I felt very self conscious at first and tentatively cut the red strips to make cow and dog entrances only, as that was all that felt needed in the space, the cow exits as hide, the dog as dog, the dog who works in the Tannery cleaning the hides and his or her faeces are used to soften the hide.
Doorways, washing lines, animals – red doorways, what does this mean?
I did work before on washing and hanging it out: http://www.pennyjones.me.uk/washing.html
http://www.pennyjones.me.uk/videos.html (the wash 2008)
Coloured washing lines echo the leather hanging in the tanneries, Dave’s “washing” on the clothes hangers, Roger’s coloured tape, Mike’s yellow and Jake’s record covers.
Coloured leather as paper, the random odd shapes of the cut shapes that make leather articles and the left over pieces. Mari’s bag pattern.
Clothes pegs are important as I contemporise parts of the Tannery (a men’s workplace) process to produce a colourful washing line (traditionally a woman’s domain) to brighten up the grey space.
I like the way the “washing” has moved in time and settled.
Skin of my teeth was a windscreen wiper in my dream last night.
Now its pouring with rain.