I’ve drawn some more drawings of pots (initially fish bowls) with stems coming out.

On the Research in Practice module, I’ve started analysing colour of a sculpture Shani’s created.

Along with the depictions of body parts (hands and eyes) within the installation, it’s likely the colour she used was to suggest inside and outside the body. The colour around the ‘orifice’ of the sculpture is deep red which is the colour of tissue.

I’ve decided to colour the pots of the drawings using similar colours. I think either Robbie or Karanraj previously suggested using colours in my work. I was sceptical at first, but now I see the interesting aspects of it.


I’ve been focusing on Research in Practice more than the studio work this week. There was feedback from last week was to bring forward the structure from Research and Practice and apply it to the studio work, which is unstructured at the moment.

On the Research in Practice module, I’m using drawing as a method to analyse Andromedan Sad Girl in the context of Lacan’s mirror stage. So it would make sense to put the drawings in the category of art and psychology. Surrealism is related to the two because it’s engaging with the unconscious.

The unconscious isn’t in mainstream psychology anymore, but the topic was a zeitgeist in the late 19th/early 20th Century Europe.

  • Louise Bourgeois’ drawings
  • Andre Masson’s automatic drawings
  • Tapping into the unconscious
  • Female surrealist artists
  • Leonora Carrington
  • Dorathea Tanning
  • Annie Wilson
  • Surrealist manifestos – understand more of that they’re doing
  • Self psychology
  • Abject
  • Sarah Lucas – fried eggs as breasts
  • Expand visual language
  • Think about the meaning behind the objects – how it represents the body
  • Concentrate on still life
  • Bring in objects to draw in the studio


I’ve made paper sculptures out of the iPad drawings. It was more time consuming than the drawings but was worth seeing the forms in a space. The sculptures resemble dead/dried plants.

I’ve been reading about what influenced Louise Bourgeois’ and Eva Hesse’s works, and the similarity is their relationship with their mothers. It seemed to be the driving force behind their art. It makes me consider if all art is personal for the maker, and to what extent?