A limited edition of stickers by Irene Perez Hernandez mark repetitive endeavour in Risbygate Street, St Andrews Street South, The Market Place, Buttermarket, Hatter Street, Langton Place. More will be awarded over the next week.
You'll never know how hard I sweat and toil,
My secret moves stay hidden from your eye,
I hack and hoik my sods and hod my clay,
And all unseen to any passers-by.
I plough the gaps and cracks between the lines,
The ordinary into art refined,
Transforming civic tedium brick by brick,
To monuments d'ennui, boredom enshrined.
Don't sneak a prying glance to try and catch
me working on my oeuvres, I conceal
The graft which they demand and merely leave
the prestadigitorial reveal.
All you will see, propped snoozing on his spade,
An orange vested workman at his trade.
Irene Perez Hernandez studied in her native Spain before gaining an Erasmus Grant for an exchange programme at Middlesex University, and going on to study for an MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a sculptor, working in a wide range of media, seeking to redefine the relationship between sculpture and object, and challenge the conventions associated with the discipline.
Recent residences include the Guest Studio of Cologne Culture Department. Cologne, Germany in 2019 and Artist in Residence at Taubenturm, Diessen am Ammersee, Germany in 2018. For further details see https://ireneperezhernandez.com Twitter IrenePerezH
Tim Welton is a theatre practitioner who, as an actor and director has worked on numerous productions including Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Royal National Theatre) London Road (Royal National Theatre) Dancing at Lughnasa (Garrick Theatre) and Cabaret (Lyric and Savoy Theatre and National Tours). He has written for theatre (Carnival UK) and online digital media (BBC Radio Jam), and a new musical commission with Three Pin Productions, the brainchild of West End Performer Ruthie Henshall and Musical Director Paul Schofield. Twitter @timwelton https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tim-welton-3711742b
I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.