Drawing is essential to every single artistic practice. It's how we all start out. It's a daily practice for 99 percent of us out there. Not just artists, but everyone. It's a continuity between us and the larger world and our expression of it. We trace, record, marvel, doodle the elements that surround us and our thoughts.Read More
Hey team. We had a lot of pictures in the last post. This one, we've got a fuck load of words. They're good ones. We never have enough rambling bloggy-esque-posts on the internet, so here's something fresh 'n' new. (no jokes, it's pretty fresh).
Read the poem (left), read the footnotes (right). One first, both together - however you like. My brain tends to dot between the two, so find what's comfortable, and move on. Love heart emoji.Read More
Sande/ HMS Belfast/ Contemporary Artworks: A visual understanding.Read More
I’ve just got home. It’s 23.02 and it’s a Tuesday.
I go straight to the kitchen to fill by body back up with all the water I just lost cycling back from the studio. I catch a glance of myself in the window’s reflection and smirk at this morning’s attempt to tame my hair into two cute french plaits which now resemble something along the lines of Mugatu’s do in Zoolander with only a littttttle less grey.Read More
To quote Tyler The Creator, my infatuation is translatin' to another form, oh wat you call it? NO, it's not love guys. It's digital collage, duh. I wanted to introduce you to some visual processing/obsessive collaging that is going on in my studio work right now since the last update you reaaally got was back with Meeting Your Match, Exhaustion.Read More
This one’s a little bit fact-y-but-fun bit of commentary and just a little something something short and snappy to bring you up to speed with the lovely goings on at the RA summer exhibition. Seeing as it is their 250th birthday an all. Yeah guys, the RA was literally around before the Nokia 3310.Read More
Last week I read an article that made me realise I hadn’t yet formed an opinion on Germaine Greer. As a general rule, I like to think that anyone who makes an insane outlandish statement is probably doing it for a. attention, b. fame, or c. to re-ignite a spark of importance/attention/fame that they once had and are totally bored/broke rn so why not.Read More
Right. Seeing as most people will be having at least (I HOPE) some time off this summer, I thought I'd give you a nice and meaty BOOK LIST. It may keep you away from the loneliness that's going to seep in once Love Island finishes off in a couple of weeks or so. Probably won't, but i'll give it a shot.Read More
A couple of days ago, I visited the Degree Show at the Royal College of Art on their Battersea campus: all those letters bring back some sweet, sweet memories. They’re undergoing a bit of renovation and have various sites for different programs, but I led myself down to find the Print bits.Read More
This is it. This is the last stop on what has been a pretty crazy trip. Before I get all emotional/sentimental/analytical, let me take you through Hong Kong.Read More
Thomas Hardy. Not that one, the other one. Wrote books, late 1800s. Not the biggest fan of his Tess of the d'Urbervilles but probably nothing to do with the fact that it was one of our A Level texts, and we all know how they turn out. However, he did manage to be acclaimed to speaking about time and the experience of it: ‘To-day has length, breadth, thickness, colour, smell, voice. As soon as it becomes yesterday it is a thin layer among many layers, without substance, colour, or articulate sound.’Read More
With a brief, chilled layover/recharge in Zhejiang (we’re talking hostel spas here, nothing fancy), we then moseyed on down to Shanghai. Instead of seeing the city first, we were taken to Zhuijajiao - the Venice of China. …Read More
Leaving Shaolin was a bit of a shock to the system. We were entering into October, and that means Golden Week. The weather was still beaut - but that's not how the name comes about. The Golden Week is a 7-day national holiday happens about twice a year. Imagine having a whole week of bank holidays stacked up in one go. The whole of China was about to go on holiday. Even London can't handle itself for 3 days even for the strawberries and cream sunburn lines alone.Read More
Yeah, just gonna jump right in the deep end and say that once again, my shuffle playlist has sparked the life into a blog post.
My mind is just clearly too active on my walks home. Walking gives me that chance to think about literally anything other than stare at awkward bits of the tube trying to avoid eye contact with everyone else on their way home.Read More
I believe everything in moderation can be a good thing.
This being said, I’m the kinda gal that found herself on a train to Cornwall reading a brief introduction to post-structuralism, sipping a pint of lager whilst humming along to OneD. Lets just be clear, it was playing on shuffle so I just rolled with it.Read More
A Visual Essay. Oh, and a bit of Wordsworth.Read More
Time to re-set.
That's what I was using my plane journeys for anyway. No one was travelling with me so I could completely shut off. I could get inside my head and build up my excitement, the suspense, and gather my thoughts for what was coming next. Like looking forward to those sweet, sweet gulps of hazy Chinese air to once again fill ma lungs.Read More
Mongolian is not the most popular of languages. Not as in wahheyy look who’s popular, just statistically speaking. I think something like 5 million people can speak it. Despite being in the mils, that’s not actually a particularly large amount of people. To put it on the scale appropriately, 1.5 billion speak English and roughly 1.2 billion speak Chinese. It was largely just a spoken language until maybe the last 800 odd years or so.Read More
So I've decided to kick off the shower-y April month with some AFFORDABLE ART. And by that, I mean I'm GIVING IT AWAY. Instead of a meaty blog post today, I'm giving one of you guys the chance to take home Plant Life!Read More
Roland Barthes (French dude, big into literature and philosophy) describes cameras as ‘clocks for seeing’. I’ve got a lot of photographs and videos from Mongolia that really fail to capture its essence. I’ve briefly touched on it before but I thought I may expand a little today.
Photographs have a strange past, present, and future tense that create an odd relationship. They accentuate that we are all living our lives in relation to time. Weird, strange and fascinating huh.Read More