Making Space:Sensing Place

In October 2009, along with artist Thurle Wright, I was awarded a Making Space:Sensing Place Fellowship; part of the HAT: Here and There International Exchange Programme, managed by A Fine Line:Cultural Practice. The Fellowship includes residencies with Britto Arts in Dhaka, Bangladesh, with Arts Reverie in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, with The V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London and with The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire. Working and collaborating with artists and craftspeople from the UK, Bangladesh and India, responding to the collections and spaces we encounter and sharing these experiences through a touring exhibition and educational workshops.

This blog, which is still developing and being added to, is a record of my experiences during the MS:SP Fellowship. Steven Follen.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

More Bricks

On the way to Modhera we stopped to photograph a group of Hanuman or Langur Monkeys we had spotted in the trees alongside the road.

In a field beyond we saw a family making bricks.
Whilst the process of making the bricks was essentially the same, the scale, pace of production and firing method was different to that which I had seen in Bangladesh.
 Making Bricks.

The method of firing the bricks was similar to the process employed to fire pots in Bangladesh where by a large stack of bricks is made and a fire built around and under them.

Pyramid building.