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RAMUS|EVANS Collaborative

Blurring the Boundaries: Subconscious Collaboration at The Roath Park Pub. Last night was the first collaborative show by me and fellow CSAD student and friend Natalie Ramus at Roath Park Pub. We had a fantastic and supportive turnout; all came […]

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What qualities does the work possess?

Over the last week I’ve been trying to clarify, simplify and break down my practice and refocus the qualities. What is the work? What is its purpose? What’s its clarification? How do I read the work or how the work […]

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Authority as a female sculptor

I’ve been continuously questioning gendered qualities or associations that cross over in my work; the choice of materials and objects and the gendered qualities they become associated with. What is the tension between materials? What is the relationship between presence […]

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The decision to commit

I’m at that stage where the unpicking of my practice has begun and trying to piece it back together; in the hope of revealing those key concepts and focal points. After my tutorial with Davida on Wednesday, we discussed how […]

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My position as a female artist

This week has been an empowering, engaging experience of discussion based around female artists or seminars led by female researchers. On Saturday I attended the symposium ‘Perspectives of a Female Artist-Women in focus programme’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in […]

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Masculine or feminine aesthetic

There seems to be a common thread that resides in my current work; how I engage with ‘ready mades’ that are of an industrial nature and using materials to create sculptural forms. I’m currently exploring the notion of space and […]

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The tension between organic and manmade

The group tutorial this week was insightful; it’s always interesting to get feedback and listen to how people observe and read your work. The discussion was about the work in general and what direction I could see the work taking over […]

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Context and nature of the work

How do I feel stuck yet have so many ideas and thoughts relating to my practice. The work feels very open so far and has a clear, strong sense and essence of play; however some aspects have a controllable element. […]

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Distortion of gender and the female form

This week has led me to the realisation of how materials and the human form; in my tutorial with Judit we discussed what my exact context for the work is and the interests that engage the work. Is it the […]

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Space in relation to the work

Yesterday I found myself filming the process of my work; continuously recording me in a space engaging and surrounded by my work. I was playing with how the work can interact with one another and the surrounded space; manipulating their positions […]

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Exploration – Reflection #3

This week has been purely a reflective time; what are the key issues addressed in my work? Is there a reoccurring theme? My interest is to explore the organic elements further in both a sculptural manner and also addressing the […]

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Exploration-Reflection #2

There has been a sudden shift in my practice this week in relation to exploring performance and new organic materials. I’ve realised how the body and form is crucial and is the core to my making and material process. After […]

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‘Flesh’ Series – Graphite Drawing #3

This is the third preparatory drawing in graphite for my ‘FLESH’ series of paintings. The first painting I am currently working on can be seen here on my blog and is still a work in progress: http://tmblr.co/ZJdAKm1ySHMrh The final paintings […]

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‘Flesh’ Series – Graphite Drawing #2

This is the second preparatory drawing in graphite for my ‘FLESH’ series of paintings. The first painting I am currently working on can be seen here on my blog and is a work in progress: http://tmblr.co/ZJdAKm1ySHMrh The final paintings will […]

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‘Saving Grace’ Sculpture

This sculpture was entered into the ‘Poison and Remedy’ Open Exhibition at WTS Gallery in Leicester and won a prize. Title: Saving Grace This piece has a symbolic personal connection to my daughter, as a baby she suffered from Febrile […]

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‘Figurative Study’ Pastel Drawing

A study of the female form created whilst attending an art class with a live model. I think I could have done better with more time but at least I can continue to improve on my figurative studies in my […]

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Work progress

I’ve began working with foam; manipulating their form using elastic bands and bungee ropes that cause distress and tension of the material. These pieces were always experimental and playful, however I now see them as elements of the body. The […]

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Reflection #8

What is my work? What is the context? What is it about the body that I want to say? What do you want the audience to experience? Am I overthinking the work? By analysing my work, I need to spend […]

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Filming process

During the term I have had discussions with both my tutors and peers about my work and how process is a crucial element in the making of my work. Therefore I felt the need to film some of my work […]

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Reflection #7

Since last week my mind has been all over the place; last week was so overwhelming due to continuous studio work, foundry workshops and the gap critique that I was involved in. However, I finally feel that my practice has […]

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Playing and Making

The most important part of my practice is the making, it has become a fundamental element. I learn through play and the possibilities of the materials; how far can I push them? What forms can I achieve? Will they develop […]

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Reflection #4

The seminar this week with Judit Bodor was about opportunities in the art world; there are opportunities out there you just have to grab them when you can and if there are’nt any then create them. We had a discussion […]

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Folded Form

So far, this week feel’s busy and hectic. I’m currently researching for my PHD and the whole application process, finding information and contacts of supervisors that I can contact to whom have a connection with my areas of interest and […]

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Reflection #3

We’re coming to the end of week 5; already I can identify that my work has taken a new direction. I’ve realized that purely materials is what evokes and challenges me to produce work. My studio space has transformed into […]

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‘Creases’ and ‘Bulges’

The work is beginning to progress and develop with my experiments with the jelly and most recently bread dough. The touch and nature of these materials suggest human flesh, this could be an area to explore further? Scale and space […]

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