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Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

MA Workshops 2013-07-04

NUA - weekly MA sessions Posted on Fri, July 05, 2013 09:55:29

It was good, if daunting, to be informed of our MA degree show spaces.

Initially I was shocked by how large a space it was.

However, as I began to reflect on the space and recall my planning to date I was really pleased that I do have three adjacent walls – and that one of them is an Eastern wall. This means that the Assimilation [Games] print can indeed be hung on the East wall as is appropriate to iconography.



Degree Show Workshop 2013-06-26

NUA - weekly MA sessions Posted on Fri, July 05, 2013 08:50:46

I found this rather unsettling as all the logistical constraints were presented; and this made it difficult for me to discern a way forward, to visualise my work in the show.

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However, it has helped me to make some progress in thinking through possibly making a multiple for sale at the show; I could make a small edition of [say 5] hand coloured prints of the Assimilation [Games] picture. These would be hand-painted over the game already embedded within the digital print, making it simultaneously embedded and accumulative. Yesterday’s session [2013-07-04] further clarified my thoughts and I am now intending to make these approximately A4 size so that they can be considered for inclusion in the show’s vitrine.