I thought this answers a thought i had in the v&a. ( mentioned in the post when i spoke about what it was like to be dyslexic in medieval times.)
ok, so 1st thing i feel i need to do hear is give a bit of background to who Tywin Lannister actually is and Who his son Jamie is.
Tywin is the head of his house and is the grandfather to the king. his oldest son jamie is one of the most famous people in the kingdom and a renowned swordsman. jamie is confident cocky and doesn’t take anything too seriously. Tywin is a strong, cold man who is strict. and renowned battle commander, who doesn’t take no for an answer. because jamie is his oldest son he will be the person to inherit his castle and lands and his responsibilities. which means it is vital that he can read.
Hese are some photos of work that is up in my studio space at the moment. I have taken down A Lot of the books and replaced them with abstract paintings and ink prints. the ink prints are of letter stamps. I have found these to rather calming and relaxing the repetitive motion has been somewhat soothing in the stress of the upcoming final show. the work has started to take on a new form. the work is pulling away from the physical object and is moving into a more subliminal style.The work is using the obvious, such as letter but is adding more of a subtle hint as to what my practise is about if you was not familiar with my work.
The countdown to hand in the website has begun. for the last few days I have been trying to make last minute changes to the site and feel that I have got it to a nearly finished site. But as I am making this I am starting to realise that the more I work, the more I reflect, the more it becomes apparent to me that I am ever changing. my state of consciousness is forever taking things in. I have re written my statement more times then I care to count over the last few weeks and my website lay out has stayed very much the same.(This is because i’m to scared to open that can of worms, but that’s a post for another day) I feel that I have come to the realisation that whatever I hand it will be changed in the next few weeks as I have thought about a painting in a different way or I have seen a different person’s site that has influenced me and the cycle will continue.
I have tried to listen to the tutor’s advice I have tried to take on board what it is that they say. I have tried to make my studio space look less lived in and display my work and findings in a more clinical fashion. I have tried to make my website feel less corporate and more welcoming. I have tried to make my website show my work and what my practice is about.
I have also added a page called projects that show other styles of work that I do to show i’m not a “one trick pony”,that doesn’t have any other styles to him. The reason I have done this is because when i was calling around other universities they said they would like to see other projects that I had done so they could touch upon them in potential interviews. so this page seem to make logical sense.
I also thought back to when I was a student at college and I use to go through website after website of artists, endlessly scrolling through the pages till i was able to find someone who I could quote something about there work. I remember wishing more people had a Q&A page. Thinking how much more interesting I found the site. I felt I knew more about there work from that 1/2 a dozen comments then I ever would going from gallery site to blog site. picking up the breadcrumbs of information about artist work. that may or may not be true as it almost always contradicted the information from the last site.
So I started to think, what is it I want out of this website, what is it I want to gain from it. I want this site to work for me, I don’t want to make something that is going to course me more problems than solutions.I want a site that clearly explains what my practice is about and I want it to Explain who I am. I wanted it to showcase my work in a portfolio, but I also wanted it to show other work that I had done. I want this site to be what I show to Masters courses for my online portfolio. so I like to think that is what I have made.
I haven’t put images of every piece of work I have ever made up there. like we discussed in class it’s meant to showcase a selection of your work. I wonder if I have been overly critical of my selection and not put enough up there. I would like to think that I have added a flavor of the different work that I make. Guess it’s only a day or so till we have to presentate, time will tell if I have over thought this, read to much into there comments.
A few posts back i talked about some work from Martin Creed. these are some of the photos that i took that was seen in that post. i have decided to edit them and bring them in with my work. i think that some of this has worked well others need work. but this is one of the first attempts at adding text over the edited image.
this is still in early stages and needs a lot of work. in some places. i think that the work shows the direction that i want to take the photographic and edited work.
from my trip to the first site gallery i have made some work that i thought would push my work in a different direction. i have made works that i will place quotes over or poems that i have made or reflections of dyslexia related topics.
i got the ideas from the first site and i thought that the backgrounds had bright bold colours that caught the eye. i wanted to try and bring this into my work. in my a3 sketch book i talk about this ideas in the beginning. this is some edited photos of me that i had taken. they are plain simple selfies that i have chosen to edit and bring the colour out in them refining the pallet to a number of colours. i think that this has worked out really well on some of them and others i have refined the palate too much.