Contextualisation, 5 Key Posts.

1. Jean Francois Millet, ‘The Gust of Wind’,1871 This painting marks the starting point of the re-occouring themes that I explore throughout the two years that I have spent studying fine art. The subject of the sublime, which becomes a fascination of which I have tried to understand and explore. What drew me to this…

Documentation, 5 Key Posts.

  1 ‘Touchable Ensō’ March 2015 The coherent phenomenological description of the nature of the mind and emotion and the potential release of its suffering, based on a highly refined practice. The awareness that emerges through the paying of attention on purpose, the present moment, non-judgementally the unfolding of the experience, moment by moment. Many workshops,…

‘Corridor’ Full Test Runs – The Finished Piece.

I worked late into the night before the dead line to clean up the appearance of the installation. I repainted many walls and blocked out any light leaks that I could find in order to keep the appearance as minimal as possible so that all of the viewers attention will be on the drops of…

Degree Show Build Progress, Disappointments.

At this stage of the build, with visible progress being made everyday, I was bringing to feel pleased with the way things were going. This however was incredibly short lived. A tutor who had taken a look inside my work in the morning seemed disappointed with how things were going so far. I was advised…

Degree Show Build Progress – Roof Build.

I also had a helping hand from Dave Fitz-John with putting the roofing on. The original plan here had to be adjusted slightly as the measurements on the designs on paper did not exactly fit the measurements of the actual structure. This meant that when the roofing sheets were fitted, they did not fit exactly…

Degree Show Build Progress, developments.

So far I have been finding this week quite stressful as it was different to plan for such a vast task when I have never worked on something of such scale before. What I am finding most difficult is dealing with the pressure that I put on myself for perfection at this point. Rather than…

Degree Show Build, So Far…

On Monday, it was the beginning of building the degree show. This means the whole studio spaces on the third floor had to be cleared and cleaned ready for the big exhibition so that I can begin the build of my final piece. I have waited a long time for this day, and am very…

Final Images for Printed Portfolio

I believe it is relevant for me to present a portfolio of images of installations that I have worked on over the past year that no longer exist. In this portfolio, I have selected imaged that have been of a major development within my practice. I hope that they show progress and have become clearer…

Double Gutter and Drip Blocker

I have been using a practice space in the studio where I can measure out my final designs and begin preparing them for the build. I have recently noticed that some of the water had been splashing out of the gutter and on to the floor. I don’t think this would be very practical for…

Final Tutorial with André Stitt -Title and Statement

Today was my last tutorial and Im so pleased that it has been helpful. I was concerned that it may have been too overwhelming for the last minuet before deadlines. I signed up for a chat with André Stitt, as I have came to really appreciate his work and value the words that he has to…

Corridor Research in Bristol

During my artist space research in Bristol, I had a short amount of time spare to visit the Arnolfini Gallery. The piece that had been on display was John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea. It was a beautifully displayed video installation focusing on  “the greed, horror and cruelty of the whaling industry, evoking memories of the slave trade,…

Mindfulness Workshop With Sarah Thomas

I recently took part in a small series of Mindfulness Workshops held by Sarah Thomas at Cardiff School of Art and Design, a fellow student on the Fine Art course. These ran weekly in the mornings, which unfortunately I could only make it to a few, but have really found them enjoyable and impacted my…