my degree work

my degree work
Meta Tauta

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


Private View

I would like to invite you all to our Private View of artworks by SEVEN artists, on Saturday 21st August from 11.30am until 1.30pm at The Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Exhibition runs from Wednesday 18th August until Monday 6th September.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Well i done it, i have finished my B.A.Hons degree; achieving a 'First' i am so thrilled and happy, i worked so hard and samples of my work can be viewed below.
My interest came from pure photography, where asthetics were not just for asthetics sake, the common denominator and strength of the work lay in the non digital processes, lack of editing and software programmes, the spectator viewed what i saw when i looked through the camera.
The sublime and the uncanny both resident in my work.
I am now on a break until i begin my Masters in October, which is terrifying and exciting at the same time.
I also curated a show in Redchurch St London along with Gilbert Richards and Paul Titshall in the past few weeks called Meta Tauta, and i also exhibited in London receiving a lot of interest and positive comments.
I will be exhibiting in Colchester at the Digby Gallery from the 20th August, i shall look forward to seeing you there,

Saturday, 12 June 2010

I have finally finished my B.A. degree, close call, but i did it, one of the best experineces of my life so far, there is so much i want to do now and have all kind of aims and ambitions, i am tired but i am thinking about my master degree which i will be starting in october, i have some time now to rest and read some coffee table books, i can see Jeremy tut tutting, but hey.......

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Does the artist always know the way? can they really explain in some water tight way what their work is all about? surely if we knew everything, there would be no point in doing it at all, creativity is like exposing a little of the soul, if i could draw or sketch my thoughts, there would be no point in doing the work, its already done. As artists we draw a map and expect the audience to complete the journey.
I am amazed at some of the ways an art student feeling stress and anxiety tries to explain what, why and where, sometimes there is just no explanation, i suggest that the death and decay of some art works and contemporary art is the theory it finds itself drowning in; there is a place for theory and explanantion but there is a time for silence and contemplation to, there is still the last breath of elitism in Fine Art, but its rasping.
Photography and the media has altered how we view works of art; perhaps the 'romantisim' of painting has gone forever, photography prostituted itself and now reaches the same prices as painting and other arts, it has changed society and altered perceptions; as Benjamin suggestted "we have lost our innocense", art is not art anymore, it has become commodity; a market place and sold to the highest bidder, perhaps the bubble has burst, making Damien Hirst selling his works in the auction rooms more interesting.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


I did my last presentation as a B.A. Hons student at Colchester Institute yesterday, very final and has started me thinking about my future and how far i have come. It has also altered how i see my work and perhaps the final outcome.