She Sells Sea Shells | Leah Crossley | A.i.R Twine

She Sells Sea Shells is a collaborative journey by Leah Crossley and The Seatown Ladies Collective as part of Wales Arts Review’s new series, Artists in Residence. Throughout 2017 artists, including Leah Crossley will take a leading creative role in what Wales Arts Review publishes, centring their skills on a challenging project over the course of a month. We were inundated with applications, receiving hundreds of emails about the positions, and it was no easy task whittling down all that talent to this final eleven. Our team of six editors debated long into the night, and in the end, we decided on a collection of people who we most want to work with, and whose work excites us. We think you will be excited by them too.

Leah Crossley is a photographic-artist, with no formal training in photography. Her projects emanate from a personal approach to camera art, digital image-making and collage that has been evolving since 2010. She employs an experimental approach to photographic processes; layering is an integral component to my visual interpretations and interventions, eg. through collage, multiple-exposures, blurring, transposing, embedding text and image into pre-existing publications.

Her residency with Wales Arts Review will provide time and space through which to disclose personal artistic developments in relation to herself as an artist, via deeper exploration into the journaling process and its value as an artistic tool of discovery and expression. It will also contribute to the development of a self-directed Artist Residency in Motherhood as a vehicle for extending and developing her focus, and to establish a framework within which she can explore ways of working as a new Mother and creating work about Motherhood. 

She Sells Sea Shells by Leah Crossley and The Seatown Ladies' CollectiveShe Sells Sea Shells is a collaborative journey & new media adventure created by The Seatown Ladies’ Collective. The Seatown collective is A Likely Story project supported by Arts Council Wales, Wales Millennium Centre and Wales Lab, National Theatre Wales.

My contribution to this project was all creative and documentary images, plus producing and editing a Twine, an interactive story programme to be viewed online.

You can follow Twine via Google Chrome or Safari.

(Please note that those links will only be active during Crossley’s residence at Wales Arts Review).

Her other work as part of her residency is available though. She also has a vast amount of non-affiliated work via her own website available too.

This contribution by Leah Crossley is part of the Artists in Residence series.