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Responses to Fear, Anxiety and Depression

Further responses to a mini project I set myself looking at Mental illness. In this I wanted to respond to the word Depression. There is a thin line between manic and happy. This is originally a still from the Film, […]

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Cultivating thoughts… fear.

This came about after some research into the word fear in popular culture. What makes it, how do we truly respond to it.. Do we run, can we run? What if we can’t? What if fear simply grips us until […]

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Response to an exercise

In response to an exercise i decided to look at the works of John Brennan, specifically his untitled piece from 2012. I was drawn to the use of a very minimal pallet and his use of found images taken out […]

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Kreepers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd2aov8HpRY this is a short video i did in my 1st year. Stop motion. The music is by Josh Wink. i’m quite proud of this one!

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Experiments in the home. 2D Processes

Running with the theme of investigations, i decided to look at the apple, in charcoal at first then moved into pastels. Placing it in various places in the Home. Eventually i began to think of the meaning of the apple […]

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untitled experiment

At Home yesterday. The brief was to look at other ways of creating a drawing. Experiment with household items etc. With this i decided to blot toilet tissue with Acrylic paint (very carefully) and work into the image, blending a […]

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Starting Back!!

Getting back to business in the studio after the Covid lockdown was a triumph! although the primer did need a really good stir!

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The Fine Art Frontier & Beyond

This is a personal journey through my years at The University of Bolton studying Fine Art…The if’s, what’s, and the Attempts… The Homework and the Studio processes, my tiny biosphere of stuff n’ that.

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Post Apocalyptic Blog

Has Covid altered the way I work and will I be better focused? My journey through my final (!) year studying BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Suffolk.

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‘REFUSED’ Student Fine Art Showcase

https://www.refused.space/ This online showcase offers a glimpse of a diverse range of work of exceptional quality from University of Suffolk’s BA (Hons) Fine Art 2020 graduating students. Outcomes that are the result of the students’ hard work and willingness to challenge […]

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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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