Barbara Clayton

Barbara Clayton

Bio
My interest is in mark making and how small
innocuous marks can accumulate to evoke larger
concepts such as water currents and the rhythms
of time. I employ techniques such as typing,
word processing, pin pricking and sewing, but
hand-drawn marks with their irregularities have
particular intrigue. I am a graduate of the University
of Nottingham Fine Art [Hons], and a member of
Socket, an East Midlands arts collective.

The Dumbles
My home overlooks the approach to Lambley
Dumbles where I have walked for more than 30
years. Dumbles is a local name given to small ravines
created at the end of the last Ice Age when melting
ice washed away deposits between clay bedrocks
to create a literal web of water around the village
of Lambley, Nottinghamshire. These ravines still
carry water draining from farmland and indeed have
channelled torrents of water to flood the village on
occasions of severe rainfall. The drawing aims to
reflect how the climate change of 10,000 years ago
helped create the landscape we see today.