Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Work in Progress- Thesis


I seem to be pretty bad at updating this blog often! So much has been happening the past few months that this is really the first time I've had to sit down and reflect on what I've been up to. Basically, since I'm in my final year and in thesis, I have been working non-stop on creating a new and (hopefully) exciting body of work. I originally thought I would stick to depicting bodies in motion, but that has not been the case at all.  I'm not going to try to explain in-depth what my current work is about, because, honestly, I am not completely sure yet. What I do know, is that I am relentlessly interested in depicting the human form, particularly the female body and quite usually through self-portraits. I know some aspect of my work touches on the ideas of identity and a woman's place in society. The work brings a lot of colour, thick paint strokes and and exploration of different mediums. I have also been creating a ton of small water colours, which I plan on turning into a book by the end of the year.

Most of these pictures are progress shots, and sub-par quality, but more will be posted soon. I haven't yet taken any photos of my water colours...

oil, 6'x4'

oil, 24''x40''

acrylic, 9''x12''