Play for a child is very important it helps them learn the boundaries of life in the modern world. In a similar way, wolf pups play to practice skills children do the same thing, social, physical and emotional are areas that play can help develop. Adults already generally know the boundaries set in place by society and adults also generally also have less time to play than children, jobs, bills, relationships, along with a lot of other noise that takes over when you enter the adult world. As the Huffington post put it “Grownups aren’t supposed to play. We have problems. We’re too busy. We have important things to do.”(Robinson,2011.) Play is helpful in the adult world though it helps reduce stress and makes people more able to deal with set backs in their life. “he found that lack of play was just as important as other factors in predicting criminal behavior among murderers in Texas prisons. He also found that playing together helped couples rekindle their relationship and explore other forms of emotional intimacy” (Tartakovsky,2012) We can see that play in adults is indeed important so I will continue to look at the idea of play as an adult.

Robinson, j.(2011) ‘
The Key to Happiness: A Taboo for Adults?
‘,Huffington post

Tartakovsky, M. (2012). The Importance of Play for Adults. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 8, 2017, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/11/15/the-importance-of-play-for-adults/


A whole month without blogging. The building stays the same but new lecturers will be teaching. New head of year fine art Vicky I have met before in college same as Simon Keep who will be taking us for professional practice. What this will do for my work is yet to be seen but Vicky has helped my art before so I feel confident that I will find tutorials with her informative and constructive.

My art is still in experiement phase but I think that will happen always because I have many ideas on how I can best achieve my aim. I have looked into using the bouncy balls as a mark-making tool and this seems to be very bold and make interesting patterns. I do feel that if I wanted to create an interactive/ participatory piece, that less people would get involved for fear of getting messy. counter to this,  I want to get as many people involved so I can achieve my aims.


  • To create a participation piece that involves as many people as possible.
  • make as many participants laugh or smile as possible.
  • have that smile pass on through positive interactions to people who may have not even attended the art.
  • explore the line between art and life.

So far I am playing with balls but in the future, I am thinking of more conceptual ways.