Semester 2 : Week 8 ~ Studio Thoughts

Quite a few thoughts today to with work I got done, Stephen's chat, and my own research. I still feel a bit frustrated, that I haven't found a...fulcrum but also worried that I shouldn't find a fulcrum..or starting point for my practice. Less is more or more is more?Yet I am sick of constant confusion. …

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Semester 2 : Week 7~ Placing Practice-Visit to Acoustic Panel Manufacturer Holden, Rockwool, Volcanoes & Pods..

I have been in contact with Dave Russell of Holden since May and it is only now due to exams (me) holidays and work (him), that I have got a round to the visit and a very interesting visit it was too. I am not sure how much it might feed into any direct outcome …

Semester 2 : Week 6 ~ Thoughts from the Studio Part Two-More Mess.

Continuing the thoughts about 'sloppy' from yesterday's post, while I was experimenting in the studio this week I made a huge,painty mess. Now this is what I am supposed to like but as I tracked paint everywhere, knocking over more paint as I struggled to find increasingly rare dry areas of floor to stand on …

Semester 2 : Week 6 ~ Thoughts from the Studio Part One-The Best Laid Plans.

I make a lot about leaning into the 'sloppy' in my work, just look at the name of this blog, but recent investigations have made me realise that my sloppiness, (as well as my humour), require precision and thought. In constructing something for instance, I am not working to any template and each move needs …

Semester 2 : Week 5 ~ Studio/Reading notes~Materiality

In order to understand my studio practice more I am examining a couple of aspects of my work:Materials, Energy and The Art Object. Artists I will be exploring in-depth are Phyllida Barlow (The object) and Thomas Hirschorn (Energy) reflect these concerns. Other reading has to do with theory and context. The MIT/Whitechapel Documents of Contemporary …