Interventions – explorative work

In contrast  to my traditional sculptural work shown elsewhere on this website my explorative work takes me in a quite different direction .The work that I create is often experimental and freeform in nature taking inspiration from the environment that I am working , based on observation and connection, immersing myself in the sense of  place, a feeling which then feeds  into a fascination with texture, and form that reveals itself in the making.

When I tm working in a natural environment I draw inspiration from both the location and the materials that I find there , responding to the materials enabling them to find their own voice drawing on my experience as  a weaver and sculptor of materials. 

When I am a man made/urban  environment this need to connect  takes on a different form I n such a environment there are often few materials on hand  so I  focus  on how the space , how  does it make me feel does it hold a memory, suggest a story, are their, other sources of inspirations , shape and patterns, texture, light, shadow ,inspiration from architectural features and objects that I find . does the environment offer a space for creating a work that offers a juxtaposition between natural and manmade .

Forest spirit ephemeral art work

Photo of Artist Jacqueline Rolls working at Furzey Gardens. Photographer Nick Carter

Artist Jacqueline Rolls working at Furzey Gardens. Photographer Nick Carter

Artist Jacqueline Rolls working at Furzey Gardens (2) . Photographer Nick Carter