Tag Archives: aesthetic

Symposium 1: term 6

So yesterday the final term was signalled by it’s first symposium. I didn’t get to participate in the Jake Biernat talk last Tuesday, but managed to catch up with the video of it, prior to today’s presentation by Chris Wainwright. … Continue reading

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Tutorial

Yesterday’s tutorial was good. Jonathan asked a couple of questions that made me reflect on both the motivation for, and after effects of, my work on me, and that made me reflect about that, rather than the work. We also … Continue reading

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Blogging and dad

This post was going to be about blogging but events turned it into something else. I wanted to spend some time thinking about my blog and blogging as it is currently the main way I engage with the external world … Continue reading

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MA Interim Show

My prints arrived and I am pleased with them. The photo shows them in their wrapping but they are mat and that works well. Once I checked them over I then labelled them with my details and repackaged them. There … Continue reading

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MA Interim show

As I have been working on all the aspects of the MA Interim (ie first year) show a nagging little thought has been popping up. Is it fair for a 57 year old retiree to take space from younger people … Continue reading

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This image caught my eye

This photo caught my eye.  It was published in the A-N website promoting INSIGHTS: An Exhibition of Photographs by Carers in Hertfordshire Camera Club. What was it that resonated? Well the aesthetic approach firstly. Big dominant shapes filling the frame … 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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Why make art?

I had a tough day yesterday. Things got on top of me and it took a post from Tanya here to refocus me. Its at times like this when art – looking at and interpreting or making it – becomes … Continue reading

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Project 7: Further experimentation and resolution

Yesterday’s work really helped me push along my work on this project and I can see that while both renderings of the last image – see here – offer view of blood they are both too transformative on their own. … Continue reading

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Project 7: Pausing, reflecting and concluding

Last Friday’s little exercise on scale and the weekend have given me space to reflect and so I decided to look at the images so far created around the subject of blood, remind myself of my aims and decide where … Continue reading

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