is my space in the Fine Art studio. As you can see, it requires a new
word to be created, to describe the next stage up from 'unworkable
mess'. Unfortunately I only have photographs of a select number of
works, and at that, only recent ones. Please remember that most of
these are work in progress.
Pre-determination clothes, wool, timber, ink
installation is an exploration of determinism, the philisophical
concept that we have no free will- our brain looks at a range of
options, and picks the one that will best suit our needs. Our actions
are just a result of past actions and events in our lives. Determinism
is very similiar to the Buddhist idea of 'dependence of origin', one of
the truths that Buddha learnt of in his enlightment. This states that
there is a huge web of actions that extends across the world and back
into the past, and any bad movement we make will be part of the web,
and will cause another bad movement in the future. This piece is a
practice for a larger installation that I will be creating for my
foundation final show- a much more complex, expansive and better
researched sculpture that I am planning to name Pratītyasamutpāda (Sanskrit for 'dependent origination').
Paths Cross wool, timber, ink
piece also deals with dependent origination. It symbolises a persons
timeline, with outside influences bending and twisting its direction.
Imprint clothes, resin, ink, lighting
piece explores our connection with possessions, and how being in close
contact with something can leave part of us in it, and it in us. I
don't really believe in the spiritual side of this, more the
psychological, where prized possessions can become an extension of
someone's personality. However, I thought it would be an interesting
concept to illustrate.
Kolkata wool, timber
installation is part of my reaction to the culture-shock of visiting
India. A large amount of the visual inspiration I got there was from
the telephone wires on the streets. I don't know why, it was probably
one of the colder and scarier aspects of the city, but it's still fresh
in my mind. I have a huge amount of work inspired by Kolkata, I don't
even know what to do with it all. Anyone want some?
Dance metal wire, timber
apologies for the terrible photograph of this, I don't have much light
in my workspace. This is my final piece for the Life Drawing NCFE
qualification. I was really inspired by a drawing exercise we did where
the model walked around the room while we drew her- no time to measure,
no time to analyse, just time to express. This is what I think of as a
3D drawing, where I have bent lots of metal wires to follow the
contours of my sketched lines. They all hang in a big tangle from a
frame I built on the ceiling.
Purge ink, acrylic, rice, canvas
pieces were more of an experiment than anything. They're shocking,
they're crude, but they're also very personal and very cathartic. Too
personal really for me to explain to anyone who can't work it out
Anxiety chalk, charcoal, fabriano
piece for an exercise we are doing where we have to draw emotions. This
is a pretty big drawing, I'm not too happy with it, but other people
seem to be. Quite a reflection on the name, really. Hur hur hur.
all I have on photograph, I hope this was enlightening. I think India
has sunk in enough for me to write a blog with photographs and stories
from the trip, give me a couple of days to come up with that.
I was planning on applying to one particular school, to take Art & Music, but when I checked the entry requirements, it said I would need grade 8 in my first instrument, grade 5 in my second, and grade 8 theory. I have the first two, but the third- no chance.
Anyway, on the ucas forums, some stupid ho contacts me because we're both applying for music courses. Turns out she has a fucking place there, with just grade 5 on first and second. No theory, no practical musicianship, just two intermediate instrumental grades. All she needs to get in now is 200 ucas points.
What the fuck?
So yeah, to people who are applying next year- ring up the universities and don't look at what is says in the entry requirements, because someone might just take the place you could have had, and waste it on being shit.
1. Get re-signed. Two companies are interested- one major label, one Indie. I'll go with the Indie label if possible- less pressure. 2. Release the album 'Change'. This one is going out through itunes and will require an initial investment, which I am very happy to go through with. This will happen simultaneously with: 3. Series of gigs to promote 'Change', which will result in: 4. Global spiritual and political revolution. 5. Buy milk.