17/10/2011

Beach play

I’ve been absent from my blog for quite sometime and I feel glad to be back. I’ve been suffering from a lack of confidence in my work – not sure what direction I’m taking and it’s worrying me because this is the final year of my degree course – it’s been going on for so long – 6 years to be exact – it is now strange to think of it ending – but maybe this is the beginning also!

I am disillusioned with contemporary conceptual art –I am confused to say the least – not motivated in the slightest and need to get back on track.

It doesn’t help that I am working with the British Art Show as an invigilator and guide –even though it is hugely enjoyable talking to a mixture of  irrate, confused, and interested  visitors about the work in the exhibition – it seems  rather an over exposure to the contemporary art scene! So I’m now thinking why bother? Isn’t there enough stuff that people don’t understand in the world? But that’s not right because I do want to finish my degree. Most of all I want to make work that is honest in my final year! Work that the audience understands without a couple of pages of background information.

I had a tutorial last week and showed my tutor some of the photographs I took during the summer, of the ‘found sculptures’ – he suggested that maybe I could make some interventions myself with found objects

so today I went to play on the beach……… shed, beach 038

I found a washed up orange and some lovely pieces of driftwood and thought of Gabriel Orozco

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It certainly blew the cobwebs away and washed away the blues - I then went on a long coastal walk along the Rame Peninsula, one of my favorite spots – it’s done me a world of good!

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4 comments:

lynne h said...

rosie, i just want to tell you that i LOVE your art. it's *unique*. period. so keep doing it. (not to sound bossy or anything ; ) xoxo

Jeane said...

finding the way always seems difficult, but remember your voice in the world is important! that's what our work is about - our visual language xo

A rambling rose said...

Hi Lynne - you don't sound bossy at all - thank you so much and I LOVE your work too!!
Hi Jeane - thank you for reminding me about my voice in the world - I am whispering quietly and it feels so good

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Stunning post, Rosie! I love it! ♥