Having made it through my teenage years to the age of 20 I can see the years slipping past and also see myself changing. I’ve matured and grown up, although probably not quite enough to call myself an adult just yet. University has had a massive impact on my life, from my disastrous foundation year… Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learnt About Life At Uni
As you may know, recently I have been researching Marina Abramovic, a well known and highly controversial performance artist. This has opened up a whole new layer to the art world that I didn’t know existed. It has also opened up my eyes to the negativity surrounding the art, making me ask myself ‘what actually… Continue reading What is art?
A recent topic of conversations between myself and my girlfriend has been maturity at university. You’d think that by the age of 18/19 people would be able to make it out there in the big bad world themselves but I’ve learned from personal experience this isn’t usually the case. Going from living with your parents… Continue reading Maturity at University
In my twenty years of being a human on this earth I have lost count of all the times I’ve been told to ‘respect my elders’ or heard the phrase ‘older and wiser’. For most of my life I took that as truth, gospel because clearly the people older than me have lived longer, have… Continue reading Respect your Elders
This week’s lecture and seminar were about iconography in art, something that is extremely important as an art student when critiquing artwork. I found it interesting, however, it was something said by a fellow student in a follow up seminar that led me to write this post. The particular painting we were referring to at… Continue reading Seminar Thoughts
Today I sat through a rather interesting lecture on representation and meaning, both in every day life and within art itself. As you know, representation is something that stands in for something else. It means something else and it is us, as a person or culture, that gives it that meaning. For example, my lecturer… Continue reading Representation and Meaning
This year I transferred university to continue studying Fine Art. Life as a Fresher has been good so far, considering I’ve already done it once. I’ve just finished my first week at university and thankfully I’ve come out the other side still alive and having made some new friends which has made me smile despite… Continue reading Making Friends