As an artist I am driven by objects and materials that I discover when walking around antiques fairs, charity shops, car boot sales, markets or even things left in the street.  I often think about the life of the object, was it loved? Was it just a necessity? Was it a kept old unwanted gift they felt they should keep hold of?  If it could talk, what would it tell me?  I then begin to wonder what I could do with it. How does it inspire me? Is it the patina? Is it the colour? Is it the aesthetic? Or is it a combination of all of these?

 © 2020 Shal Mines

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