MEDITATIONS

This series of works was made during my final year of art school. The project was a step in a different direction from my more design-like practice, and represents an attempt on my part to gain an understanding of a direct, intuitive approach to art making. I think this directness is an aspect of all artists' practice, but seems more central for some than it is for others. With these works I gained a comprehension which I could only develop by going through the process.



Each work represents a meditation on a subject. Some were something of a therapy, attempts to engage with issues that are particularly raw for me; while others are more of a speculation from a distance. The works compliment each-other, but were intended to be self contained and speak for themselves out-with their context in the gallery or as part of the group. Hence the writing which provides a textual narrative within each piece.



Looking back on these, I become aware of the character emerging through the works. I know that at my age there is much which I still have to experience. Some already seem naive, and most must seem so to one who has lived more life than me. I like this. These pieces represent a cross section of the life of a young student who is looking for a comfort and security in their own skin, in their own mind and in the their own world. 

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Meditations

Mindscape
Mindscape
01Dentist
01Dentist
02 My Practice
02 My Practice
03 Appropriate Content
03 Appropriate Content
04 Mental Health
04 Mental Health
05 Reference
05 Reference
06 Tasks Choice
06 Tasks Choice
07 Productivity Guilt
07 Productivity Guilt
08 Faith
08 Faith
09 Compulsive Behaviour
09 Compulsive Behaviour
10 Preparation
10 Preparation
11 Thought Overthought Focus
11 Thought Overthought Focus
12 Starting
12 Starting
13 Honesty
13 Honesty
14 Words Unmade
14 Words Unmade
15 Just Whatever, Man
15 Just Whatever, Man