Sunday, 17 September 2017
Saturday, 16 September 2017
just back from an excellent afternoon working at Kings in the capacity of a consultant on a new module for the anatomy school - synthetic anatomy. How the arts think, make, reflect, and evaluate was really valued and it was great to share stories and experiences between the arts practitioners on the team and also to consider how to support the medical tutors and then the anatomy students in the pursuit of new skills around lateral thinking and failing triumphantly. Meanwhile at NUA the rooms are ready and the timetable is set - all we need now are students - the year ahead is going to be most excellent.
Monday, 11 September 2017
starting next to a pool and continuing in my studio the thinking around Goldlay Square is becoming focused - there is still a lot of flexibility in the choice and the proposed construction will enable the making to be creative up to the last moment
Sunday, 10 September 2017
the new edition of the book arts newsletter is out http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/pdf/newspdfs/113.pdf
- check out a listing of my work on page 13, also the artist book yearbook http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/publications/artists-book-yearbook.html which is as ever packed with excellent texts and useful and informed information about current practice - there is a 6 page article about the work I've been involved in with NanoDTC - https://unfoldingthinking.blogspot.co.uk/
meanwhile8 days sitting next to a pool enabled time for some reading - Ali Smith - There but for the - a fractured layered thoughtful guide through time, Ian McEwan - Nutshell - laugh out loud solid crafted text, Naomi Alderman - Power - beware, a potential dystopia fable that puts up a mirror to the society we live in, Matt Haig - The Humans - a story to enable us to rethink the world around us, David Grossman - a horse walks into a bar - you are in the presence of a tragic story that needs to be told with some excellent jokes, finally two books a little close to home..... Philip Roth - The plot against America - a what if book ....what if Nazis took over America? Lionel Shriver - The Mandibles - a what if book......what if America had a financial crash and old money and old power floated to the top?
Thursday, 31 August 2017
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
more drawings in an attempt to rethink or plan the nets - added the image of book structures so the idea of maybe not making sense in terms of being built in the mind could be a part of the work. As ever the tangram is a way of thinking out this puzzle part of the project.
Friday, 18 August 2017
After much learning with illustrator the lazer cutting tests for the Goldlay Square commission look good - really pleased with how the references have become heightened - the images of books opening and cell structures 'pop' out of the design. Also when you have a physical thing rather than the digital you really get a sense of the scale. Other physical aspects of its materiality become obvious such as how the design creates excellent shadows.