Evaluating my practice since October 2015 I can see how my approach has changed significantly. As well as painting I have experimented with different materials and processes. The woodwork facilities enabled me to make my own surfaces for painting. Exploring the casting processes allowed me to begin to assess whether I can include that within my practice. I have also investigated various printing methodologies and processes allowing me to question its context or relevance within my own practice.
I have had moments where I have felt paralysed to create work but used these times to reflect, research and reassess what I am trying to represent through painting. It has been a journey questioning whether I have been a social observer or a social commentator or whether I need to make a distinction. I feel that my journey is still evolving in terms of how I see where my work sits, but I also know that painting is how I can best express myself. The volume of work I have produced has definitely been affected. The general pace at which I am painting seems to have altered drastically too, it feels slower and more considered. I also believe that some of the paintings I have on this website are unresolved, specifically, the series with the thought bubbles.
The following Prezi shows a journey of my work and thoughts from October 2015 - March 2016. It documents ideas, works, experiments, times when I felt stuck in a chronological order: