Its that time of the year when Lincoln postgraduates students have the chance to exhibit their MA work,
so today I have been designing some new business cards to be on mine stand for people to take away with them.
The exhibition will be in the new art building in Lincoln on Friday 13th September, not long to go now- getting excited!! If you find yourself in Lincoln then drop by and let me and the group know what you think of it, we'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.
More updates to follow.
For now here is a little sneak peek of what I will be showing:
Yesterday I spend the day at the YSP admiring the fantastic sculptures and the beautiful grounds within it; full of nature and wildlife. I find the YSP should a calm and peaceful place, great for me to gather my thoughts and feel inspired. Here are a few snaps from the day, now to get these pictures back to the studio and get cracking with some of my work whoop!!!
The wheat field made such a lovely sound when the wind blow on the walk up to the Longside Gallery.
I stumbled across a quote which I mind interesting as it relates to my current practice and research:
'When we speak of Nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of Nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a though, because we too are linked to the entire universe'. Henri Matisse.
I thought I’d share some photos I took today while on a leisurely
stroll near where I live, these images will act as a starting point for me to
construct an image.
Thanks for looking, fingers crossed for more of this lovely
An artist that I find interesting is Yinka Shonibare, looking at his work has been inspiring for me to engage with in regards to my own practice and research. Here is a piece of his work, which is currently hung at the YSP with his collection called 'Climate Shit Drawings'
So the Summer is well and truly here and I have been making the most of all the warm weather we've been having by walking in different parts of Yorkshire and using what I see and observe on my travels in my illustration work.
I am inspired by the theory of psychogeography, which was first developed by the Parisian radical group the ‘Situationist
Inernational’ in the 1950’s. The key figure of the movement was
Guy Debord who defined psychogeography in 1958 as, ‘The study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical
environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behaviour of
individuals’ (Debord 1981, p.5). The Situationist’s developed the notion of the derive, which is known as the movement through the streets of the
city in a manner that offered the opportunities of random direction, while also
having enough sense of purpose to avoid the automatism of pure chance.
With this new interest in mind, I have a few sketches and drawings to share, while I continually collect research, material and data for my next pieces of work.
These drawings were taken while on my journeys and might be used in a map format, the different drawings where taken from:
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
By considering the journey itself, I have the opportunity
to develop my illustrations through observing the environment, giving me the
opportunity to explore tourist locations and illustrate, informative, quirky
and personal map for commercial publications. There are also additional
opportunities to experiment with installation work for exhibitions, to develop
story books, post cards, large painting and prints and so on. Next I will revisit some of the locations I have been too, which then makes connections to space and place, as well as time.
I will also be walking around places of nostalgia to me and see how I respond to these different places.
Debord, G. (1981) Introduction
to a Critique of Urban Geography, in Ken Knabb (ed.), Situationist
International Anthology, Berkeley: Bureau of Public Secrets, pp. 5-80.