Friday, 23 January 2015

Threshold III

These are photos of Threshold from a few years ago (it's been lurking for a good while). I did lots of drawings of doorways and rubbings of gates but I always wanted to get past the representational and symbolic constraints, purify it somehow. 

I came back to it by photographing signs on gates denoting thresholds and boundaries but this fuelled my frustration. It occurred to me that this precipice or sublime sense of threshold, being on the verge of an idea, is what I want to investigate but how? 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Threshold II

( Tentative research for my thresholds project). These stakes mean trouble. The shrinking of green space here in Totnes. Or the encroaching of developed land.  Either way we
won't roam free in this field for much 
longer. The dog doesn't understand such subtle signifiers of 'threshold'.  

Friday, 9 January 2015

New Year

I'm excited.  I have dropped a day from my job and so I am galvanised, determined and full of ideas.  I promised myself I would blog every Friday come rain or shine, artist block or blank or blues.  Now there is room to breath and create.

Some lines and more lines from a morning walk....

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One thing that I need to discuss - I started re-reading Steppenwolf over the holidays.  It's something I tried as a weird, depressed 17 year old and couldn't cope with it.   Apparently I still can't cope with it. The dark beginning coincided with my own grey, bleak reaction to life at the difficult time of Christmas (an annual affliction for me) so I sank deep down, horribly low.  I kept reading and I'm almost near the end, now completely enchanted and it's making me want to talk about it.  Has anyone experienced this bizarre and fascinating book? Is anyone nuts enough to have actually read it?!!!!

The Embodied Experience of Drawing 2018

A short glimpse into The Embodied Experience of Drawing  2018 Credit: Stuart Bewsey