Artist Blogs

The Happenings

After becoming so interested in the process of making art rather than the final piece, and then becoming increasingly interested in performance as an art form, I stumbled across ‘The Happenings’. I cannot believe I had not come across this before, as it seems so perfect and apt to the work I am doing now.… Continue reading The Happenings

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Gallery/Exhibition Blogs

Cactus Gallery Opening: Stephen Forge: Downwards

When I arrived at the Cactus Gallery opening night, I had no idea what to expect, but it certainly was not what I was faced with when I entered the space. The space itself, a white-walled 'L' shape, had in it only one piece of work, a rather brave move for a first show in… Continue reading Cactus Gallery Opening: Stephen Forge: Downwards

Practice Progression

‘The Artist: Altered’ (2017)

For the film I made called The Artist: Altered, I juxtaposed the internal material of the lard once more, with the physical aesthetic of my own body. The material refers to my internal state which can overwhelm and occupy the mind and body. This is a film of me squashing one of my lard sculptures.… Continue reading ‘The Artist: Altered’ (2017)

Practice Progression

‘Self Portrait on a Tuesday’ 2017

As I made this sculpture using my body mapping method, I view this as a portrait of myself in that present moment, hence the title 'Self Portrait on Tuesday'. If I were to make the sculpture again, it would be totally different, despite it again being a portrait of myself. The sculpture shows my internal… Continue reading ‘Self Portrait on a Tuesday’ 2017

Gallery/Exhibition Blogs

Pippa Eason and Ellie Hoskins: ‘Still Scrolling’ at The Trophy Room Gallery.

Really glad I got the chance to see Pippa's work in an exhibition. Although I feel that the space was a little too small to really appreciate some of Pippa's work, it was interesting to see her work juxtaposed with Ellie Hoskin's work. The two artist's work came together well yet the difference between the two… Continue reading Pippa Eason and Ellie Hoskins: ‘Still Scrolling’ at The Trophy Room Gallery.

Practice Progression

Aesthetically Pleasing Lard

For this piece, I simply experimented more with the size and colour of the sculptures. By also spending more time on each sculpture, I had a stronger connection with the material and the manipulation of it. However, I realised after I had made the piece, that it actually looked very aesthetically pleasing, and upon the… Continue reading Aesthetically Pleasing Lard

Artist Blogs

Researching for Inspiration: Pippa Eason and William Cobbing

Although I found the sculptures I have done interesting, I’m not really sure of where to go from here. I also feel that the colour element of my work (although justified), doesn’t quite fit with what I am doing. The colour doesn’t have enough relevance or meaning at the moment. Therefore, I have decided to… Continue reading Researching for Inspiration: Pippa Eason and William Cobbing

Practice Progression

Sculpting with Lard

Since my tutorial with the artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, I have been wanting to revisit my experimentations making lard sculptures and push them further. It wasn't really appropriate at the time to colour the lard, as I wanted my work to be purely from the internal. I now want to experiment with embracing the aesthetic aspect… Continue reading Sculpting with Lard

Practice Progression

Material Experimentation

Although using lard has helped develop my practice and been a material which has been ideal for making my feelings a visual entity, I wanted to experiment with other materials to try and find a material which would partner better with my Body Mapping. Due to the process of Body Mapping being very hands on,… Continue reading Material Experimentation