"Su Blackwell’s work is handmade. There is something of a delicate beauty at work here. It is evocative of dream-time and puts into visual form some very transient ideas. An empty child’s dress transforms into hundreds of butterflies. The work is fragile, precious. There is a desire to utilise non-art materials; she uses what is at hand. There is an obsessive, repetitive action at work, transforming the everyday into the fantastical. She transforms old books into three-dimensional theatres, and her reconstruction offers up to the viewer many questions. We can no longer physically read the
Just one more truly ethereal example of the life cycle of all those things they would have us throw away…
What beautiful art…and a lovely post!
First off I love your blog and your brilliant writing. You always find such interesting things to share with us.
The second, more troubling, thing – is on my end your blog has gone all wonky on the main page. I see the 'Love Your Parents' youtube video but underneath that is a red x where I assume a picture is supposed to go and then under that – vast nothingness. All your other posts have disappeared. Also on the right side were you normally have UK Auctions and other such things – it's blank too.
But when I go to comment I can the right side again.
It could just be me but in case it isn't I thought I'd mention it.