Not, in fact, a toy box. But the results of car boot sale and charity shop hunting – toys awaiting to be transformed
When I applied for the Creative Practitioner job at Nottingham University Samworth Academy, I told them I’d no idea what I wanted to do in their Maze-to-be, but that I had skills in storytelling and had also done some games design, and I wanted to see how I could help.
Turns out that ‘how I could help’ involves a personal transformation into… an installation artist!
I’ve had great fun working with the science teachers and a handful of pupils ways to make the discovery of science possible in a Maze environment – alongside a team of other artists all working with different curriculum areas. I love our ‘represent the elements as characters and then hide them’ approach to the Maze, and I had fun writing the clues for the History of Science exhibits (guess – or research – the famous – or not so famous but maybe should be scientist) – but now comes the stitch, stick, wire twist and spray paint part of the effort – an altogether different matter!