Today I heard myself telling someone that I had not made my own work for 10 years, only moments later I wanted to shout ‘THIS SIMPLY ISNT TRUE!’ because it isn’t! I have MADE lots of my own work over the past ten years BUT I have not exhibited it – and therein lies the… Continue reading The Art of Vulnerability
“That was a very clever and bold move you made there” “What was?” “Leaving the cannon of working class writers and academics out of your bibliography…” “Leaving the what?” My examiners looked at me in disbelief, and then they look at each other with wide eyes and then curiously back to me again “You mean… Continue reading Reading Alan Bennett – a fellow sensitive observer of the human condition
In 2008 I finished my fine art degree. That year I cast 6 female bodies – one of which was my own. “Hold your body in the way you feel the best and the way you feel the worst” – the two sides of the body cast on separate occasions and then a new body… Continue reading Body casting blasts from the past…
Autoethnography – research through the self. Visual Autoethnography – Art based research through the lens of the self. For any of you who don’t know – my personal practice is an exploration of my human condition – always has been – but in 2010 when doing my masters I discovered the correct term for what… Continue reading How I became an artistic auto ethnographer
My sanctuary will become your sanctuary 🙂
Semi colons, situations and surviving Samsara When I was 18 years old I was suffering from a rather horrible bout of situational depression – although I didn’t actually realise it at the time (because I didn’t actually know what ‘depression’ was or how it was caused or even why) so I hardly talked to anyone… Continue reading Semi colons, situations and surviving Samsara
Mahadevas, Kali’s, Taras and true inner peace! If you’ve known me for a while – or perhaps even if you haven’t – you may have noticed that my thoughts, beliefs, ideas – about spirituality/ the human condition/ education / art / whatever else I’m interested in tend to be rather fluid… As in – Once… Continue reading Mahadevas, Kali’s, Taras and true inner peace!