Specialist Study

Monday 22nd May 2017 – Reflective Statement The focus of the Specialist Study module was an attempt to look at the refugee crisis through the eyes of those experiencing these circumstances first hand, the refugees themselves, their experience, their treatment, the barriers and the stereotyping that they face on a daily basis. A long held belief of the artist that humanity, dignity and respect are basic human rights that everyone deserves irrespective of his or her circumstances, the refugee crisis highlights to the artist the lack of humanity in our society today. Inspired by the increasing efforts of many artists to…

Practice in Context – Sculpture

Monday 22nd May 2017 – Reflection I feel that I have progressed immensely with the Sculpture Module this year. At first to be honest I wasn’t to happy to be creating work with no context but soon got into the playfulness of doing just for the sake of doing. I had quite a few fails along with successes and I think that I stretched each piece using either photography and digital manipulation or video. I also used skills gained in the Video module to create the video that is to accompany the sculpture exhibition. I really enjoyed making the coral sculptures and envisaged…

Practice in Context – Video

Monday 22nd May 2017 – Reflection During this second year of study my confidence with video has increased a lot and I have found that video has become an integral part of my artwork (in all areas). So far, I have uploaded 50 videos to my Vimeo Account, and this is only a small portion of the videos I have created. https://vimeo.com/user56180857 I have found that the work done this year has given me a solid foundation and some good ideas for moving forward into the 3rd Year. In theExtended Practice (ARF 503) and Specialist Study (ARF 505) modules in particular I have…

Practice in Context – Printmaking

Monday 22nd May 2017 – Final Reflection I think the experience I have gained in Printmaking during my second year at Coleg Menai has been invaluable and has helped me become more confident and assured as an artist. In my Specialist Study (ARF 505) module I used the prints that I created in this module as as part of a Projection Experimentation. Here are some of the results that I achieved. I really like the idea of using prints to further develop digital artwork involving video and projection and see this as a potential way forward. Wednesday 17th May 2017 – My…

Richard Long

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Richard Long. Richard Long also has an affinity with nature and his work, which is often a documentation of his walks in the landscape, is about his interaction with the environment. While some of Richard Long’s walks are recorded by a photograph others, such as In the Clouds 1991 are text based. These pieces are sparse in nature, with a handful of words chosen to describe the long walks the artist makes all over the world. http://www.tate.org.uk/artist-rooms/collection/themes/artist-rooms-theme-language My only knowledge of Richard…

Joseph Beuys

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Joseph Beuys and how he might influence my artwork. While Holzer is known for inserting her political statements into the public sphere, the German artist Joseph Beuys is lauded for his role using art for social transformation. Beuys positioned himself as artist, teacher and educator often articulating his thinking through extensive lectures, using blackboards to illustrate his ideas in works such as For the lecture: The social organism – a work of art, Bochum, 2nd March 1974 1974. Beuys own words were…

Text in Art

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the Contextual Studies 2 (ARF 501) Presentation I have spent some time thinking about Text in Art. The terms ‘visual language’ or ‘vocabulary’ are typically used to describe the distinct characteristics of an artisthttp://www.tate.org.uk/artist-rooms/collection/themes/artist-rooms-theme-language’s practice. This employment of words is apt within the context of modern and contemporary art, since the use of written or spoken word has been a significant feature of artists’ practices since the early twentieth century. The use of letters and words in artworks is traditionally associated with authorship – the artist’s signature or inscription, often towards bottom of a painting or…