If I indulge my ego by using art materials with wanton abandon, I destroy the planet. If I stifle my ego, I don’t create art and my mental health suffers. What then is the solution?
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If water can start wars, shouldn’t I be more careful with it?
Q: Are the movements/gestures important in reflecting on libraries? I find I have come a full circle in thinking about movement in response to words since first dreaming up the lost library project (in 2015, which coincides with the […]
Preparations for The Lost Library at The Wrexham Open. Questions I’m considering: Dwindling libraries – what is being done around the UK and to what effect? How do and how can libraries can best support communities? What is now […]
3 void train tickets I’ve been carrying around in my diary for about 8 years. VOID VOID VOID VOID If you repeat any word long enough it becomes a non-word A sound A w-o-r-d Noun: A single distinct meaningful element […]
Date:February 01, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Commissioned to write a 500-word comment piece, artists Kerri Jefferis, Sophie Chapman and Rosalie Schweiker started thinking about the words we use in the visual arts and the need for new ones. This is what they wrote.
Blogging through a concise period of work.
Perhaps I’m unusual as a visual artist but when I visit exhibitions I crave words; and usually I’m frustrated by their absence.
My constant challenges with my literary failings…
What I’m doing now, reflections on previous work and the ideas this process germinates.
All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind. Kahlil Gibran I am not a natural learner. Well, not in the traditional, educational model of; linear, sequential, bite-sized chunks type learning, […]
As well as the video, performance – photographs. I want to make a book full with the photographs of the journey and areas implying some of the questions that were asked, and answered by local people in Stoke, some of […]
Everything all at once. I have realised I am not very good at introducing my work (currently reading ‘The Art Rules’ by Paul Klein). One of my aims this year is to get my work into at least 6 shows/venues […]
Settling into quite a routine now. The grids and lines have fallen by the wayside in the last few days, at least for now. I was feeling that I couldn’t get into the word (enough) that is my starting point […]
It’s now 5 days since The Print Shed show finished (Sunday 20th). It was an incredible chance to show my work and surround visitors entirely with my work. For visitors to understand what I’m up to I did need to […]
It has been an extremely busy few weeks for me. I have been getting thoughts and reflections down on paper, but the words haven’t made it to the blog much. Currently choosing work to take to Print Shed to fill […]
I’m waiting on getting some alkathene, often used in the frame for poly tunnels along with heat shrink wrap plastic to get the light projecting into a dark space version of Bathe in ignorance to its next phase. Richard […]
The little video I did back in April projecting a word through pinpricks onto a wall. I’m now back to considering the words I’m using to project. So I came by the words I’m using by photocopying a few pages […]
Blogging on the results of my actions.
TWOS tension and balance between Light dark Hold let go Move still Wet dry Boundary freedom Fast slow Think feel Image text Play work Drift anchor
Studio Log in pictures. Now reflecting on being bathed in these words. How to push it further is the question on my mind now. Doing some urgent working and slow thinking.
Confronting the notion of Bathe In Ignorance, I have begun by responding to the words in an English dictionary I am unfamiliar with. I considered a literal interpretation of the phrase initially, using words (where the meaning was not known […]
Bathe in Ignorance has progressed through words from a large English dictionary (a few pages) that I don’t know. So far I’ve responded in paint to: abate, abatis, abature, abaxial, abay, Abaza, abb, abbacy, Abbe, and now abbess in light […]
AUDIOBLOG – Please click here After my last post about not being bothered about the theory of others being applied to any work I might do, it not being my problem, I started to think about my own philosophy… […]