Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Overcome with national pride, I've spent today* framing some of the finished prints ready for the exhibition at the Parsonage in a couple of weeks time.
I've worked on 3 prints (one for each Bronte sister - Anne, Emily and Charlotte) and each is made up of layers of hand written weather data taken from the weather diaries of Abraham Shackleton during the time of the Bronte's lives. The numbers represent the weather observations on the days and weeks leading up to each of their deaths.
I've made the works dense and unreadable. They look a little like woven material.
*Today is the Queen's jubilee - and although she might be able to afford to take 4 days off 'work' and fund day after day of party celebrations (she is paying for all of it, right?): I can't.