The way tidal waves
"Saturday Girl is a series of portraits of young women in Leeds; specifically as seen through their hairstyles.
It is an exploration of what hair means culturally and personally to young women and how they experience and use the power inherent in becoming visible as women.
All of the photographs are taken on Saturday afternoons in a pop up studio in the Leeds, and on Saturdays this city brims with young women, out with girlfriends, shopping and generally hanging around looking and being looked at.
These girls are experimenting with fantastically creative ways of expressing themselves. We have always dyed and cut, sprayed and shaved; as a way of stating individuality and belonging to a tribe. All this big hair also reflects past trends in hair fashion, passed down to them intuitively through culture.
Saturday Girl is an exhibition and series of events including film screenings, talks and performances which explore ideas of beauty, power and visibility in relation to women, Leeds Gallery, March 2014.” -Artist Statement
“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”
Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.
The way tidal waves
When I was young, I used to suck on lemon wedges;
I used to drink the juice from pickle jars.
I grew up with a sour taste in my mouth, but
I grew up.
Every time you call me “sweet”,
I am reminded of how little you know about me.
I imagine the first time we kiss,
you will pucker your lips and try to
spit me back out.
Clio, the muse of history.
She was the daughter, like her nine sisters, of Zeus and Mnemosyne. She had a son, Hyacinth (yeah, like the flower). Her depictions usually show her with laurel leaves on her hair, a history book, parchments, a trumpet (it’s said she invented this instrument), along with the time (a clock) and space (the Earth), but I only chose the book to draw her. It was… easier ;)