Holding Patterns
Julia Rose Lewis & Paul Hawkins

Holding Patterns (Beir Bua Press, 2021) a collaboration w/Julia Rose Lewis £9.99 + p&p buy a copy here

Holding Patterns Ltd edition prints

full colour, 350gsm silk paper

If Forgiven 510 x 410 mm £100.00
Quarto 510 x 410 mm £100.00

Grading Rubric 410 x 310 mm £60.00
Hosepipe Curtains 410 x 310 mm £60.00
Night Owl Morning Shuffle 410 x 310 mm £60.00
Underwhelming 410 x 310 mm £60.00
Tercio 410 x 310 mm £60.00
Traffuck 410 x 310 mm £60.00

Prints can be bought singly or in any combination.
SPECIAL OFFER: All 8 prints for £400.00 + p&p worldwide

Email me here to place your order, or visit Eachwhat Studio, The Broadwalk Centre, Bristol BS4 2QU

Special Edition set of six Holding Patterns postcards £5 email me to buy

March 27 - April 27: Holding Patterns Print Exhibition & Book Launch @ Eachwhat Studio #bristol

Julia was interviewed by Beir Bua Press about Holding Patterns, read the interview here

Praise for Holding Patterns:

“ A stunning travel record of everyday visual poetry.. Holding Patterns draws attention to and invites the viewer to consider textures, colours and shapes of the ordinary with an open mind of vast possibilities. Mesmerising and artistic.”
- Rezia Wahid

“When I’m in a Holding Pattern, in flight, I’m able to do my most lucid of thinking; momentarily, I’m free. At these times I reach for a camera. Creating a dialogue of images collected in states of overwhelmed-ness must help us process, even if to divert us from our inability to land ourselves.”
- Tom Skipp

“Lewis and Hawkins sensitively deploy unexpected colour saturation and light exposure, off-kilter framing, and oblique perspectives to suggest permeability and fragility in the face of the barrage of sensory stimuli which is America and indeed, much of the world, today. The collection overtly explores themes of travel, technology, memory and place, but it is also a moving synthesis of two personal archives which tell of the pain and queasiness of sensory overload.”
- Susie Campbell

We started by exchanging digital archives of traveling through America at times when we were overwhelmed, shaken, overrun and worn down by particular personal circumstances. From there we’ve created a third archive of shared visual poetry with the intention of organizing the visual poetry into a collection exploring the nature of travel, technology, memory and place and what it means to be easily overwhelmed in twenty-first century America. We concluded that balancing the past, the present and the future is somewhat akin to air traffic controllers guiding/marshalling their airborne responsibilities into holding patterns, until circumstances are right for them to move on. This work harnesses technology to share, re-think, appropriate, re-designate, re-document, de-memorialise. Taking place deep within this collaborative exchange is a remarkable transformation; placing those memories/circumstances/emotional responses in slow (e)mo(tion) holding patterns until each of us feels ready to move on.

This is an ongoing collaborative project.