Informing Contexts – Week 5 (2/2)

The body and the land. This topic has made me think about how much I am influenced by the subtle powers of the culture I live in. Do I see the land as female? Mother Nature? And if I do, do I want to conquer it rather than care for it. Comparing the work of … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 5 (2/2)

Informing Contexts – Week 5 (1/2)

Gazing at Photographs How do we look at photographs? With a male gaze, empirical, tourist or an array of many other potential labels we can give or imagine. How do I look? What influences me in the way I see? Considering the subject of gazing at photographs, it has been interesting to discover that I … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 5 (1/2)

Project Development – Informing Contexts – Week Five

6000 Flowers I am excited to announce that I was chosen as the artist for Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Environment and Sustainability Institute's (ESI) Farms for AONBees (6000 Flowers) project. With my passion for environmental concerns, and my love of Cornwall, I am inspired and invigorated to be part of such … Continue reading Project Development – Informing Contexts – Week Five

Informing Contexts – Week 4 (2/2)

Intentions What is it I intend with my work? This is dependent on what aspect of my practice I am relating this question to but, for my MA, the intent of work created is to spark conversations and further understanding of how humans negatively impact on their environment but also how, as a species, we … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 4 (2/2)

Informing Contexts – Week Four (1/2)

Into the Image World Delving deeper into the meaning of photographs, particularly in regard advertising has led to some interesting connotations and discussions. How pervasive are images; dow e even notice them in our day-to-day existence, and if we do, how do we interpret them. Are they friend or foe. Provider of helpful information or … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week Four (1/2)

Project Development – Informing Contexts – Week Four

This week began with a proposal (no not Valentine's related) for an art/environmental science commissioned project. The synergy between¬†my work and this project seems ideal, with it based on a pilot for cutting-edge software that can predict the feeding habits of bees and ultimately assist in our learning about their health, survival and the pollination … Continue reading Project Development – Informing Contexts – Week Four

Informing Contexts – Week 3

Constructed Realities This week has been invigorating. Thought and conversation have turned to constructed photographs - those that are construed on their own terms rather than recording the there. We have explored deliberate images that create fictitious realities and deliberated whether the medium can or can not be more than just a trace of the … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 3

Informing Contexts – Week 2 (1/2)

The Index and the Icon This week's reading, presentations and discussions have centred on authenticity and representation, and what a conundrum of thoughts it has initiated. With such varying opinions on these topics, my mind has felt somewhat like a pinball machine with my inclinations to agree or disagree ricocheting around my mind. Is photography … Continue reading Informing Contexts – Week 2 (1/2)