First of all, I'd like to say a great big thank you to Philip Chimes for making such a generous pledge, I am thrilled that he is now a Patron for Like an Orange. I met Philip at Headway during my residency and we really hit it off. He laughed heartily at my silly tales of woe on previous residencies, and I was fascinated by how he approached his artistic practice and related it to his experiences of brain injury. Philip was working on a huge collage when I met him, taller than him I reckon, consisting of various elements that represent his mind and the world around him. He then described to me that since his injury and subsequent onset of chronic fatigue, he decompartmentalises whatever task is at hand by grouping the various elements into visualised cabinets that he has to open.
I'd also like to add, that since his injury, Philip has discovered a passion and a talent for creative writing. He has written two whole novels (!!!), one for adults and one for children, and is now looking for a structural editor. So, if anyone knows of anyone, please get in touch so I can pass along the message. Philip has a unique voice that is not to be missed, I can assure you.
In other news, I've been working on my Pledge Level 5 original artwork which will consist of 8 unique, individual orange segments. As I put my mind to it, I realised that Tirzeh's work is the perfect inspiration - I will have people making the pulp cells within the segment. See the images below to see what I mean! Five of these have already been pledged for, so there's only three left!
The segment is work in progress by the way - just a sketch of the idea, but I thought you might like to be informed.
That's all for now, have a lovely weekend and make sure you eat plenty of oranges for your Vitamin C at this time of year!
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