Exploring Media, exercises 3-8 (?pertaining to assignment 6)

This is the other page in the course notes that had gone missing unnoticed but that I think I probably addressed from experience elsewhere. In my video, I have very definitely worked to my strengths, using VR technology to show my AR work and a fantasy avatar to tour with it. I have learned a huge amount about video making in this process so that, while still rooted in physical painting, I feel better equipped to begin innovating beyond the techniques I have used so far. I think this approach also reflects sensitivity to the project (Ex 4) in that … Continue reading Exploring Media, exercises 3-8 (?pertaining to assignment 6)

Part 5 assignment: painting in response to literature, and sometimes you just have to wait.

All these private posts. Deeply secret? Rude naughtiness? Bit of a hustle on the side? No. Well not exactly. These are all destined to accompany various publications. One is for a book cover, the others will sit with specific poems … Continue reading Part 5 assignment: painting in response to literature, and sometimes you just have to wait.

Artist statement – (part 5, project 4, ex 4)

I was delighted to see some down-to-earth advice about this from Artquest, and some wonderful examples from The Art League: Good statements: keep it short grab the reader’s interest with the first sentence introduce the author’s personality and enthusiasm give a hint about the why of the artwork use the first person (I, me, mine — this is not a strict rule, but it does seem to help the author write a more straightforward, readable statement) What they don’t do: summarize the resume found elsewhere on the website give a physical description of artwork photographed elsewhere on the website sound generic use “art speak” Artquest, … Continue reading Artist statement – (part 5, project 4, ex 4)

{TITLE} {what title} {NOTITLE} – Part 5, project 3

Project 3 is about generating titles for pieces of work and, oh my goodness, am I familiar with this one! I’ve had to generate them for conference papers, internal reports, workshops, and latterly short stories, a couple of books, and a litter of pre OCA and now concurrent within and outside of OCA paintings and prints. It’s not easy. There is at least, with many of them anyway, an assumed target audience and a set of expectations depending on who this is. There is also the subtext of linguistic bamboozlement designed to impress/intrigue/enhance the product. Titles are important; they’re for … Continue reading {TITLE} {what title} {NOTITLE} – Part 5, project 3