Friday, March 27, 2009
Think its time to finish up for the morning!!!!!:)
But I didnt really like doing these that much so I stopped.
I didnt even notice immediately the obvious relation to the scribbles and "drawing in Space" idea! Oops!
So I see something emerging quite clearly here. I jump from idea to idea, not realising that theyre all the same idea. Somewhere deep down I keep directing myself towards the same stuff. Its obvious what concepts I want to work with and that suit me. The hard part is working with them.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Oh and check out this deadly watch....its the most accurate watch in the world, no matter your time zone!!!!!!!
I also tried to make a flip clock, something like a desk calendar! The idea was that youd have to change the time yourself by flipping over a page, so it was no good unless you actually knew what time it was already! Thereby commenting on the way we use time.
And heres an image of my performance..just me, some crayons, and 50metres of paper with all the time in the world!!
So, I did it and learned a lot but to be honest I dont think it really worked as a piece. It doesnt seem to have been saying anything really. Plus if one of the main ideas was that there was no right/wrong, good/bad way to scribble thats not the way I was thinking while doing it. I was totally aware of the audiences possible judgements and I adjusted the performance to be "better", completely defeating the point.
Anyway...i started working solely with scribbles after that.I scribbled, I got friends to scribble, strangers etc. Most people chose to draw or doodle rather than scribble, and some people wrote and used text. One of my favourites just said "ye suck I figure that what ye would want us to write?" I love it! It kinda says that when I have no rules I dont know what to do so Ill work with the fact that I have no rules but I wont be happy about it. Yet this person Chose to scribble!! strange! Maybe ill put up some of the pages someday! The pics that ARE here are of a project i did in our canteen! It speaks for itself...one big sheet, many crayons and lots of randomers!!!!
Its becoming fairly obvious as I write this that my "failed" projects of the past actually were going somewhere, I never really gave them the chance they deserve and now the themes are reappearing in my work. Its quite exciting actually 'cause to me that means Ive got a common thread, a SOLID starting point! Im not actaully moving haphazardly from one topic to the next! YAY! Im definitely going to think about revisiting this particular piece though because I think it had potential! Excited!
(If you dont see anything reappearing on this soon and are interested feel free to complain me!!:) )
"It's very hard to be adult in a developed nation and retain the spontaneity and inventiveness found in three year olds without being mad, personality disordered or employed as an artist"-Oliver James
These are some of a series of pics i took of myself cutting my hair! It was a weird experience because it was something i never thought id do, it sorta went against the grain with me!! and even after i decided to do it it was weeks before i got the courage! I got great satisfaction showing it off to my family...although my brother got a fright when he found me in the bathroom with a scissors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im definitely going to do it again!