I have experimented a lot with natural materials in my work, recently creating a sculpture of found bones, Thames clay and scraps of old wood found on my street. Earlier on in my practice I made a curiosity cabinet of found items from the river Kelvin in Glasgow which was later used as my degree show piece.
The piece was inspired by the drag queens such as Coco Peru and Divine. I wanted to capture a narrative, that stretches beyond the visual information of the photos.
KristofLab, has collected photos empty cities such as Madrid, which was developed into creating a first piece of the series. Subsequently, he received photos from many parts of the world from volunteers for the project.
McGowan however has no interest in creating an argument within political ideologies yet attempts to make her focus’ easily identifiable to create discussion and bring forward a range of perspectives.
The art piece submitted by Alfred does not have a title, the first ideas Alfred had about the theme of ‘solitude’ all conveyed very dark dingy images.
However, after researching Alfred found that solitude does not always convey an image of isolation and loneliness.
Being an Artist means to me what I create in
response to what I am feeling, what I’ve been inspired by and causes close to me. Creating
something that has meaning beyond the superficial level but into the mind, challenging what
you think is the norm.