These pages are being put together to map the various elements of my PhD candidature in Fine Art at
Ysgol Gelf, Prifysgol Aberystwyth – School of Art, Aberystwyth University
The research covers aspects of how creatives (those who practice in the visual, sound, voice, material, conceptual, written and performance arts), access, maintain and sustain their practice through different phases of their lives – whatever the day brings.
At the School of Art I have grown into a maker who enjoys exploring and refining processes which arise from working with different materials. My enthusiasm and inspiration arise from observations and proximity to plants, in particular in my own garden and nearby land and seascapes. Interests include investigating constraints presented by the materials themselves, different contexts and the limitations imposed by changing capabilities, especially during the later stages of our lives. Sound, texture, taste and smell as well as visual aspects all have roles to play.
Whilst a theme may be serious at its core, I aim to discover playful attributes to trigger the observer’s curiosity. There is little more satisfying than seeing a questioning frown grow into a smile.
A sister website mapped the MA experience at Aberystwyth University, School of Art.
This can be found at: