I’ve been away for a wee while, and I’m sorry for that. I wasn’t too well around Christmas and it has knocked me somewhat to the extent that I nearly didnt get to Barcelona and had to take medical letters etc through the airport, so it was a tad more stressful than a holiday needs to be.
I was away with a friend and the plan was to see the works of Gaudi (as I’ve always been interested in his works from as far back as sixth form in school)
of course, no trip of mine is complete without Greg my travelling teddy, seen here in his scrubs and holding a little xray film. He was a present from a friend while I was studying Radiography and despite going to see if there was an artist suit available in my local build a bear he has stayed firmly in his scrubs.
while there I decided it couldnt all be about Gaudi and so I visisted the Picasso Museum (free entry for students with a student card!) and also one for Dali and Joan Miro.
I will post the pictures slowly but surely as I think some of this work really has to be shared and seen, it was awe inspiring.
The other day while working with inks on paper, just creating experimental splashes and the likes, the cats decided to help and so became stamps of sorts.
Here is Ben modelling his impression of Picasso.
So as a poor student I am of course helpful for all help I can get and my pets were certainly helpful and I think paw prints will be used again. Also I have discovered a washing line is a very good way of drying my work if I don’t mind it running a bit.
Annie Vought is a artist who does concrete and abstract paper art.
I like the idea of floating words out of context. i have noticed a theme appearing in my research in that I like works that can be out of context, not necessarily abstract but different. While I appreciate the art of artists like Monet and Picasso, I do find myself drawn to more contemporary art.
there is something incredible about how she turns the blood vessels into an art piece. the variation of colours and the representation of such vital components of the human body carefully crafted individually. We focus as a society a lot on outer beauty and yet inner beauty is so important and how we feel. Confidence will shine through and it shows. I would like to use this as a stepping stone into delving into research for my theme next year. I like the idea of inner beauty, but not only how people feel and this reflecting on themselves but also the beauty of people’s internal workings.