Just been listening to James Tully on Solar Radio interviewing Mark Roberts about his new album.....his music is influenced by his travels around the world the environment and the landscape, he also produces films (the trailer is his work a time laps of places he has visited over the years) his music reflects the elements so well; the album reflecting a journey taken........ do I reflect a journey taken in my work....do I want to reflect a journey....music is so important to me do I include it in my practice or is it a separate passion ????
William Morris known as 'Bill' best known for his glass blowing is extremely interesting and like nothing I have seen before. He is now resident in Hawaii having given up glass blowing and has turned more to working with the stone and wood of the island. He is connected to nature in a real physical sense living and interacting with the elements. He recognises the importance of understanding making and materiality; using the hands and 'simple' tools to produce objects and or equipment to sustain life. He talks about his respect for fishermen, who are unable to read or write, but who are highly skilled people in their profession. He enjoys the power of the elements and the sense of feeling 'small' when in the presence of the ocean!
I relate to this feeling of being small and how we are just a dot in the magnitude of the universe.
Visited the British Art Show 8 and these two works were my favourites! Jessica Warboys 'Sea Painting' was just great to see. The making of the work using the sea and its motion just really excites me; the elements being utilized and the work being made outside on the beach and at the east coast (Spurn Point) contribute to the instant vastness of this work...I would like to know what the pigments were she used!
Stuart Kippers work stripping down an old 1979 mini (which will be built back up with the help of ex workers from Longbridge Motors) was a really reminiscent piece of work. The frame of the mini took me back to owning my own mini the stories that subsequently came from owning one (everyone has a story to tell about mini ownership!!) There was a melancholy aspect also how it was to live through those times when Thatcher was priminister
Found Tinie Tempa's views interesting..........especially his take on the digital world and the culture of 'instant gratification' To grow up only knowing a society hooked to the internet using social media as a way of communicating is pretty scary. Visual images are powerful but portray a not so real narrative; a situation that the person in the image wants to tell about themselves. Physical one to one encounters realize true and honest communication.
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