During Body of Work and Contextual Studies I reviewed all the work I could find on the Irish Border. The most recent work was a project called The Invisible In-between by Tristan Poyser. As well as being recent it was also unusually, made by an Englishman. I thought it would be valuable, therefore, to ask him to review my work.
The physical presentation of my body of work is important, as the printing on Irish linen is part of the concept. Rather than just send Tristan a pdf, therefore, I arranged to meet him in person in Manchester, where he lives.
This proved to be a wise decision as Tristan very much appreciated the haptic qualities of the linen print and could see what the medium added to the work. We had a long conversation about my project, and I also took the opportunity to discuss his work with him. I will post the outcome of that discussion elsewhere.
This is the review which Tristan sent me after our meeting: