It's been a strange and sad couple of weeks, so I'm a little bit behind on making and sharing, but I do have a few things to put up this week. Firstly, though 'The Artist Support Pledge' on instagram (set up by artist Matthew Burrows) I'm selling a few drawings. They're all up on my instagram (@jessicaheywoodart) but I'll post some here as well. All drawings will be flattened, and shipped in protective cardboard - I will cover UK shipping prices. Please drop me a line if you are interested, or have any questions.
£200 - 41x29.5cm
£150 - 35.5x29.5cm
£100 - 41x29.5cm
£100 - 40x29.5cm
£100 - 37.5x29.5cm
£100 - 40x29.5cm
'Play with Clay' is still continuing as well - I've ordered more air dry clay (in both white and terracotta) and as soon as I've finished the 2 big drawings that are currently underway, I'll have a bit more messy play. Here is the finished painted maquette I was playing with a few weeks ago, and a silly little clay snake (based on my brother's milk-snake Sally).
Last week I listened to 'The Discomfort of Evening' by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld which was a really fantastic and deeply disturbing book - I use Audible for audio books and would really recommend it - this title is currently only available through that subscription I think, and it's really well read. I found quite a few passages incredibly visceral and difficult to listen to, lots of it made me feel physically sick and really uncomfortable, so it's not an easy listen/read at all, but definitely worth it in my opinion. It's a semi-autobiographical work about 10 year old Jas whose older brother dies suddenly in a skating accident. Not necessarily one to try out right now if you're struggling with either personal or communal grief due to the current situation, but I found it really interesting to listen to grief through the perspective of a child, and consider the obsessive, concentric rules and rituals we create for ourselves around death.
Finally, here's a sneak peak of my current drawing - hopefully I'll have this one and it's accompanying piece finished by next Monday...
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