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Current Projects

Potential Space

A piece of work that emerged as my Final Major Project on the MA Fine Art [online] with Falmouth University.

Exploring the intersections of memory, location and the present moment through artistic practice, and reflections on Donald Winnicott's1. theory of potential space, as it emerges through site specific and studio practice.

Read more here: Potential Space

1. Winnicott, D. Playing and Reality, Routledge, London, 1971, 2008.

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Potential space, Ink, watercolourpencil, marker-pen on paper. 29.7x42cm David Elliott, 2024.

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Untitled, watercolour pencil, watercolour on paper. 29.7x42cm David Elliott, 2024.

30 Oaks - 30 Silver

A transmedial project which began in 2022. Planting 30 oak saplings and burying 30 silver coins across 7 locations in the UK, where I lived over a 30-year period from 1982 to 2012. 

I collect found objects at each site to make assemblages and totems, I imagine a genius loci and create visual works on paper and spontaneous text based works, to embody and explore memory, experience, affect and meaning.

Read more here: 30 Oaks - 30 Silver

David planting the first oak sapling on the Bolehills, Crookes, Sheffield.  

Dreadful Stheno, charcoal, acryilc, graphite on paper. 150x150cm David Elliott, 2023.

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