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Ruminations on Identity

My current work seems to be about the insufficiency of self-portraiture to capture someone’s true likeness. The images of myself are only partial. From briefly glancing at them, I wonder what assumptions or judgements someone might make about me? Linked to this question […]

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The Self Portrait – A Brief Cultural Overview

I feel as though I have a lot of balls in the air at the moment – the first time in a long time. My interest in self-portraiture as encouraged me to develop a body of work in various different […]

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Using a Grid to Draw My Self-Portrait

In addition to my video Self, I’m also working on a large scale wall drawing which draws on the images I’ve been taking of myself and is made up of hundreds of post-its. In order to make this work I applied […]

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Peer Mentoring Group (Meeting No. 6)

Having missed the last meeting back in May, it was great to meet with the rest of the group and to have the opportunity to share new work. Meeting with a group of such proactive artists always leaves me encouraged […]

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Untitled blog post from "Dead and dying flowers"

  I can get myself so tightly in a corner that all thought is circular; my brain struggles like arms in a straitjacket. As the arms attempt to escape, the brain’s claustrophobic panic proceeds. I stopped working when this piece […]

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Value of Self, not Self-Indulgent

The congratulations still streaming in, I’m actually starting to believe it now. It is a weird process… or it was for me… Having given up my salary and my proper job, I was highly motivated to get this right. And […]

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