Recording the progress of a project commissioned by North York Open Studios and based in the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Words that disappear
I wanted to bring a bit of colour in - so I'm using a mix of painting some of the leaves with gouache and then spraying with acrylic ink. Trying to get a sense of the text turning into something organic...thinking about the way the theatre brings words to life; that wonderful experience when the written word becomes real...it happens internally when you are reading; when you find that place where the real world outside disappears and the page, the paper, the physical presence of a book also disappears and there's nothing between you and the words. A performance in the theatre makes that happen - you are caught up and for a few hours immersed in words...