Boisbuchet ‘22

At the end of September I went to Domaine de Boisbuchet to do a residency for a week.  I applied to the residency because I wanted to reconnect with my practice and spend the time developing my voice as an artist. 

I wanted to create collage compositions from the compositions I found in nature. At first I created small drawings of the landscape, then I took photographs as I didn’t want to remove anything from nature. I was mainly interested in the shadows cast by trees and fallen branches. 

I chose to keep them in the sketchbook to create a collection of collages that when viewed felt like you were reading a diary. A diary that documents how she interacted with the landscape. The colour palette was limited to 5 colours that were mostly blue. These colours were chosen before I arrived at Boisbuchet. Before making any collage, I think about what the colours will be. As my work is rooted in feelings, I use colours that are emotive and are chosen intuitively.

Originally it was just going to be the collages. But after seeing the broken tiles in the workshop, I decided it would be a good idea to make them into a 3D collage. I liked the idea that because they’re moveable you could make a collage anywhere. I photographed the tiles on a variety of different backgrounds and decided to photograph them against shadows to connect them to the collages.