Archive for October, 2007

Looking for communication: Retro-Blog 3

The Retro-Blog: Looking back at the development of a successful creative project in 2006 and the lessons learned along the way.

ScrawlIn my next journal entry on the Tree Series (23rd Jan 2006) I continue to explore the profound effect that showing my work precipitately has had on me:

Played a bit on the laptop with one of the tree photos but am not feeling very inspired… I feel so divorced from the me that was feverishly creating…I am afraid that I am running away, doing the proverbial u-turn again…I know it has a lot to do with that period of people seeing my work before I came away. It has thrown me into confusion. I have lost where I was with myself. Other people’s voices have replaced my own. I don’t know how to work because I am no longer in the centre of the frame; other people’s eyes have replaced mine…Read the rest of this entry »

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A Solitary Tree: Retro-Blog 2

The Retro-Blog: Looking back at the development of a successful creative project in 2006 and the lessons learned along the way.

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Delving into my old journals to find how I began with the Tree Series, I find myself (in Jan 2006) in Manchester – the city of my birth – noting in my journal that ‘I have been struck by the patterns of the denuded branches against the…white sky.

I had just visited an exhibition which had as its theme the use of white in painting, and so it seemed fitting that the sky, of all colours, should be white. I don’t think I had ever thought of it that way before. I suppose if you had asked me, I would have said it was grey. Read the rest of this entry »

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