Practice Progression

Re-evaluating my Art Practice: Food

After reflecting on the huge body of work I made during my degree, I soon realised that often I used food as a material in my work. Whether this be bell peppers, mince meat, or lard (amongst other items), food is a material I have used for nostalgic purposes to convey a multitude of concepts.… Continue reading Re-evaluating my Art Practice: Food

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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)

Artist Talks

Caroline Achaintre

Achaintre started her talk by talking about her drawing as the thing that informs her other work. She then started to make her drawing into rugs. Achaintre then had many questions about showing the work such as: is the work a rug or is it an image? She did find it interesting as a piece… Continue reading Caroline Achaintre

Gallery/Exhibition Blogs

The First Exhibition I Organised: ‘If the Shoe Fits’ at Surtsey Projects, Liverpool.

The first show I organised was on 17th March, and I curated it and featured my work in it with nine other third year students. We exhibited the work it the Surtsey Projects Gallery in Liverpool and then deinstalled the show the next day. The show worked really well as an exhibition and the public… Continue reading The First Exhibition I Organised: ‘If the Shoe Fits’ at Surtsey Projects, Liverpool.

Practice Progression

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