I’ve looked at the list of artists that Mona gave me in the tutorial on Friday. The list includes: Phyllida Barlow, Sonia Gomes, Shin Smith, Michelle Stewart and Sara Barker. With the more abstract works, I wasn’t sure what it was supposed to evoke within myself. I was drawn to Shin Smiths’ work, specifically by Sound Wave because of the visual metaphor of using vinyl records in the shape of an ocean wave.
It makes my methodology strange in that respect because I prefer artworks which are a different category to the work I make. I’m making minimalist abstract works now, but I’m interested in works that have a visual concept that is recognisable to an aspect of the external world. However I think this makes a good strategy for my practice, because it lowers the risk of unintentionally copying from artworks already made.