Consciousness and Experience

I started making new work about two months ago, the initial ideas have grown, blossomed, and now the fruit is almost ripe. This new series explores ideas of consciousness and how we communicate our personal experience of this. This is an area of inquiry that has massive influence on many areas of our society and thinking, but also an area where we are only just beginning to understand the problems, let alone answer them.

 

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Opening a new Location: Battersea Power Station

Over the last couple of years, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to show and sell my work and Kin’s Cross Canopy market. This stall has helped me connect with new people, find fans and grow my Art as a business. Now I’m at the point of working fully for myself, moving in to a new studio and looking to expand. I still have a lot to learn, especially when it comes to putting my work in to the trust and care of others.

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Becoming an Art Object: Giacometti @ Tate Modern

As you head in to the gallery you encounter a crowd of busts from Giacometti. It's immediately obvious how Giacometti goes from merely representing life to creating life. Giacometti at the Tate Modern tells the artist's story and his continued attempts to describe human beings at a time when humanity had seemingly left Europe.

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Information Overload: Wolfgang Tillmans' @ Tate Modern

The winding, white-walled warren of Wolfgang Tillmans' Tate Modern exhibition takes us through a world of images where the viewer becomes the story teller. Beginning by studying every image, depicting everything from close ups to landscapes; moving in and out of a multiplicity of narratives, trying to piece together an intention and connect this mass of information.

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