Saturday, 10 May 2014

Resident Artist at Proteus Creation Space.

For some months now, I have been a resident artist at the Proteus Creation Space Studio. In this time my work has become increasingly focused on the 10 months I spent travelling around Oceania and Asia. My work has developed from reproducing images similar to the sights I saw into really exploring the ideas behind our conceptions of travelling and land borders.

I was recently given the opportunity of a resident artists show with three fellow artists. The works on display at this show were all heavily based on travel. I exhibited 10 pieces, some of which were part of the series displayed above.

I have a strong interest in both Map Art and Land Art, and my work is expresses through drawing, painting, sculpture and installation.
This has been the first time I have ever made work that feels so personal. The works have words which although may seem random, they bring back a visual memory of the country I lived in for sometimes nearly 2 months at a time.
Hearing people read out loud the words in the work, I feel vulnerable, like they are reading my diary. I'm sure to them it has completely different meaning, and I want that be the case, I don't want to force my emotions on people but instead draw out their own memories.