Well that’s it, our first project, done and dusted, handed in, nothing more can be added, forced rest, woohoo!!
Working right up until the last seconds the project ‘Journey’ ended with Fridays 4pm deadline, if the deadline was today I would have no doubt still been adding to it, is art ever really finished?….thank god for deadlines I say.
I have produced several pieces which I will put up on here, there simply has been ‘no time’ to ‘blog it’ whilst ‘painting it’ but I will try and account for my missing months in the depths of my project ‘Journey’ whilst on ‘Reading Week’
It has been a roller coaster of research, recollections and reliving past events as I have tried to portray my life, my journey pictorially both literally and conceptually and hopefully giving you a slice of ‘Me’ and how my mind ticks. I cannot separate all of who I am from my work, just as I discovered when researching Performance Artist,- Marina Abramovic, whatever you label your work, ‘you’ are ‘in it’ because it came from you and I personally feel we tap into many different levels whilst submerged in our art, meaning, mentally, physically, emotionally(lots of that!) and Spiritually, I believe Art can take you to a higher state of ‘being’ just as music and other interests can, our brain waves change, it is science.
Many Artists have inspired me through my projects progression from Abramovic who was part of our project study list as was Richard Long and Grayson Perry and each has coloured me and my work but also Freiderich Hundertwasser, Vierra da Silva, Joe Tilson, Mark Dion, Jon Burgerman, Banksy and Basquiate and so many others, I love discovering new artists, I am a chameleon of colour and they all help keep my colours growing and my palette full as I strive to create my own style, it is emerging, my cherry picking helps my own area of interests awaken, so by the end of this 2 year course my brush strokes will be more definite in application perhaps but always ready for new direction.
I have tried to show some of where this journey has stretched my imagination too, just a tiny slice of all the places my mind has taken me, it would be quite impossible to portray all that I see.- I wish the lens of my eye had a click button that I could photo produce it, but for now all I can show you is the art I have produced after many hours of reflection, pacing, researching, backtracking, tangent chasing, new influences, ripping up, starting again and so much more in between that I wont mention in totality!
I got there, the title changed several times but during the process of this project, this journey,
My portrayal of my mind and its stretching to different states and levels-mixedmedia:acrylic,pastel,elastic,pins. 4ftx3ft
it seemed a perfectly natural progression to say ‘The Journey is Me’