Works in Progress

There is just over a week until the end of term and on December 13th, I must present some work to my fellow students and tutors.

I began this new work by making rust prints from found abandoned objects in the streets:

This led to working with the objects themselves:

These are discarded rusted objects, I found on my walks from A to B. The first set are part bound in silk thread and the second have been partly gold leafed.

I revisited some other rust prints I had made, documenting the identities of sounds as I walked. The words are written in ink that I made from rusted objects.

I am planning to present these prints on the floor, maybe people will walk on them by mistake, I hope that they do. Maybe they will pick them up and look at them or they may try and avoid touching them altogether, I have yet to see.

The underlying main theme of these pieces are about abandonment and fear of living on the street.

Even though these are works in progress, I have titles for all the pieces I am showing and I have plans to develop them in the New Year.

Meanwhile, at Draw, I continue to be fascinated by blind contour drawing, finding pleasure in the process and the interesting results it can reveal:


And finally, the completed embroidery of a blind contour drawing on vintage fabric:














About Shelley Morrow

Since 2011 I have been predominantly a figurative artist with an interest in conveying expression, movement and gesture. I take the drawings I make and explore them through various processes, particularly embroidery, textiles and etchings. I graduated with a BA in Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in 1990 and currently taking my MA in Fine Art at Brighton University. I also work at Draw in Brighton, running and teaching Life Drawing sessions
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2 Responses to Works in Progress

  1. Joy Gretton says:

    Hi Shelley,

    What interesting projects you are into. Rust ink – whatever next! The words remind me of you thinking about recording sights and feelings on the walk to the beach in Cornwall.

    Last day of term coming up – hope you’ll be able to relax for some of the time during the holiday.

    Jane is seriously ill. She has been in hospital for five weeks but had been ill for months before. So I haven’t been getting to Draw as often as I’d like. However shall hope to see you sometime soon – is your Friday Long Pose very busy?

    Best wishes, joy

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  2. Hi Joy, the words also remind me of walk to the beach in Cornwall. I am sorry to hear about Jane, Draw has been very busy but expecting it to be quiet in the lead up to Christmas. Maybe you could come soon? Would be good to see you x


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