My painted box depicting different types of algae on each side

In Our Minds There Are Many Rooms - Art Installation

Early 2017, I was invited to take part in the creation of four art installations across North Wales and was sent a box. With the box, we were asked to make something that represented the state or contents of our minds. Tim Lliffe is the lead artist, and in collaboration with MOMA, Machynlleth and Disability Arts Cymru, an arts council award was given to carry out the project which will hopefully involve 1000 creatives.

We could do anything creative with the box as long as it could be hung from above as part of the installation. I didn't want to focus on the state of my mind. I was still grieving for my father and whilst I appreciate the creative process can be quite cathartic I didn't want to go down that road. So I decided to focus on the contents of my mind which is full of enthusiasm for microscopy studies. I'm currently studying freshwater algae under the microscope and translating my findings into my art, so I decided to treat my box like a drop of water and hung a makeshift magnifying glass from it to give it a little more meaning. My box will be amongst a myriad of other boxes, all interpreted in a different way. This is what I love about art!

I would love to go to the opening night, but North Wales is a fair distance from South Wales so it was a bit impractical, but I'm looking forward to seeing photographs of what the exhibitions are like, and maybe later in the year, we might take a long weekend break to West Wales where it will be exhibited at MOMA, Machynlleth.

The Exhibition and Venue Dates are:-
Bangor Cathedral: Mar 1 to April 30, 2017
Venue Cymru: June 1 to July 31, 2017
MOMA: Sept 23 to Nov 25, 2017
Wrexham Methodist Art Space: Feb 4 to April 8

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