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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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Fine Art Third Year

I am a third year student studying Fine Art at the University of Suffolk. I am beginning a blog to document my work through my final year and to help to critique my study.

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Degree Show – Hanging

Hanging my work is something that I’ve never been to precious about. I’m more than happy to bang a couple of nails in the wall or drill some screws into a painting and that be it. Funnily enough, for someone […]

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Degree Show – Layout

Before I started hanging any work on the wall I had to decide a) what I was going to put up and b) how it was going to all be situated on the wall. I didn’t want to start randomly […]

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Degree Show – Space

I was very happy with the space I was allocated for the degree show, it was a long corridor style space which actually looked quite over whelming at first. I’ve seen this space before, obviously, but never this bare. It […]

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Teacher and student in one

Had a bit of a lull in creativity due to necessary preparation of the next stage in my career. With plans of going into teaching and therefore the need to study for a PGCE qualification, I have, over the last […]

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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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New Chapter – Reflection #10

Not making work for the last two weeks has enabled me to sit back and really think and take the time to analyse my work. What have I made? What is its context? What do I continue working with? What […]

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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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