VSW33 Fine Art Project Advanced A
VSW34 Fine Art Project Advanced B
The final three units of the BA in Fine Art unrolled as a single large project. We were required to develop our ideas into a coherent body of work and to present this in the context of an exhibition proposal. Click here to see the completed project.
I was ready to finish my final project. I had made a start but I hadn't found a direction, so during the summer break I jettisoned most of my tutor’s advice and spent time just sitting on the rocks at my local beach. I pondered how the only certainty is that nothing is certain. The colours of the crumbly rocks were fascinatingly Australian, and the cracks in them were mysterious. The constant erosion and deposition of the sandstone and its susceptibility to cracking spoke strongly to me of uncertainty and impermanence.
- the colours and textures of the rocks,
- an awareness that indigenous artists had used the local pigments for aeons,
- the rock cycle of erosion and deposition,
- the cracks,
- the threat to the rocks from the Anthropocene,
- a Buddhist awareness of impermanence,
- the changing effects that mirrors have on our perceptions,
- Zen expressions of emptiness and impermanence in art forms such as
the wabi-sabi aesthetic of imperfection
kintsugi crack repair ...