Arriving with the knowledge that I would be spending six months here responding to the Abbey made me instantly aware that it was much bigger than I remembered. Where to start?
I am interested in breaking down the abbey into fragments -something which, over the years, has clearly happened once or twice at Valle Crucis before- and rearranging these in a way which really reflects our experience of spaces and buildings and mimics the way in which our minds reorder these fragments to create memories. My background in found object jewellery means I am familiar with reducing materials into components and I am interested in what narratives emerge once we bring objects and narratives back together in new ways.
I have been collecting images of negative spaces and ornamentation across the Abbey site to begin but more about where that takes me once I am fully installed in the Summer House.