Research based artist Barbara Walker lead a talk on her work as part of the lecture series at my university a couple of months ago. Walker’s work comments upon the discourses of social, political and visual representations. She lead the talk beginning with earlier works and began to delve deeper into the concepts behind the acclaimed residency Show and Tell. I have always had an admiration for the artist strategies and curational aesthetics of Walker’s work. The discussion of Show and Tell was the most informative and imperative part of this talk for me. She discussed how working in a larger dimension was symbolic to the assessment of power and societal relations. There has been an ever-present discourse around the construction of portraits and the artists relationship to the subject. She therefore spoke of painting unknown models versus known models, and the complexes of constructing the faces alongside conceptual ideologies. Another compelling segment of the talk was a general discussion of her journey to becoming a practising artist. Speaking on how essential time for reflection …
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Earlier this month I had the chance to visit Berlin, Germany. It was extremely inspiring towards the progression of my practice and visual understanding of another Art capital city. Here are a few of the visuals I found most captivating. I also created another piece of documentation. Insight travel documents. All photography is copywritten by The Visual Life © (TVL)
I have worked in Retail for about 3 and a half years now. I have always told myself that if I was to sell anything to anyone it would be books. I want to sell people something they needed instead of something they want. My parents made it known to my sister and I from the very beginning of time (lol) how important reading is. Being at University, I am fully seeing the essential means. Not only does reading take you in to completely different worlds but the life lessons that come out of certain books is unimaginable. It is an endless knowledge. Please, if you are reading this post and you haven’t read in a while: Pick up a book. Because as you get older, it only gets harder.