March 2020

Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall was constructed at a time when scientific thinking was concerned with ideas on light and shadow (particularly in terms of how we see light, projection and perspective). For me, architectural light and shadow connects us to those who have experienced a place through time; they also connect us to our own experiences of home.

As a means to consider how those who lived and worked at Beningbrough Hall experienced the space throughout its 300 years, I have been drawing in response to the architecture and have become interested in some of the decorative motifs found in the ornate plasterwork. These features would have become familiar over time and I am considering how to highlight them through my thinking on light and shadow. I have been testing Echoes of Light, glass bricks that I have etched with some of these drawings. 

Preparations to install my video projection, Shadow Sketches, at Beningbrough have been interrupted due to lockdown, so I am transferring the focus of my working to my home to continue my inquiry.