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Jar No 361

Jar No 261
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261, Feb 2012

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 in situ, Feb 2012

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 in situ, Feb 2012

Contents: Glue
Released into wild: 11/2/12 at 17.51
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: In situ

Comments:

Someone on Twitter was complaining about glue guns and glitter in the craft world. I said that I reckoned I could make an awesome jar with glitter and a glue gun. In the event, adding glitter to this jar proved to be too distracting, so I made this second, purer one entirely from glue.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 close up, Feb 2012

I couldn’t work out how to capture spider webs in the jars (I did try!) but this was the next best thing.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 261 close up, Feb 2012


Jar No 203

Jar No 203
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 203, July 2011

Jar No 203 in situ
Kirsty Hall: Jar No 203 in situ, July 2011

Contents: Gold leaf, glue, thread, paper
Released into wild: 22/7/11 at 23.57
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Theo’s little brother Max on 23/7/11

Comments:

This one was tricky to photograph since the inside is covered in dried glue, which refracts the light and makes focus difficult.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 203 close up, July 2011

Sometimes the jars need time to develop. I did the gold leaf part at the start of the year but always felt the jar needed something more (because gaudy gold leaf just wasn’t enough!) I tried various options but finally it was this simple string of rough paper ovals that worked.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 203 thread and paper string, July 2011

My teenage son is currently exploring his creativity – check out his music – so we’ve been having lots of conversations about the creative process. I was talking to him about my thoughts on ‘composting’ and how reflection and ‘sitting with it’ is a vital part of my process.

Sometimes it’s hard to remember this with the jars. Because there’s such pressure to create every single day, it can be hard to trust that a jar that isn’t working will finally come together. As ever, trust is crucial in the project.

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Kirsty Hall: Jar No 203 close up, July 2011