17 Jun 2013

The Monolith


Photo © Daniel Mace 2013
Photo © Daniel Mace 2013




Photo © Daniel Mace 2013
Photo © Daniel Mace 2013 
Photo © Andy Pedler 2013
Photo © Andy Pedler 2013











Photo © Daniel Mace 2013



Photo © Daniel Mace 2013


Two weeks ago, a Monolith came down..
My testament to three years spent at Swindon College.

On the walls hung reflections of Philosophy.
Mirrors of Feminism,
Tomes of Existentialism and Dualism.

Monuments were built to commemorate Insomnia..
Life, and Parasites.

People came to see them.
To see us.

Comics.
Illustration.
Fine art.
Photography.
Graphic Design.
Media Make-up.

The most sacred of the nights, that is-
The Private Night Viewing...
Was a joy for all those who exhibited there.

It was a moment to interact with faces we had not seen in so very long.
And to exchange faces with whom we had never encountered.

Then afterward..
Many a drink and many a pizza were sacrificed.

All and a thousand thanks to Simon and Linda, Darren, fellow illustrator Liz Price, and tutors Andy and Nicky for helping me with my display- and to Bal for rolling your ball.

Thanks to Andy (again) and Daniel for the exquisite photography.

Thank you, Luke for being so cool when we accidentally drilled through to your side of the wall...
And for allowing me to stow all my sketchbooks and costume underneath your tablecloth.

Thanks insurmountably to Jeremy for all the pizza!

And thank you, to all those who came from near and far to see our graduation show.

I couldn't have had memories as sweet without you. Much love to you forever.

6 comments:

  1. One of the best things about final projects is not just how they probably represent 3 yearsmf memories and growth to the artist, but how the project's feelings, meanings and significance can change for the artist. I saw in this exhibition, not only the ideas you originally conceived, but also newer interpretations of the ideas you had developed during the process. I found it to be both complex on closer look, but on a basic level I got the gist, the feel and the meaning! I would have, even if I never knew you! Really good work. The final show was really great, I loved the private viewing - and had a good laugh afterwards :D thanks for allowing us to see it! Here's to the future :)

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    1. Aw, thank you m'dear!! :) I'm so grateful and happy you feel this way.. You are also incredibly perceptive! I feel I have a philosophical mindset.. That is, I consider an idea or form by looking at it from many different angles, and my inquisitive approach constantly evolves the solution the more I become 'enlightened'. I used to find it very trying to draw upon ultimate conclusions ( i.e. 'final pieces') because.. How can you represent something that doesn't look the same a minute later? I am not a black and white thinker.. The biggest discovery or 'breakthrough' in my final year has been in learning how to depict this 'something' that according to my nature can not be pinned down, and presenting it as very simple and approachable, or relatable on the surface. Despite the deep thoughts, the surface is essentially what communicates at the end of the day.

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  2. It looked fantastic, a pleasure to be a tiny part of something so wonderful. xxx

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    1. Thank you, and thank you so much for coming!! xxx

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  3. Ah this is fantastic Gill - Bet you knocked em dead xx

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    1. Hehe, that's very sweet of you, Donya. Thank you! xx

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