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Drypoint plate of cracked postcard

I was looking through a collection of ephemera passed through my family from my father’s side.  I came across this postcard depicting the Motor Transport Service Corps, outside Earl’s Terrace, London in 1917.  My great great grandfather, Staff Sergeant George […]

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Research: Louise Borgeois Album, 1994

I have come across the autobiographical work of Louise Bourgeois but I am particularly interested in her hardbound book Album 1994.  The book includes 68 black and white photographs, illustrating Louise Bourgeois’ life, with 48 reflective comments printed onto translucent […]

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Tracing Family History Through Objects- Medals and Military

I have been researching family history from my paternal grandmother’s side.  I have always been interested in objects with a history behind them, whether something displayed and preserved in a museum cabinet, or ephemeral postcards with handwritten memoirs on them.  […]

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Destruction/ Physical Manipulation of Photographs

I am interested in the way in which Gerhard Richter created a vast number of ‘overpainted’ photographs.  These are categorised into groups such as ‘self portraits’ and ‘family’.  Each colour photograph has been overpainted with oil paint, and simply titled […]

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Artist Studio Visits

We visited Butley Mills Studios, Asylum Studios and Old Jet Studios  This allowed us to have an insight into the diverse works and processes used by Suffolk artists working closely together in shared studios. One of the highlights from the Butley […]

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Deconstructing Objects

After researching Michael Landy’s Breakdown, primarily for my dissertation, I have become interested in unpicking everyday objects.  I found the processes Landy used to order, catalogue, destroy and document all of his possessions intriguing.  I especially was interested in how he kept […]

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Palimpsests

I have been thinking about the idea of palimpsests, with visible traces of earlier writing and layers scratched into the surface of a wax tablet. I find it interesting to think about the traces of history left visible on the […]

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Stitched Collages

After my research into using destruction as a method of creating art, I decided to play around with everyday materials.  I took so old magazines and altered these through ripping and building up layers and then stitching together as a […]

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Tearing up the Past- Collages with Found Materials

I took part in a collaborative project with other students called Tearing up the Past and this involved taking old coloured images primarily of religious artworks from art magazines and altering them to create a new image.  I experimented with […]

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The Everyday

Most days whilst I’m working on a study, I often get asked ‘Why biro?’, and honestly? I’m not too sure. I’ve been drawing with biro pens for the last 5 years, and I find it utterly satisfying looking back on […]

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Site specific workshop

In Saltillo I met with local artists and art students from The University of Coahuila, we visited the train tracks and I held a short workshop where I introduced my working processes. During this workshop I was shown areas of […]

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Third year with a new idea

After a wonderful five month long summer, it is finally time to crack down and concentrate on my third/final year of University! During the majority of my summer break I have been thinking long and hard about ideas for what […]

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Studio of Clare

A studio blog for Sculptor currently studying Ceramics and Glass

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Robert Rauschenberg – Cardboard

An artist who I have briefly looked into in my studio practice is Rauschenberg, particularly his pieces made from cardboard. I decided to look at his wall structures made from cardboard when I began to collect and work onto pizza […]

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Christopher Wool

Another artist I have taken inspiration from is Christopher Wool, who is a contemporary American painter.   Best known for his paintings with large stenciled letterforms, the bold, black strokes of Wool’s text is contrasted against white backgrounds for maximum […]

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Linking my dissertation to my practice

My dissertation was titled: Roles of drawing relating to Claes Oldenburg, Christo and Sol LeWitt. “Drawing is fundamental to and the core of the artists’ and designers’ work. It is the means by which artists learn to see and understand […]

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Reflecting upon Level 5

To begin looking at my current work in a more critical way I am going to briefly reflect back to level 5 to analyse how my recent works links back to then and also how it has moved on from […]

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Beginning Semester 2

To begin semester 2 I had a tutorial where I discussed what my plans were for my studio practice for this semester, and I decided I wanted to document my day-to-day life through my art. Which involves the work I […]

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First semester, studio practice

Last semester I began with a new subject matter, one which I felt would keep me focused for the entirety of level 6. The subject I chose was basing my practice on myself and so making my art personal to […]

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