Sunday, 30 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
Of course it hasn't been made yet but sorting a time slot will give me a deadline to work towards now! Although, I think getting it made sooner rather than later is better as the weather is getting colder and damper and this is not good for latex.
Saturday, 15 October 2011
I had a wander around the council estate today, to think about and photograph the end walls that intrigue me so much. I then uploaded the images onto my iPad and played with a sketching app, the results are a little crude but I really like them.
What I am being drawn to the most is more than one house end. As part of this project, after a trial attempt of course, is to make a number of them. To recreate a large collection of labyrinth like house skins to weave your way around.
I feel the idea is going beyond my own experiences now, although the starting point and I wonder if it's more a social issue I am wishing to explore?
Anyway here are the images I did today ...
Friday, 14 October 2011
Some of you may already know my work so are aware of the house theme that has been running for this last year now. For those of you who don't know I will quickly give you the low down...
So, just over a year ago now, me and my family were evicted from our home (the landlord wanted to sell - incidentally the house is still on the market!). Prior to this home wasn't really a significant consideration in my being, I couldn't have told you what home meant to me then. But after this eviction it really confronted and questioned me. Not at any point were we 'houseless' but this experience made us 'homeless'. Being students at the time we couldn't find any other landlord willing to house us, apart from social housing - luckily we live in a country in which when need arises, need is met! However, this resulted in a 70 mile move away from friends and family. So the sensation of not being at home still exists despite being in this new place for a year now.
Now you're wondering why I am giving my life's story for the last year? It is simply the starting point for this body of work, in fact, all my work starts through these resonating experiences in life. I explore issues that move and shake my being.
Here are the works I created within this last year
What Does Home Mean to You? 2010
Notice Requiring Possession, installation shot, 2010 (view video here)