Free writing.

The inside/outside dilemma of the body pre- occupies me. Edges, turning ourselves inside- out, flow and connectivity from outside to inside.

The scale of my work could be much larger so as to involve my whole self when working. Articulating my ideas involves finding a set of materials as a language and using processes that relate to my ideas. These processes are revealed through repetition.

I have bought some old books on the body and anatomy. The qualities of the pages and linear drawings are interesting me.

The lines repeating in folding and unfolding, enfolding and refolding are lines that divide and separate, they take us to unknown thresholds. Deleuze distinguishes lines as segmentary, molecular and transformational. The line can represent the fluid between space and the fold reveals that there is no boundary between inside and outside, but a lining, as each is folded into the other.

How do I show this?image



The Flesh Made Word.

imageI have been reading about how the female body can be re-represented . The mirror keeps cropping up as a way of distortion, surface, reflection and contemplation. Presence and absence is another aspect that re- cures for me. Lacan writes how a totalised body is inaccessible and that we can only construct ourselves as a body in pieces or a corps morcele. Therefore the outline of the body is constantly shifting,blurring and taking on a new and temporary form.

This constantly changing state is fragile and vulnerable and a quality that I would like to capture within my own work. I have started to enlarge photographs of the skin. Mainly of my hands and mouth and through enlarging I am gaining more ambiguous images to work from.