ART IN THE PUBLIC ARENA.
My practice has always been about key focuses, life, death, process, decay, empathy, preservation and elevation.
when it comes to putting my work to the scrutiny of the public i’m more than slightly anxious! My thoughts? my feelings? there are complexities in my work yet to be muddled over by oneself, let alone attempting to explain them to an audience. Ordinarily i do not profess to be a activist nor demonstrator but i guess i do wish to ask of the population a meagre poll………….it’s finding the most direct, adequate and pertinent programme that will speak volumes without me saying a word. I have some organic visions to say the least, i am often clouded by en masse of thoughts, feelings and experiences trying in vain to include therefore neither discard my feelings nor memories. I think i want to tell a story, i also want to deliver a message……whilst also broaching myself as a fresh face, there is a lot to consider.
Here is the list of potential competitors that grapple at my grey matter daily; (we being human lifeforms)
What do we understand of preservation?
Do we preservate to elevate?
Are we afraid of death?
Flesh and metal?
Mechanical after organic?
These thoughts are a circuit in my apprehension, they are constantly striving to tell the public what it is i want to say, i want to demonstrate my need to preserve life, my obsessions with the organic and mechanics, and the global abhorrence amidst death. I suppose i want to tell people of the wonders of modern surgery and medicine, of the cadaverous nature adopted through Millenia to preserve and cheat death, the reference to literature, fantasy, folklore, history and religion, and most importantly my interpretation, representation and cast to be developed, juggled, scrutinised and regarded.
To be continued…………….