Monday, 28 April 2008

Changing for someone else?

- drawing entered into Newton open drawing comp

Sent off stuff for Re:worked exhibition, Newton open drawing and NOISE festival. Going to send stuff for a text festival, EaST International and Magpie.

There's always a thing when you try and adapt and contort your practice to conform into an exhibition or competition. How far are you changing it away from where you want to go, or is it just progression into a new area that can challenge you into new areas and bring about new work that would never have come about otherwise.

Quite intreseted in doing some text work, my work is a lot about information and over-information and the destruction of information into something simpler and minimal. Its funny how psycological and the organisation of your conscious and unconscious comes out in your art and sometimes you only recognise this months or even years after you've finished the work.

Paper Block, Drawings and Archive 

Recently finished a new sculpture titled 'paper block'-- a block made out of crushed paper. I like the deconstructing materials to reconstruct them into something new. Using my old dissertation notes and articles was a freeing process and one of letting go of my education and hope for the future. Getting rid of or transforming negative over-information & conotations into the simple positivity of a block was liberating.

New map drawings of the sea coloured in around Skye, A circle of black land in between the roads and red land in between roads where it was forest and black land in between roads leaving a forest green area blank and a sea edge.

Also trying to deal with my archive of photos and work, not sure how best to collate it all, wether to use a photo album, sketchbook, website, digital program?? Remember reading about Louise Bourgeois having a full time archive assistant, thats a lot of work after 80 odd years of making.