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Kirsten Clark (Powell)

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Toys

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Learning to dance

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Cyprus 2007

In July/August 2007 I participated in the Cyprus College of Art Summer Studio in Larnaca. These are examples of some of the work inspired by Cyprus

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This handpainted poster was created to advertise the website relating to a project that i am doing where i am collecting stories and pictures relating to shoes.

It was displayed at 'Gasworks' in Vauxhall during their 'Stick*Stamp*Fly*' exhibition, summer 2007

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...because every shoe can tell a story

For several months I have been collecting images and stories relating to shoes.

For this series of paintings I have concentrated on my own vast collection of shoes.

   

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Through the windows

this is a hand written account of the human activity taking place directly in front of the shop windows.

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These were made specifically for 'message on a bottle' a collaborative community project, part of the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail 2007.

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the comic book series

This series of paintings is based on the language used in comic books. I am exploring how by taking words and phrases out of context their meaning can become ambiguous. I am also interested in the visual qualities of these words and how the way they look might affect the way they sound.

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silent flowers

In its original form this was a large pile of paper flowers made from unwanted books.

This is about words becoming redundant and the idea of sharing a non-existant message.

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in memory...

This experiments with using language as a form of memory. Plaques were placed on park benches to celebrate and commemorate the small personal memories that we may all have experienced.

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Watching

Made specifically for an exhibition at Spyglass restaurant, Welshback, Bristol, 'Watching' documents the human activity in that area.

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journey

From February to June 2004 I worked with the Bristol ferry company to make work based on the experience of the ferry and ideas of the journey.

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The wishing tree

This was created for 'Detour', a site specific one-day event in Leigh Woods, Bristol in the summer of 2003.

   
   

email: kwirx@yahoo.co.uk