…Well, I’m on the last leg of this race toward the ‘Degree Show’ my girls are also focused on studies for their exams! All hands on deck as we set up to tunnel vision on our own projects, CREATIVE ZONE HOUSEHOLD, graphics, photography, painting, sketching, sculpting and casting! We love it! #creativefamily #DegreeShow
I’ve told family and friends only to disturb us if they are handing out orange segments and water! Just like a runner (a past time of mine).
#loleithaart in the creative zone
an A 2, student, my eldest – Look out for W.K art and creative writing processes.
an A s, student my youngest – watch this space as N.K concepts in photography and graphics unfolds.
These images reflect my ‘home life’ on this run toward the Degree Show. Exciting times, I’ve hit the ground running, let’s go! Speaking Life!
Website… Check www.loleithaart.co.uk
Business cards… check
Create art… Ongoing
I use what I see, when making art, my inspirations are from quotes and Maya Angelou, because I love her wisdom. The spoken word speaks volumes about common sense and guidance. A key to solutions in life and its experiences.
“Creativity cannot be used up, the more you create, the more you have” Maya Angelou
Also from the every day, home life, and issues that arise through the News and social media. I had just been working on some pieces, and now they relate a bit to Beyoncé and her ‘Lemonade’ album and lyrics, and Bey uses Poet Warsan Shire, a Somali-British woman. Together musically and by spoken word, they illustrate subjects of racial identity, love, and forgiveness. #culturallens
Strong image from the album. Lemonade 2016
I don’t wish to document everything on here, as I mainly work when inspiration hits me and because I haven’t finished some processes yet. I tend to let the art progress naturally …without trying to say where I think it’s going. (I just like to make). I feel I would have to explain where the work is leading, and the creative expression needs its space just to be.
A workspace in progress, let it flow.
This triptych is titled ‘consequences 1,2&3.’
1: of stereotypes
text: The women all waited patiently to become all that they had hoped …to be
2: of displacement
text: Displacement had the women dishearten without them releasing…
3: of perceptions
text: Who do I identify with?
Acrylic on canvas #identity
I have always used text in my earlier artwork and had thoughts to take it further. I chose to leave the images without faces, just like a silhouette articulates plenty without giving many details. #relate #identity
Barbara Kruger, an American, feminist, conceptual artist. Kruger uses text in an installation platform to express issues in social life.
Adrian Piper: an American, conceptual artist and philosopher; a lot of Pipers work was performance based, she uses text on a card format to confront social racialism in networking circles. Leave you standing and highlight the whispers.
Glen Ligon, an American conceptual artist, uses intertextuality you, visual art and literature to explore sexuality and identity. He also used extracts from the author, Zora Neale Hurston, 1928.