Category Archives: Reading and Research

Thinking about Art and Life.

M. suggested looking at ‘Allan Kaprow- art as life’ in relation to the potential for perfomative aspects with in my own work. We spoke, in particular, about my ‘trace drawings’ and how they might be exhibited. The nature of the … Continue reading

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Looking at A. Tapies in relation to planned charcoal paintings.

M. suggested taking another look at the work of Antonio Tapies in relation to my planned series of paintings. I was quite surprised to find that when I tapped, ‘A Tapies, Charcoal Paintings’ into google and pressed the images button, … Continue reading

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Looking at Andrea Zittel

M. suggested looking at the work of Andrea Zittel in relation to the notion of art meets life. The Tate article from her site suggests that ‘her art making activities embody and ultimately extend the well known philosophy of Robert … Continue reading

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Being in Madrid.

I have just spent 5 days in Madrid. It was the first time I have visited and was an opportunity to visit some of the big galleries and see some very famous works in the flesh. We visited the Museum … Continue reading

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Reflections on reflections on reflections.

Continuing to think about my work and re-writing my artist statement there are many things going around in my mind. So in some respects I want to unload them here. I have gone backwards and forwards through my log, re-reading … Continue reading

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Absence: Presence – thinking about my work.

  In reflecting on my last report I wrote these words- ‘ I have started to think about the growth cycle of the willow along a timeline and how it might fit with the notion of absence, and presence. In fact … Continue reading

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Workshop- Painting with Earth pigments.

Yesterday I went to a workshop run by artist, Pete Ward, in conjunction with the Soil-Culture Exhibition at Plymouth University Gallery. It was about painting with earth pigments. I was keen to get a greater insight on the processes involved … Continue reading

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Film –Le Quattro Volte.

This review from the old bfi site describes well the nature of this film- Le Quattro Volte. A musing on goats, charcoal and life. I wanted to log it here because of the wonderful scenes of traditional charcoal making- I … Continue reading

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Lost, destroyed, stolen, discarded, rejected, erased, ephemeral

As I have been thinking about the idea of impermanence, absence and loss for my critical review and my major project I came across the site for The Gallery of Lost Art, a project at the Tate Modern 2013. It … Continue reading

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Looking at artists who have considered absence/prescence.

Quote from MacDonald, Helen (2014). H is for Hawk- ‘There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will … Continue reading

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