So, first Monday back felt odd to say the least. Lots of changes in the studio. Two folk moved out to pastures new. Two folk have gone overseas on exchanges. Three new folk are arriving and a couple of stayers are moving around in the studio itself. 'Empire building' as the jolly technician Alan Jardine would say.
Good to catch up with other students and also in a strange way comforting to know that I was not the only one to succumb to illness over the holidays. I had a good meeting with Joan Smith my tutor to sort out priorities for the weeks ahead. Also saw Max about wood and also Brian about printmaking. So all I have to do now is get on with things which are:
1. Continue photic printing.
2. Photograph and publish images of beach findings.
3. Continue the painting of the upturned boat.
4. Find assorted wood blocks to do more textured 'poetic paintings' using the objects as inspiration.
5. Continue with the Peploe project.
6. Creat morphic pieces using the objects and clay in order to form sculptures which can be photograhed/painted and used in the cabinets of curiosity whenever I get round to that.
Seems like I am up and running again. Thanks to Seamus and his leavings I have wood to tide me over. Having spoken to Brian, I know to avoid Mondays down in printmaking. I have an appointment with Jane Hyslop re the Peploe project on Wednesday. Going to make up a timetable to work by so I can prioritise and keep an eye on deadlines. So far no sign of the visual culture feedback.Just got to get cranked up.
Today I stayed home in order to photograph the objects. Why, oh why is it practically impossible to take shots of small objects in focus! Took me all day and I still am not sure if the images are good enough. Thankfully I am producing a small book so the integrity is sound on a small scale. But really.... and now the light is going. More to follow.
Carol E Duff