metaphor for grief: the half-finished book is open, pages ahead lay blank.
These works are the indexical outcomes of the processes representing my creative practice journey through song craft, stitch, and ceramics. The Open Book narrative is woven into audio/visual song story with moving drawn images, book sculpture, mixed media panels and ceramic sculpture, all tracing my healing path through making and connecting as the world becomes shrink wrapped to one defining incalculable moment of unexpected loss.
The hope of making connections with myself and others runs through the core of my practice. I love sharing stories, processes, and outcomes, and all the joy that manifests through these practices. There is a simple but beautiful quote which powerfully conveys this often emotionally charged state: ‘Making is connecting’ (Gauntlett, 2011). As human beings we all have an ability to invent and create, be it in varying degrees, and this creativity could be seen as one of the most intrinsic aspects of being human.
The song Open Book became the core of my recent body of work created whilst studying for my Masters in Contemporary Craft at HCA.