Graf Zeppelin carved in white chalk. Happy with form. Next step involves the introduction of feathers...
We've just come back from our second reccie of Spurn and preparation of the upcoming residency. Five and a half months to go! Getting heads together and making sure we are all in the same page with our hosts, that the work being proposed fits the location's Nature reserve status and respect the wildlife. Exploring … Continue reading Spurn point reccie 2 – a cold winter trip
Alex has been delving into the world of WWI Bread, trying to get as many details and information about how they were made and what went into them, as she cans. On top of the extraction rates increase throughout the period: 1916 at 76% 1917 at 81% 1918 at 92% It would seem that the incorporation … Continue reading Potato bread experiments
Chalk is not only a common stone in the UK's coats, it was also used to prevent and slow down the erosion of the shores at Spurn Point. Nick received delivery of a couple of pieces of Chalk last week. He will soon be experimenting with it as part of his materials research.
Our book collection seems to be growing of late... busy times ahead with, hopefully, no nightmares, as we immerse ourselves in the cruel reality of the WWI.
Day out today to go and see the WWI exhibition at the IWM in London. Beautifully curated and educational exhibition, highlights the trenches, the interactive displays and the wealth of information. Highly recommended to stop by for a few hours. Heads bubbling with ideas now.
Today Alex got her hands floured and ready to experiment with another recipe from the WWI period, this time from The Great War Cook Book by May Byron. Trying to replicate in some way the Government Regulated flour from the time, for this recipe was used a mix of strong wholemeal wheat with strong white wheat flours, potato flour and … Continue reading Oatmeal bread
Picked up from the post today! Time to crack on with the research on WWI bread and other recipes.
After spending a few nights last week working on fictional texts, Nick is now we'll underway into translating those to a storyboard. The proposal has gone out to the Artists Residency team in Spurn and, whilst we wait to hear back (and hopefully receive a formal go ahead for the project), there's no time to … Continue reading Storyboard underway
In August we had a chance to stay at a friend's up in Hull and use his home as a base for our explorations of Spurn. Nick had arranged with Andrew Mason for us to go on one of Spurn's safaris to recce the place and we were both looking forward to it.