Monthly Archives: April 2015

The final products

I received a photobook today from one of the Open College of the Arts colleagues. Keith is just completing his BA in photography and I’ve followed his blogs for a few years now because he works on areas, and in … Continue reading

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Yet another operation

Yesterday’s schedule:11:15 Leave home 12:00 Arrive at hospital12:15 Finally find an accessible parking space around the back12:30 Check inwait, wait, wait…2:30 get ushered into the day surgery suite, get changed and onto trolleywait, wait, wait…5:15 surgeon appears and addresses me … Continue reading

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Project 10: Symbols, as statements

I was going to move my work on symbolism into signs this week by placing symbols in context but I got side tracked by colour and shape again and wanted to generate a very pure simple statement about symbolism and … Continue reading

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Sunaura Taylor

I was looking at work of Sunaura Taylor (see here) today, especially her oil paintings. I think what I like about them is that they do not hide or emphasise aspects of the impairment rather they recognise the impairment in … Continue reading

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Project 10 Symbols, scale and context

I am just picking up from my last post where I decided to explore scale and symbolism but placing them in a context and this was my first attempt. At first glance this looks like a building wall with a … Continue reading

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Political aesthetics

I received my postal vote today. My eye was drawn to the Party motifs and I wondered who designed them, what values they think the symbols project and why. Art and politics – they just can’t be separated can they?

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Technology, diversification, production values and access

One of the emails I received today was from WordPress.com. I subscribe to their emails because I am not a greatly technically proficient.  I love technology and am interested all things computer and internet related but have only dabbled with … Continue reading

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Re-presentation, race and disability: How are Black disabled people represented in 19C popular art and photography?

The view that one cannot understand popular representations of black people without reference to slavery seems true for many western images of the period from the early 1800s to much of the 19th century document their plight. Here is an … Continue reading

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Solipsism

Question: Is my work thus far egoistic self-absorption or does it speak to others about an aspect of my experience in a legitimate way that engages interest and stimulates thought? I’ve been looking at all the self published photobooks on … Continue reading

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Project 10: Symbols, repetition, and tone and colour

So in this exercise I have taken the symbol and carried out a series of experiments using shapes overlaid on them. The idea is to just see at what point things transform into other things. Thoughts The monochrome images work … Continue reading

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