Barbara Clayton (Socket)

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Brief Description of my Practice: I ENGAGE IN DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PRINTMAKING INSPIRED BY REFLECTIONS ON THE ELUSIVE QUALITIES OF TIME AND PLACE.

Socket-Barbara-Clayton-HomesmSeeing the stark emptiness of Bartons for the first time, it was the structure of the buildings which came into sharp focus. Stripped of its function as a bus depot, the eye settled on roof supports, architectural features and surface texture, details normally overshadowed. The strange beauty of such features prompted me to take a fresh look at my home, searching beyond the comfort and superficial aesthetics to explore aspects which didn’t normally enter my consciousness – the space occupied by the buildings on the plot, the behind-the-scenes power supply that serviced the house, the hardware that allowed the house to function, important elements which had previously eluded my attention and deserved greater prominence.

I HAVE EXHIBITED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM SUMMER EXHIBITIONS, THE LACE MARKET THEATRE AND BROMLEY HOUSE, NOTTINGHAM

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