‘Creative People and their Practice – Whatever the Day Brings‘
These pages are being put together as a visual jotter 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 to accept that I am a ‘noticer’, a ‘placer’, a gatherer and maker who enjoys exploring and refining processes which arise from working with different materials. My enthusiasm and inspiration arise mostly from plants, in particular in the garden, local woods and coast. Interests include investigating constraints presented by the materials themselves, different contexts and the limitations imposed by our changing capabilities, especially during the later stages of life. Sound, texture, taste, smell as well as time and visual aspects all have roles to play.
Whilst a theme may be serious at its core, I aim to discover playful attributes to trigger an observer’s curiosity. There is little more satisfying than seeing a questioning frown grow into a smile.