Instantly the viewer can connect with the image in front of it, knowing that isn’t a healthy situation, critical theory gives the work more context.
I don’t want to make this body of work too much about me and my feelings but more about how Nature can be used in this research field. My experience in this area and how I coped is the starting point but I don’t want it to be an autobiographical story about me just the starting point.
I’m still working through what the project is about as there are many different area to this. I need to think it threw more and consider what I want it to be about.
A last-minute thought, I have always had an interest in the seasons and what they bring, changes. I found by looking at my images and reflecting upon them, I noticed they have a strong autumn connection to them. Documenting how I view the seasons from the different areas that I travel too. Doing different activities and visiting different destinations during those seasons.
The webinar with Gary and fellow peers was very interesting and brought up many questions, ideas and confusion. So whilst peeling some apple for apple puree for my boss i thought about my image and what they portray. It got onto thinking about how one singular image can say one thing but would it speak of another story if part of a bigger collection? Would where its viewed make a contribution to the overall viewing experience and how does the medium its printed onto have an effect?
The images are multi layered like me, i’m not just one story or image but made up of many stories, layers, moments. When thinking about my work and the project, i keep moving forward to the end project and how to display it. This is something which i’ve been working on since my last degree. In my BA degree i made a patchwork quilted wall hanging using images that i printed onto fabric. The images were abstract in style, but told the story of water participation from the top of mountains in Snowdonia Wales to the beaches in Cornwall and water sources in between. It had mixed reviews.
As a textile artist and craft maker I love the process of working with my hands, a physical connection. I was a chef in my previous career, again a physical connection to the food produce being created. So i feel that the end project will be something to do in this area. So that’s something else for me to explore. I suppose i need to flip forward to this part of the journey every now and again to help me construct the work that will come before it. Sometimes when i get all confuse i need to bullet point my thoughts.
the benefits of being connected to nature
research in this area
Patchwork is another area where there are layers. Layers of fabric and construction.
So this could be my journey of when i visit places for my pleasure and enjoyment, the health benefits i receive from connecting to nature in my free time when not working or studying. Subject matter nature, landscapes and wildlife , made up of single and multi imaged, using film and digital processes, then constructed into a patchwork/textile item.
Here’s a few more image i’ve been working on.