Students projects, and going back to school

As an art and design teacher at a 6th form college I teach my students a way of working through a project, and they often argue that it is pointless, that they should just work on a finished “perfect” idea, and not have to explore all the different ideas, materials and techniques we make them…

The year for completing old work

A few years ago I started reconstructing past work, files, sketchbooks, paperwork, and hoarded things. This was part of a clearing process both physically and psychologically. I have a problem with throwing things away, I hoard for a rainy day, I see the potential in things to be part of a future piece of art….