I start with something found or captured or stolen. Styrofoam, a root, a piece of tarmac, a plastic balloon, insurance snaps, a view. To work is to excavate. To lay down layers and take them up again. To recreate blanks. The ‘operation’ of perception to synthesis becomes allegory, myth, talisman, advertisement.

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In a makeshift studio in my kids former bedroom following @airgallery Prompt for Practice challenge. Prompt 2:make friends. What two things go together?My two things are pages from old Frieze magazines and a big pot of glue! This follows on from work I did on residency at @the.museum.of.loss.and.renewal in October exploring landscape as home.Great idea and thanks for the prompt AIR!#AIRpromptsforpractice2020 #prompt2 #stayingwiththetrouble #studiochallenge #studiopractice #scottishartist #quarantineartchallenge @alison__owen

What is the strangest thing you have ever found on a beach?

  Walking the 4 miles along the beach  on the beach, ocean, wind, clay bluffs, insects. It’s hot and empty, an ocean facing wild beach that the day trippers and family beach parties ignore.   Evidence and artifacts lie everywhere but the people are far away, the arc of existence described by a million pointless objects. Decisions that were made elsewhere and long ago. GYRE, The piece I created for Reuse, Reinvent Reimagine started with the beachcombing ; the process of acquiring junk, trash, stuff to be sorted later.Walking along a beach, a place I call home at a time in my…