Barbara Harrison's contribution to the 'de-junk, re-junk" show has used a donation from another friend of mine, of a board she previously used for displaying her jewellery. I would imagine the cork board was originally bought from the Green Community Shop and Centre that many of us frequent for materials and clothes and Fairtrade products - all the money is put back directly into our own community.
"The piece is called ‘Margins’ ... 100% recycled except for the spraymount adhesive.
An elegant black velvet display board of Alison’s is the foil to an arrangement of paint-stained strips of masking tape which I’ve actually hoarded for a while because I thought I might use them for something ... as you do ...
To me the strips look surprisingly botanical, or like camouflage, or even bandages – which they’re not! Although the stains on the tape are a by-product of other work, I have placed them according to a conscious aesthetic, not at random. My work is about conflicting dynamics."