As a part of my work is about fully expressing myself to an audience, however personal or intense, I am starting to expose the thoughts I have often that are obsessive or over emotional. I tend to think constantly and more intensely than what would be considered ‘normal’ and writing it down can be a good way to calm this down. As this is a big part of my identity and personality it is important to involve this in my work – as the focus of my current work is my self.
It’s very difficult and scary to share the personal thoughts that go on in my mind but I think that it creates a more accurate overall representation of me.
Ideas from Cy Twombly has led me to want to record surroundings in small sketches and documentations with notes to fully represent the things I encounter.
These are quick studies from the beach featuring my family, mussels growing on the rocks and the shapes and cavities of rocks:
Drawings from the house of subjects around me, as well as objects and intriguing forms made into a collage.
Composition of two contrasting pages in my sketchbook:
After leaving university to live at my family home for the summer I wanted to keep up with documenting my experiences whilst I research artists and find some new ideas for the following months. These sketches focus on my family members, snippets of conversation and blind drawings. I’ve noticed that I have had little inspiration in my surroundings whilst here so I would like to generate some new ideas whilst in Cornwall on holiday and on my art trip to Madrid.