"Art is a guarantee of sanity" Louise Bourgeois
Diana Burch: Still, Life…
11 August-10 September 2017
St Johns Road
St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6HP
Burch’s new installation used woven heat treated plastic to explore the natural growth occurring in The SPACE. The web-like structure also suggested communities & histories, connecting & interconnecting as it developed. Several structures using lightweight materials explored the encroachment of wild plants across the uninhabited site.
On 9 & 10 September, Burch led 2 free drop-in workshops coordinated with Heritage Open Days theme ‘Heritage and Nature’. Utilising various plastic materials, cable ties & plastic coated wire to create colourful elements which were added to ‘Still, Life…’. The workshops were well attended by adults & children. As well as making objects, Burch & the participants discussed & explored the plants & insects inhabiting the site.