it's not that i don't want to take them up on site specific installations, charity sculpture challenges, etc etc it's just there isn't room in my head to form up what I am supposed to be doing. I guess it is like schoolkids doing GCSE continuous assessment, you never know when you are finished. Give me a 3 hour exam any day. No i don't mean that, never again, i laid down my last exam paper some years back and swore I would never do that again.Exploring the concept of the older woman....................in paint and clay. This isn't a self portrait, tho in some ways it could be as I do find this whole studying thing very tiring, and feel over whelmed, no way I could do full time, too old. I should learn to Salute the Sun each morning instead of turning 6 Music up very loud and banging my fist. I think quite a lot of the students feel the pressure, which is not what one expects really, especially on a Fine Arts course. Should be a doddle, but somehow the tutors just laconically throw out endless ideas and projects and look surprised when we blanch,.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Sadly i will end up with a load of boards to add to the pile of textile pieces that have not been sold yet.
Monday afternoon was a hoot. We piled into the sculpture room and were provided with the structure on which to build a clay portrait of each other. Much giggling and high spirits at our end of the table. Mine was tasteful rather than exciting. R's one of me was libellous but much more fun. Next week we hope to learn to make moulds.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
We went on a "school trip" to see the Paulozzi and Henderson prints at First Site the newish gallery in Colchester. The boys got together in Essex in the 50s and produced designs for screen prints and collages etc. to be used as wallpaper, crockery etc. I think we had some black and white dinner plates when I was a child with similar designs. The Gallery tried to make use of it's impressive [but useless for hanging work] sloping walls by sticking big sea black and white cut out fossil designs on them.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
This is my Reduction print, [photo is a bit wonky] 1st I printed the uncut board [rollered ink on it and put in enormous press] then 2nd I cut the background out and rollered and printed what was leftThen I left it in the drying rack for days, as usual I had used much too much ink. Wrenching my brain i managed to work out what to take out, and what to leave for the 3rd print. Like steering a narrow boat everything is in reverse and the consequences of getting it wrong are dire.
I got 1- as my overall tutor assessment for the term, which was encouraging and scary at the same time.