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Joya Arte and Ecología Art Residency: Where to Start

How I Avoided the Dreaded Artist’s Block: After finishing my degree and showing the final outcome of a huge body of work, I have been finding it incredibly difficult to then pick up and continue developing my art practice. Therefore, in an attempt to avoid the black-hole sensation of an artist’s block, I am at Joya… Continue reading Joya Arte and Ecología Art Residency: Where to Start

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Creative Workshop at Stepping Stones (Part of the YMCA)

On 10th May 2017, I went to a residential home which temporarily houses people recently discharged from psychiatric hospitals, much like a halfway house before giving the residents support to find their own place to live after 6 months. I organised a workshop during Mental Health Awareness Week, where I did worked with people living… Continue reading Creative Workshop at Stepping Stones (Part of the YMCA)

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‘It Wasn’t Meant to be Like This (It Was Meant to be Like This)’

Still-shot from my degree show film 'It Wasn't Meant to be Like This (It Was Meant to be Like This)' ​I changed elements of the piece slightly to improve its aesthetic. Although I was going to use a white background, I realised that the black background would actually suit it better as I begin to… Continue reading ‘It Wasn’t Meant to be Like This (It Was Meant to be Like This)’

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Reflections from my Group Critique on 30th March 2017

As we have already organised and curated a show as a group, our University tutor said that our crit should be an opportunity to experiment with work that is either unfinished, or finished work that we don’t really understand. Therefore, a few days before, I decided that I was going to show the version of… Continue reading Reflections from my Group Critique on 30th March 2017

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The ‘Specific Points of Interest’ Series

On 16th March 2017, I exhibited the 'Specific Points of Interest' Series as part of the group show 'If the Show Fits', at Surtsey Projects Gallery in Liverpool. Following on from my lard sculpture work and my recent film piece 'The Artist: Altered', I decided to push those ideas forward, by highlighting the process of… Continue reading The ‘Specific Points of Interest’ Series

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‘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)

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‘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

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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

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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