after umming and ahhhing about whether to go or stay in bed i decided to head on down to the whitworth art gallery for their tuesday lunch time talk. the artist this week was alec finlay.
after initially not liking his work i started to appreciate the thought process behind his pieces. hiw works are quite minimalist and he likes to make something out of nothing so flyers, leaflets and a large amount of blutack are in his work. the piece i liked most from the ones he showed us is called 'birds' and is silouhettes or british birds cut from a birdspotting guide and stuck onto a wall. although in terms of style it was no different to his other works for some reason this one i felt was more beautiful and was more aesthetically pleasing.
although i not sure i like how his works look and the execution of them i do like the fact that he uses 'normal' everyday objects in his work, turning the everyday into a work or art.
now for my project, yesterday i had a mid-year review of my work in front of 2 members of staff and about 6 other students. i was happy with the work i showed and although i hate presenting anything i think it went ok. i did realise however how scatty my work is and that i do flit from one project to the next very quickly. i now see the need to keep at a project and push it forward and not just abandon it.