I am honoured that my chapter, Walk Beside Me, was published by Demeter Press. The book is Grandmothers & Grandmothering: creative and Scholarly Perspectives In Honour of Our Women Elders edited by Kathy Mantas . Keep the Fear Away, illustrates a childlike woman hiding under the bed beneath a cloud of prayers. My Grandmother taught me the protection that a prayer can offer to keep nightmares away. By Sharing a poem, a prayer, a story, a recipe, and my pictures, I illustrated how my grandmother enriched my life in chapter 11 of this insightful book.
Debbie Lee at Bridport Arts Centre in the Museum of Mystery and Imagination exhibition.
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I am excited to be taking part in an exhibition celebrating the mysterious in art curated by David Brooke, at the Bridport Arts Centre-Allsop Gallery, 15th July-20th August 2021.
My idea is to do an improvised stop motion drawing on a daily coastal walk for 7 consecutive days. This activity would use the idea of marking time. To give an idea of what may emerge I have attached an image of me making a ‘Selkie’ returning to the sea. This chalk drawing is made on the slate beach at Kimmeridge near my home in Dorset. The drawing is erased and redrawn and recorded to make a stop motion animation eventually the sea will reclaim it. This notion of time passing and looping is something which I aim to capture in my work. Each sketch will be recorded then spliced together to form a ‘moving drawing diary’ for 7 days. Intended for screening indoors it will be like taking the outside environment inside which may alter the viewers’ experience of being inside and they may feel transformed. I often use found sounds to accompany my animations but I would love to use more instrumental music with them.
‘Well, Well, Well’ is an upcoming group exhibition with the Leyden Gallery at Aldgate House, London.