drawing like a rekcufrehtom

drawing like a rekcufrehtom

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. 

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the digital

the digital

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. 

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23.02 - Home Time

23.02 - Home Time

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.

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Collage: A Rebel Beat

Collage: A Rebel Beat

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

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RA Summer Exhibition: Boy, You Playin'

RA Summer Exhibition: Boy, You Playin'

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. 

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You Can Look Girl, But You Can't Touch

You Can Look Girl, But You Can't Touch

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.

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Drop It Like It's Mildly Warm: Reading List

Drop It Like It's Mildly Warm: Reading List

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. 

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PRINT MA RCA

PRINT MA RCA

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. 

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A Conclusive Ferry Ride

A Conclusive Ferry Ride

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. 

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Fujian Clusters

Fujian Clusters

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.’

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The Great (Fire)Wall

The Great (Fire)Wall

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. 

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Run With The Feeling

Run With The Feeling

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. 

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A Panda's Presence

A Panda's Presence

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. 

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Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

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.

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A Window into the World

A Window into the World

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.

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G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y

G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y

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!

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Nomadic Tenses

Nomadic Tenses

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.

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