I’m really disappointed in myself since my last post. I’ve just re read through my statement of intent and I’m still excited about everything I have wrote but the reason I’m disappointed is that I feel like I haven’t been producing enough work to show. I’ve been doing a lot of reading. I’ve been reading The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard and two really good books on Mona Hatoum (The Entire World as a Foreign Land and Unhomely) and another good book on George Shaw called What I did this Summer. I’ve been producing some fantastic ideas and notions regarding my work but haven’t but any into action. I need to stop doing this! Doing work leads to more work! More ideas, I’ve found this out today!
Whilst I’m on the topic of my reading though here are a few quotes/things I’ve noted from the books that I think are defining my practice:
- ” The kitchen is the heart of the home”
- “I see furniture as being very much about the body”
- Attic of memories
- Mobile home
- maps are subject to change
- literally drawing her presence in a space
- her work afghan carpet indicate comfort, home and security
- Direct quote from Hatoum “Where is home, and what defines it? Furniture or family?” (Love this!)
- “The house is a world in itself”
- thus we cover the universe with drawings we have lived
- The house is a large cradle
- An entire past comes to dwell in a new house.
- My bed is a small boat lost at sea
- For our house is our corner of the world.