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Sitting amongst the trees

Last week I bumped into a friend by the art building lift. She and I had studied the final year of the BA together and she was back for a quick visit. We hadn’t seen each other in a while. … Continue reading

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My bits and pieces and what I think of them

I am now in a bit of a state of stasis: between handing in the thesis and the final show. I have finished my artwork, more or less, and I sit here now surrounded by it, looking at it, feeling … Continue reading

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Finished

The Beast has been handed in, delivered, left on a desk, abandoned, passed over and given away. It has finally gone. I have finished. Getting this far has been a catalogue of bad omens: printing issues, ink issues, terrible headache … Continue reading

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Gallery visit – and I’m still obsessed with revising the beast

This morning the MA students who are graduating this year met at the Walsall Art Gallery to examine the space and chat with the curators, Debra and Kevin, about any issues we might have. I arrived nice and early and … Continue reading

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Just when I thought I had finished…

…I decided to add more.  I can’t seem to put the beast down. I have a week left now until hand-in date. I was happy with it before the weekend. Then I decided to give it ‘one more read through’. … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about edges

I’m still supposed to be finishing off my thesis, and I have done some work on it today (adding footnotes, very important) but my mind has been elsewhere, it has been on the edge. My obsession with things has turned … Continue reading

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When objects create objects – why I love tree tunnels

If you have ever been on holiday to Devon, Cornwall or West Wales (and probably numerous other places I haven’t been too) and driven around the countryside whilst on holiday then you will be familiar with the notion of the … Continue reading

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Nearly there – doubts

I am just two weeks away from the hand-in date that is imprinted on my brain, and a little longer than that away from when I have to exhibit something. As a consequence, the dreaded doubts have started to show … Continue reading

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Nearly there – reflections

I have two weeks left of my MA. At least, I have two weeks until I have to hand in the thesis. I have slightly more time than that to finish the artwork for the final show, but I think … Continue reading

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Eleanor Smith – procrastination

I was given the go-ahead to work on my Eleanor Smith Portrait a few weeks ago. Yet, I’ve been putting it off. There were a number of reasons for this, including: Fear. Fear that it will all go horribly wrong. … Continue reading

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