Saturday 24th December 2016

Initial Reflection on Influences

What Influences me in general

Its all about me – the song and relevance

  • How I see the world
    • Architecture
    • Solid Lines and Shapes
    • Not shading
    • Colour
    • Black and White
    • Contrast
  • Overwhelmed by Vastness, Large Groups, Busy Places
  • Interested in the small things that go unnoticed
  • Most at Peace in Countryside by the river or trees
  • Inability to retain information
  • Rose Tinted Glasses
  • Openness, Too Trusting
  • Nativity
  • Non-confrontational, Strong Opinions
  • Wont force opinion onto anyone
  • Empathy in General
  • Empathy for those experiencing difficulty
  • Overwhelmed by the world – Harshness
  • Strongly affected by the news
  • Like to use questioning to raise awareness through artwork
  • According to Human Design an Unwitting Provocateur


  • Ai Wei Wei
  • Mark Wallinger
  • Marcus Coates

Early Artists Influenced

  • Cubism
  • Picasso
  • Edvard Munch
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Georges Braques


  • Difficulty retaining information
  • Find films instantly forgettable, never remember character names


  • Loss of reading skill through depression


  • Les Miserables


  • Eclectic Taste in Music
  • 80’s
  • Bowie
  • Queen
  • Rolling Stones
  • Reggae, Ska
  • Good Tunes, Great Lyrics
  • Classical
  • Affected deeply by music and lyrics and have to be AWARE of the effects certain tracks have on me.


  • Scotland


  • Fire Walking
  • Sweat Lodges
  • Healing Journey


  • Breaking my Leg
  • Depression resulting in loss of reading ability
  • Heart Issues
  • Fibro


  • Relationship with Mum- lessons
    • Strict upbringing
    • Control
    • Under the Thumb
  • Relationships in general
    • Control
    • Violence
    • Withdraw from the world
  • Non confrontational
  • Opinionated
  • Sarcastic

My own Artwork

  • Principles and Processes
  • Extended Practice
  • Specialist Study
  • Starting to define my “style”
  • Art gives me a way of expressing my opinion without attracting confrontation

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