The Dreamers

The Dreamers

A collaborative short film by Beatrice Dadswell and Nina Farrell for The Wing Assignment.
 
When I dream of flying, I’m underwater. When I swim I am free, weightless, graceful. Negativity disappears, energy shifts and my thoughts go deeper. Under the water is when I feel the most connected to creativity.
 
In this film we explore freedom in confinement. Fabric moves with fluidity, twisting around the figure with an ethereal quality.
 
In Lockdown, time has shifted day and night merge, we are living in a dreamlike reality.
 
I wanted to work with Bea on this project, she’s 16, exams cancelled and in lockdown. She’s also an excellent swimmer, creative, naturally talented at making films and is my neighbour.
 
Together we collaborated on this film over 3 days. During lockdown we have access to a private pool. I filmed, Bea swam, Bea edited, I (with the help of Asa) recoloured and adjusted the final cut. Bea asked her friend Prosper to create the music track.
 
All two metres apart.
 
Bea Dadswell – Muse, Model and Editing
Prosper Challis – Music
Nina Farrell – Art Direction, Filming and Colour
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Bingo Wings Flapping in the Sun

Bingo Wings Flapping in the Sun

The poem is based on my response to the Wing Assignment during lock down.  Coronavirus travels like a fart, we can’t see it and don’t know how deadly it will be.  From my reading of ’Staring in the Sun’ Irvin Yalom, I link overcoming my dread of death with the sun of life, creativity and sex. We all have bingo wings. As we get older, gravity sinks them further to the earth, and then we all die.
 
 
I am a writer/performer and therapist, known as ‘Psychotherapist by day/Comedian by night” check out my website mslizbentley.com
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Birdsong

Birdsong

“There’s something in the air, anxiety, chaos, tension. Thick, the smell before the storm. Electric. Intoxicating. Breathe. It’s ok. I can hear the birds again..” 

My work explores emotion and movement through abstraction. I’m interested in expression and simplicity through mark-making. I aim to create works with minimal marks that can still convey a compelling and lively narrative.

In these works I’m revisiting my 10 year archive of photograms combined my love of painting and graphic design.

A digital composite of photograms, ink brushwork, pastel and lines.

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Cut and Pasted

Cut and Pasted

Inspired by the animal and plant species that live near and with humans, I create work that reflects these complex relationships and how those relationships shape me as a human animal. My work is an observation on our role as ecosystem builders and destroyers.These works are fragments of our daily environment, showing just how close nature is in our everyday lives, embedded in our homes and neighborhoods. In my childhood, I shared my home with a multitude of other animals and hundreds of houseplants. Outside was always inside. I play in the space between two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation using colored pencil and acrylic paint to create works on paper. I create pocket universes for my ecosystems to exist and artifacts that reflect our built ecosystem.

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Suburban Springs II

Suburban Springs II

Inspired by the animal and plant species that live near and with humans, I create work that reflects these complex relationships and how those relationships shape me as a human animal. My work is an observation on our role as ecosystem builders and destroyers.These works are fragments of our daily environment, showing just how close nature is in our everyday lives, embedded in our homes and neighborhoods. In my childhood, I shared my home with a multitude of other animals and hundreds of houseplants. Outside was always inside. I play in the space between two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation using colored pencil and acrylic paint to create works on paper. I create pocket universes for my ecosystems to exist and artifacts that reflect our built ecosystem.

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Suburban Springs

Suburban Springs

Inspired by the animal and plant species that live near and with humans, I create work that reflects these complex relationships and how those relationships shape me as a human animal. My work is an observation on our role as ecosystem builders and destroyers.These works are fragments of our daily environment, showing just how close nature is in our everyday lives, embedded in our homes and neighborhoods. In my childhood, I shared my home with a multitude of other animals and hundreds of houseplants. Outside was always inside. I play in the space between two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation using colored pencil and acrylic paint to create works on paper. I create pocket universes for my ecosystems to exist and artifacts that reflect our built ecosystem.

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Separation

Separation

A new artwork in response to Covid, Wings and Isolation.

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There’s something in the Air

There’s something in the Air

“There’s something in the air, anxiety, chaos, tension. Thick, the smell before the storm. Electric. Intoxicating. Breathe. It’s ok. I can hear the birds again..” 

My work explores emotion and movement through abstraction. I’m interested in expression and simplicity through mark-making. I aim to create works with minimal marks that can still convey a compelling and lively narrative.

A digital composite of photograms and mark making.

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Memory of Flight

Memory of Flight

A small bird rests on a section of barbed wire . Imagined birds soar above. Between flights of freedom there are periods of stasis and yet the potential for Liberty is always there.

I like to make works based on found photography and created scenarios without distinguishing the source , , rather like divining or inviting the endless images in the world to participate in the work.

This painting is oil on copper – the copper plate has been etched prior to painting to create slightly raised areas and the difference in material quality of shiny and dull metal that work with the enamel like paint texture in the impasto areas . I like to address the craft aspect of painting that is so often shunned in favour of concept . It is my view that the two cannot and should not be separated .

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King

King

Our home is a cornucopia of curiosities, I often find myself creating these dioramas of taxidermy & flowers. Some objects stay some are transient, as are the displays.

Having spent years working in the fashion industry, lockdown has enabled me to release a different side of my creativity. I’ve always been fascinated by animals and biology, as a child I wanted to be a vet. I’m interested in exploring taxidermy and am fascinated by the process.

My husband buys and sells quirky finds, this parrot is one of the finds that has stayed with us, for now.

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