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