As this assignment was my last I can’t pretend that I found it any easier than previous ones. I understand the processes involved and that everything needed to be covered so that I could make a decision on which disciplines I wanted to study further but it hasn’t been easy.
Looking through my assignment I can again see what had gone wrong and the lack of conversation about the exhibition I had seen really shows. I need to remember that just because I have seen something and am trying to relive it in my own words, not everybody else has and my words aren’t theirs.
I have tried to incorporate more of what my tutor mentioned about identifying the piece as a sculpture in his own right and how it ties in to the whole exhibition.
I have taken out comments that start with ‘I don’t know’ as again to a reader of the piece it doesn’t bode well if they wanted to go and see the exhibit.
I have added a new photograph of the washing machine piece to show the red washing in that particular part of the exhibition. I feel that you need to see it to understand what I have written about it and to see if you feel the same way.
I found that I had more to say about the whole exhibition once I had revisited my original piece and seeing the connotations between domestic bliss and domestic violence. It all suddenly started to make sense when I researched the history of Punch and Judy shows further.
I have taken out the parts about the blanket stitch being used on the sculptures face as I couldn’t be certain if was a blanket stitch or a running stitch. It was best to omit it entirely as it didn’t really have any bearing to the piece as a whole.
Again this is lack of original reading and preparation on my part and having only seen the exhibition three weeks previous to writing my final assignment I realise I still hadn’t processed my notes or thoughts correctly. This is bad time management from me.
I have looked through my references and added to them further by reading more about the exhibition and the process of making felt and including better quotes and adaptations.
Looking through my final commentary I can see the disdain in my voice over my decisions on what to study next, which after a false start in printmaking I am now studying art history.
I am still uploading my learning log paper pages to my online log so I can send it off for assessment next week and even though this isn’t expected, my tutor explained it would be useful to have a paper version of my log to show various gallery ephemera I have collected and to keep as a physical record.
I still feel what I originally said about going back into education after a big break when your older is true as the carefree college days are no more and with life, work and other general daily stuff you really have to push yourself further to be able to get the work done and understand it.
I feel I have a better understanding of the arts and what it is I want to be able study further in the future.