Media: drawing, digital photography, acetate, Gimp
Title: Three sides
Media: drawing, watercolour, acetate and Photoshop
Title: Junction | Juncture
Media: digital photography, collage and acetate
Title: Layering Messages
Media: digital photography, watercolour, drawing and Photoshop
Title: Mixing Messages
Media: drawing, digital photography and Photoshop
Title: Pedestrian Wayfaring
Media: digital photography, PowerPoint, Photoshop, drawing
In an attempt to navigate a multidimensional world in flux and complex messages portrayed through physical and virtual environments, this work seeks to reconcile, through walking in a city, the contrasting itineraries of artist and educator in decoding these messages. For this purpose, I drew upon the work of anthropologist, Tim Ingold (2007) who explores the following approaches to journeying.
When travelling, we are like passive passengers, transported from A to B as quickly and efficiently as possible. Wayfaring, in comparison, has no fixed start or end point. We are continuously creating our own trails, integrating and assimilating the world around us, whilst passing through it. As educator (travelling), my itinerary was fixed, with planned points of reference along the walk. As an artist (wayfaring), I was more open to spontaneity, whilst simultaneously observing and intuiting my surroundings. At various critical junctures of this journey, the interactions of these diverse perspectives were recorded and reflected upon through the exchanges of writing, drawing and digital media.
Ingold, T. (2007) Lines, a brief history, New York: Routledge
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