And it’s time to plan.
So I’ve been saying recently that the work was slowing down a bit. Well we’re back in business now. Thursday was a good day. I was on campus at 9.30 in the morning and didn’t get home till half past 8 that evening. It was one of those days where I just remembered how in love with art I am. And then consequently realised how sappy I am also… But sounding sappy aside, I do enjoy days like that. I spent the day on the floor of my studio working away, occasionally nipping outside to steal some sun, and drifting in and out of arty chat with my studio mates.
We’re at that stage in the semester now where I can confidently say “It’s all coming together”. The work is mostly done and the space is looking good. Theres a few things still to do, sketchbooks and organisational touches, but I still have three weeks to go and I’m not panicking yet… which is unusual.
Everythings very chilled and ‘nice’ right now. My work is progressing steadily, the semester is coming to a relaxing end and it is sunnysunnysunny. Things are looking gooood.
My studio is in preparation mood. Getting there though. I can see the end, and it looks alright. Deadline is 23rd of April. Wish me Luck.
I guess its normal for an artist to worry about the quality of their work. In a field that’s so subjective, exam time can be very stressful, there’s no right or wrong answer, you’re just expected to impress. I get a little crazy, allowing myself to be consumed by this fear of what people will think of my work. However, after the Semester 2 feedback meeting I feel like I should chill out and have more faith in my work. I walked into Arthur’s office on Tuesday to hear positive comments about my installation and encouraging advice for 3rd year. Why was I so scared? They liked my work and they gave me a B1 for it. I sound a bit braggy now don’t I?! Ohwell, 3rd year Rachael will be confident and driven…you’ll see!
Heres some snaps from my final installation and accompanying work. It ended up that the box itself was not the main piece, but a means for other work to develop. A more ‘final’ result of the project was a series of photographs taken from the setup. I like doing work that has multiple elements to it, this semester I managed to incorporate installation with projection, painting, photography and some collage. 2nd year in general has been pretty swell.
I feel kind of sad saying ‘Goodbye’ to second year. I think I’ve developed more of a style this year with my art, and so much seems to have happened in such a small space of time. 3rd year seems a bit daunting but I’m up to the challenge and I have this unusually positive feeling that it can only get better if I really set my mind to it. Bring on the summer project…