Introduction local terrain “Working on an MA through these unusual times has been a difficult but unique experience and I’m thankful that I had a creative outlet to express my feelings and occupy my time. I think everyone is now a little bit more appreciative of creative careers and recognise just how vital the arts […]Read more "Mastering Art during a Pandemic"
This Autumn, I received my first commission request. It was an absolute joy to create this work (above) – it has been such a long time since I had drawn in my style on such a large scale. For this piece, I focussed on creating an intense atmosphere, highlighting the light and shadow in the […]Read more "post-MA"
“Diaspora Vapor” is a collection of works which aims to further the research, experiments and ideas initially explored in “Dyfed Forests”. By working in monochrome, I assess and manipulate mixed media to create an image that concerns the concept of space and distance, balanced by paths within macro-micro compositions inspired by the landscape. By utilizing […]Read more "Autumn Exhibition"
Aberystwyth School of Art has put together a fabulous online exhibition of the postgraduate and undergraduate degree show work which would have been shown in May 2020. It is wonderful to be able to share all of our hard work with a larger audience than perhaps a physical exhibition would have managed. Although it is […]Read more "May 2020 Online Exhibition"
It’s official – I am one exhibition away from completing my MA. “Handing-in” an exhibition online felt very strange. I had no sense of relief or accomplishment in sending over a presentation online. There was no sense of team-spirit in the curation and set-up of creating the School of Art Degree show. In an attempt […]Read more "creating in isolation"
Over the past few weeks, I have been reading more about Chinese art. More specifically the Chinese diaspora and how transexperience effects intent and the resulting product of an artwork. This led to further investigation into creative practices. During the eighties and nineties, many Chinese artists migrated to the west (USA, Australia, UK, Germany, France, […] […]Read more "From Transexperience in Chinese Art — mollsdiary"
Digital artist Rachel Rossin’s 2017 works, “Peak Performance” “just lungs with a keyboard”: Digital Art and VR — mollsdiaryRead more "“just lungs with a keyboard”: Digital Art and VR — mollsdiary"
With the e-exhibition looming (one month and a week to go!) I am still working constantly in my sketchbook … although I am having so much fun, I feel as though I need to be dedicating more time to my final pieces (series of 9) rather than doing exploratory work in my sketchbook. Perhaps, due […]Read more "Sketchbook Experiments"
Over the past few weeks, I have been reading more about Chinese art. More specifically the Chinese diaspora and how their transexperience effects intent and the resulting “product” of an artwork. Notions of transexperience often create a liminal space. A space in which there are two main characteristics but those characteristics are the antithesis (or […]Read more "language and image"