MA Fine Art
As an artist and creative practitioner, I have always used my work to connect with people. Encouraging their participation, reaction and engagement with the concept and content of an exhibition to evoke an emotional response. My project “Restoration” has taken many years to come to fruition, with a personal, and emotional narrative surrounding the subject of grief. The subject of grief has played a key role in my life as throughout my lifetime I have had to process the loss of my baby, my husband and my father. The subject of grief also resonates with many as whatever your ethnic, economic or social background you will experience grief.
During the Master of Arts course, I have developed my critical thinking skills with the guidance of my peers who have challenged my ideology to make an everyday difference. As a result of developing my critical thinking skills, my grief journals have been translated from text to tangible, meaningful pieces that can be enjoyed by all.
Over the past two years, I have been supported by my friends, family and peers to explore the emotional rollercoaster of grief. Their support has enabled me to enhance my understanding of the importance of developing pieces with an emotional connection. I now have the joy of watching others experience my work and seeing the impact it has on their lives.