What an interesting week ! What have I learnt and what sort of work will I start to make ?
I have begun some collections - music, old radio and hifi equipment, found paintings and childrens toys.
I have built a studio which could be moved to the gallery for the final show.
I have learnt something of where the waste goes after being delivered to the site and sorted into various caterories of waste, for re-use, recyling and landfill.
I have been warned by the team who work there, that collecting old objects comes with the danger of melancolia - have already found paintings in memory of lost grandparents and other family members.
Having recently cleared out my own parents' home, I understand that you cannot keep very much to remember them by and the decisions on how to recycle photo albums, documents, furniture and bric-a-brac are not always easy to make.The site is really well organised and deals efficiently with the constant influx of waste and the daily removals of general and green waste - 4 of these monster trucks are filled each day.
The remains of general electrical goods are stripped of wires and plugs and then the rest is disposed of in these large containers.
I expect to continue to be amazed at what gets delivered to the site - my favourite so far is the speedboat from the 1960's complete with trailer.