Summary of practice
My current practice is based on reality and perception. The unknown, humanity and existence are also of great relevance; the indefinites of reality. I’ve always found interest in the unusual in general. Surrealism experiments with reality and I really enjoy the odd dreamlike quality often found in forms of expression hitting upon alternative or imaginary aspects. My work particularly this final term has approached the idea of creating an object anew, working with natural objects, like trees. Combining the man made and the natural also approached issues surrounding human cultivation, use of natural resources, environmental problems. But my concept is more specific towards the surreal, mythical and escapism, this dynamic between myth and reality I find greatly compelling.
Style of practice
As an artist my ‘style’ has remained much the same throughout my entire life. I have always homed in on small details and intricacy. I think working in terms of surrealism I can heighten the skewing of perception and combining this with extremely detailed visuals creates powerful pieces with great aesthetic s qualities.
Formulating project proposal and statements
Formulating proposals and statements has been a lot easier in the final 10 weeks of my practice. As I really started to bulk up my practice at this stage onwards, building sculptures and physically making spark great enthusiasm especially centring upon concepts of great interest to me. Once I starting working with reality and myth it seemed obvious that I should’ve concentrated my practice on this from the start the start of the year. Concept and work need to communicate but also animate the practitioner!
Project and research
Research is an important area of practices. Work is always strengthened and developed through research. Reading about myth and reality, the compelling gap in understanding of the brain and cognition, the suppressed and the unasked questions; the anxiety of the unknown can drive a person, humanity thrives to understand everything. All for the possession of power, knowledge Is power, understanding and intelligent, respected qualities; is god is the only genuine all-knowing? Faith; is belief view primitive in the age of science? Is having faith a weakness, a way to escape the concept of death being the end, or is to have faith the greatest feat in trust and the bravest acceptance.
When things crop up that I find relevance or interest in, I broaden my understanding of it and build links and connection, often all my research, theories artists etc relate and are linked to another. Having a great interest in the topic of my practice is beneficial for the work being produced, but also for the individual in learning about yourself and expressing your individuality.