Start Of Chapter 2 - Word And Image, Process And Practice Brief Breakdown + Rambling

Hey, all. Has been a minute, hasn't it? Quite literally in every sense of it, too. Haven't blogged, haven't made art, haven't streamed, haven't done anything significant since first year ended.. Though, I'm not here to pity myself or make it into a thing. It happened, that's alright, it happens!.. At least that's the conclusion I was able to come to over the course of the summer. Me from a year ago would've seen this as an excuse, whereas now, I would say my mentality has evolved past the point of reminiscing about what could've been and feeling bad about it, what's the point of that? Especially when I could be thinking about what I can do in the near and later future. This break was incredibly beneficial and needed, I am glad I took it and I regret nothing anymore. It took me a while to get to this point, but I'm here, and that's what counts. As a whole, I want to make a vow that from this point onwards, I will not reminisce about wh

First Year Evaluation

Hey, all. Alas, the first year over at UWE has been successfully finished! (Well, almost, since we're still awaiting feedback for the last 2 modules that we had before the year ended) I think it would be safe to assume that I passed them so I would say it's safe to celebrate the end of it all at this point already. But before I celebrate, I wanted to make a quick summary post to really reflect on this past year and summarize my experience in a few paragraphs. Coming in I didn't have many, or, to be honest, any expectations for what was on the horizon at that point, which, arguably was not a good strategy stepping into something as important as uni, however, I was not left disappointed, not in the slightest. Ever since day one I've felt like I'm in the right place and at the right time. Of course, I've had my my fair share of moments in which I found myself feeling like an impostor within the course, in the country and even among my peers, surely everyone has exp

Critical Perspectives Essay - "Behind the Jaws" (+Bibliography)

For my visual artefact, I have chosen to cover a piece of contemporary art titled “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living”, otherwise known as “The Shark”, created by Damien Steven Hirst using the funding provided by the commissioner – Charles Saatchi. The piece features a tiger shark submerged in formaldehyde, encased in a glass and steel tank. The title of the piece, according to D. Hirst himself, was (Faber and Faber, 2001) just a statement that he had used to describe the idea of death to himself, with this, the artist pushes the narrative of there being philosophical layers to his creation as opposed to it simply being a mock of an enclosure which has one of the ferocious beasts known to man encased within its bounds. Damien Hirst’s “The Shark” first saw the light of day in the Saatchi Gallery in 1992, it received mixed reviews, some questioned Hirst’s intentions and morals, while others praised him for an innovative approach to creating art. With this e

Exploring Mothman

Good day, all. Today I'm going to attempt doing something that I am really not good at, or at least, something I have not been able to do successfully ever since getting into uni - research. Or, to be more exact, proper and thorough research. I think I'm alright when it comes to finding things, I just really suck at getting down to typing it out on my blogs as I'm more keen on doing the work itself rather than reading or writing. I would say that it's something that has been very detrimental throughout this journey so far and it's something that needs changing. Hopefully with this post, I can do exactly that. Without further ado, let's get into it. I think the best part about Mothman is that while it's one of the more popular cryptids out of the bunch, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding it as its period of prevalence was very limited, reportedly only seen from November 15th, 1966 till December 15th, 1967. Many have made claims to having seen it befo

Settling On A New Point Of Interest (+CSDTI Concept Sketch Flipbook)

Hey, all. Almost a week later I return with a new post! You might be thinking - oh, he must've taken all this time off to get his mind settled on the project and the direction he wants to take, perhaps he's done some proper work for once! Well, I'll have you know - you're very mistaken if you thought so! I have not progressed in the slightest with this project.. Critical perspectives is butting at me, asking me to write it and get it out of the way, but I simply cannot get myself to get down to it, nor can I get myself to do anything for the Visual Essay module either. There's less than a full month left until the deadline and I have absolutely nothing.. my hopes to get at least a pass are slowly fading away.. But I'm not planning on giving up any time soon. This will require extra effort but if it means I finish my first year with a good track record, I'll do it. I have to be honest, I had reached a point where I had given up but I'd like to think that