The beginning of March has been busy and full of new things. I had a long journey to York but it was good to have some time out to reflect. I stayed in a lovely airbnb, in a little girl’s room, with wolf and stars posters, and a large cuddly wolf should I need company in bed. I was also visited, persistently, by large ladybirds.
Robert and Paula had already installed the show when I arrived so we just had finishing touches to make, and I gave three interviews – a long one to Charles Hutchinson of the York Press, a shorter one to BBC Radio York and then one to camera for Robert, in order for him to make a film which can run in the gallery alongside the works.
Link to first article in the York Press: http:www.yorkpress.co.uk/leisure/exhibitions/11061693. Kate Walters New School house Gallery until April 26
The Private View went very well and I met some very interesting people. The artist Jake Attree had some great things to say about my work which I found very encouraging and heartening.
Before the Opening I spent some hours in the Minster for peace and stillness. I loved the stained glass windows:
and I enjoyed the shop window displays in York, which reminded me of those you can see in small Italian towns, where they also take great pride in their work.
Spending hours browsing the bookshops was a real treat, and I found some beauties – by Marina Warner.