totes been neglecting this blog recently, well i have been throwing random bits of artwork on it lately but i haven’t given it my full undivided, loving attention.
sorry tumblr Mimroseart blog.
right so updates..
i finish 2nd year in 3 days.
AGHHHHHHHH I DONT WANT TO BE A 3rd YEAR.
i have a busy summer planned..
i am spending a month in Malawi with Tearfund. BOOM.
then helping run URC junior church camp, then going on holiday with the fam then going to momentum then going to cornwall.
then sleeping for a week to recover and returning to uni.
- So life has been pretty good, the art is going really well, biggest assessment is DONE and I am preparing to spend a month in Malawi in July (YAY)
- Will upload some of my recents arts soon! Starting new project now ;)
- Well it officially started today buuuut my friends ended up crashing at mine last night..
- we got NO sleep,
- totally pissed off the neighbours laughing too loud,
- went out for breakfast at 1 pm..
- ..and I have been playing with a new photo app on my iPad all evening.
- But TOMORROW... That's when the magic will start to
- Watch his space!
Really want to eat my own weight in chocolate right now. But all i have is rice crispies so that will have to do.
Might take a while…
Artist Statement take 3..
I make art that documents my experience of the space around me. I am interested in deconstructing elements of my surroundings and then using the fragments to create a new space. I work with moments of my life that I photograph spontaneously and am currently working with images of my mosquito net that were taken during the summer.
Process is important to me; I would describe my process as mixed media. Although my starting point is usually a photograph I will play with collage, layering, digital manipulation and drawing to explore the potential in an image. I have dissected, inspected and questioned my mosquito net; breaking it down into fragments, rearranging the pieces and intensifying or reducing the compositions where it feels appropriate. These formal operations provide a means by which the image can be remade. I bring forms out of their original context so they may be appreciated objectively - challenging your perception of the source material. It is a process of metamorphosis, what I hope to be left with is a work that may not resemble its origins in aesthetics but that which can communicate how a place felt.
The photographs have gone through a journey of experimentation and recreation that stopped when they reached a new coherent whole. To me these new images are landscapes; from fragments of our reality comes a place that although holds pieces of what we know and can touch, cannot be stepped in to. There is an element of the sublime and loss of gravity where all other rules we are bound by here are abandoned.
“Almost everything we construct and put together: houses, rooms, closets, tables, chairs, beds, books; in principle they’re all right-angled boxes. They really are dreadfully boring and annoying, those walls of our rooms, always with the same old angles of 90 degrees! But it isn’t our fault, we must, like it or not, obey gravity, our tyrant.” – Escher
!! I AM GOING TO MALAWI IN JULY !!
With Tearfund to do art workshops with the kids in scripture union summer camps WOOHOO.