Jar No 363

Jar No 363
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 363, July 2012

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 363 in situ, July 2012

Contents: Wire, glycerine, glitter
Released into wild: 8/7/12 at 15.27
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Unknown. If you’ve found this jar, please record it here.


So this weird thing happened with the jars.

The project got all caught up in my head with our house move and I was completely and utterly unable to finish the last three jars until just before we moved from Bristol to Hebden Bridge. In fact, I placed Jar No 365 on the morning of our house move! Because that’s what every house move needs, the frantic completion of an overdue art project.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 363, July 2012

We went through a very odd time in the spring of 2012 when our house sale fell through. We immediately got another buyer but had to wait until the summer for completion. Although in theory this enforced wait gave me plenty of time to finish the jars, in reality, I went into a strange frozen art state that only the move last July was able to break through. Usually I’m pretty good at giving myself pep talks and making myself do things but I was so burnt-out, stressed and busy with packing and legal stuff that I just couldn’t do it this time.

But hey, I got there in the end. And now, another six months on I’m finally finishing writing up the project. My perfectionist side is proper annoyed with my tardiness but what can I say, it is what it is and sometimes our life and health trumps art.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 363, July 2012

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