I also wanted to create a couple of similar collages for me to keep to remind me of the work that I have donated.
I then experimented with the order of the drawings within the series.
I decided that I like having the one drawing slightly different to the others as it adds a little variation.
After much consideration, I have decided on the following order for the piece.
I had to complete a artwork donation form, and write a bit of text to go with the work. This is what I came up with:
Title: A Gentlewoman's Studies
Artist Statement in relation to donated artwork: Shaddock's interest in structures and layers prompted an investigation into the Chippendale furniture within Dumfries House. The studies are a way of reimagining 'A Lady's Writing Table and Bookcase' as found in 'The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Directory'.
I produced the final postcard drawing to complete the frame. There are a number of empty frames within the studios and I was interested in the notion that in the House there are frames that have been made in plaster, as a feature within the wall, and therefore the artwork for inside it needed to be a suitable size.