THREE ARTISTS. A Collaboration in process
Bernadette Howard, Brooke Holve and Catherine Richardson.
We are weaving our individual imitations of natural processes with an aim to collaborate and unfold possibilities that can be shown as a conclusive.
Revealing the direction as it presents incremental results with an emphasis on formation as process rather than immutable form.
This site features such works with links to Bernadette’s http://www.bernadettehoward.com and Brooke's https://www.brookeholve.com/3-artists-ing_process-reconsidered/ pages.
"To copy nature is a spineless activity; it gives us a sense of our mere existence but hardly more than that. But to imitate nature involves the verb: we then ourselves become nature, and so invent an object which is the extension of the process".
William Carlos Williams.
It is this act of making that brings us three artists together to reconsider process as collaboration, considered in the past particularly by The Dadists and Arte Povera movement. (Art = Life).
Each of us share a physical and intuitive engagement with tools and materials which we subject to experiments and manipulation that mimic natural occurring phenomena, ie., freezing, rusting, burning, evapourating, scraping.
We work separately while periodically we meet at one or other studio to dialogue and weave our strands of discoveries into a developing direction.
This site will feature sequences of process with links to Bernadette's http://www.bernadettehoward.com and Brooke's https://www.brookeholve.com/3-artists-ing_process-reconsidered pages. At it becomes apparent we will each feature the collaborative effects.
Catherine’s approach is physical and intuitive as she circumnavigates space and materials within the rectangular walls of her work space. She investigates papers, ink, marble dust, paint, salt as she freezes, thaws, scans, prints, paints, mixes, tears, cuts, squeegees, hammers, nails, sands, glues, sprays, layers, draws.
Bernadette’s active and somatic approach to painting is driven by her desire to capture the experience and ethereal qualities reflected in the waking moment from a dream. She explores the materials of ash, pigment, ink, and paint medium as she sifts, adds, stirs, subtracts, separates, mixes, throws, pours, splatters, squeegees, sands, draws, paints.
Brooke’s physical and poetic approach to constructions and artist books is driven by her desire to materialize language and experience in space. She explores the materials of papers, organza silk, rust, inks, paint, book remnants, and language as she cuts, pastes, writes, scans, glues, sands, tears, prints, screens, rusts, layers, paints, sprays, burns, constructs.
Catherine - - - March....freezing and thawing experiments.
Freezing inks on various substrates, wood and film. Off for a short trip to the northern regions of Iceland today June7th, from the UK. Meeting up with Brooke Holve before she teaches her workshop in Laugarvatn, S. Iceland. See Notes.