Feeling sidetracked and not 100% focused on Advanced. Not reading like I thought I would. Today I helped Grace clear out the advanced room in preparation for her pop-up exhibition. As I swept I realised it was a form of Horizontality – with the dust. It could be really interesting. What would I use? I want colorful – honestly. But. What material? Glitter? = Environmentally bad. Coloured paper sanded… Coloured… Ceramics? Paper cut like gem shapes.
Ideas… Long paper strips…
Bumped into another mentor. Said I was doing good things – actually he pulled me back on track.. I didnt even say I was off track and he just yanks me back on. In hot arts I was trying to go for a end product that was already in my mind. I admit the materials I wanted to work with was not familiar to me, or the process. Therefore I was gettting bogged down in the doing and how do I get there. Then the mentor said (and another tutor who popped in with his thoughts) just go back to process! What can you do to this material , say, untill it breaks? What does it do along the way?? Burn it? Etc. well, I needed that.
Said “You’re humming kiddo”.
Its nice to think he likes what I’m up to.
I like what I’m doing too.
I still read these readings a little cross eyed and annoyed. I mentally ranted to myself before sleeping – “If they insist on bloody well ripping off texts and hodge-podge compiling it into a book then dont fucking bother with printing it into a well bound and consistently shaped (A4) book. Be honest and collage the damn thing with various paper sizes- you are forcing me to read tiny text to large text to rotating to having a piss poor image to reference from. Just dont even bother!”
OCR – IT EXISTS – USE IT!