Posts in The process of art
Inspiration and Outcome

In September, Claire looks back at her photographic images and selects some where inspiration turned in to outcome.., and some that did not!  Proof that there’ll never be enough time to realise all of the ideas we have; some just have to be enjoyed.., and let go of.

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Taking my own advice

This month Claire considers how to build a harmonious body of work without it feeling repetitive or formulaic, reminding herself of some key ideas to help us change the way we handle media, tools and even the cloth or substrate we’re working with.

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Marking Time

"I’m aware that growing older can cause anxiety, as time seems to be running out, but imagining time as spiral is rather comforting as it contains all of the events, experiences, learning and wisdom that has made us so far. We are at the very centre of it, pulling it ever upwards but never losing all that has gone before. In fact, all that has gone before spreads out and sits beneath us as a solid foundation.” Read Claire’s fascinating musings on the experience of Time and the impact this has on her work.

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Of Materials and Making

If you enjoy hanging art in your home, then read Claire Benn’s February blog on the pleasure of materials and the art of making.

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