Two Artists. 

A Collaboration in process


Gravel Quarry ( section of ) acrylic painting on aluminium 24x30”

Gravel Quarry ( section of ) acrylic painting on aluminium 24x30”

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.

Our 2 Artist collaboration has been accepted into Cill Rialaig, county Kerry, S. Ireland, Artist Residency for November 2019.

Here we will develop our presentation for unification with The Extraction Project,,

This site features such works with links to Brooke's 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 two artists together to reconsider process as collaboration, considered in the past particularly by The Dadists and Arte Povera movement. (Art = Life).

Both 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 Brooke's 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.

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.

May-June 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.