Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Jonti Thackray



Some peoples minds are so jam packed with amazingness and arent able to get it onto paper.

The giant mind of a genius looks like a ninja bubble maker Jonti Thackray, and he can. My mind bubbles


Sunday, 18 November 2018

Friday, 16 November 2018

Quilt - Rabid Love

Alexander Duprez

My day of trying to write is forever difficult.. Though I have stumbled across a pretty nice artist
Alexndra Duprez. Im trying to compile a list of my favourite arists and she has to be one of my new bests. Her Website



I seem to have a fascination with surrealism, and singular elements which come up a lot in my own work, but I seem to like that in other people work too. Hands, eyes, faces without faces 



Saturday, 10 November 2018

Obscure task

Using the same 4 images, make 4 A3 illustrations that are different.

Image 1
Saturday
Photo of drawing A3 Pic 2 

Mr. Gaunt Pt. 1000

Monday, 29 October 2018

Mathilde Payen


I keep stumbling across the work of Mathilde Payen and finding myself quite fascinated by it. 
She makes mad worlds 







Sunday, 28 October 2018

Dream Analogy Dionysus and Apollo

                                                                                                                                                  I had no idea what I was going to be reading about when i started the Ma at Falmouth, and so far I have had reading to do each week, this weeks read is The Birth of Tragedy, this is divided into twenty-five chapters. The first fifteen chapters deal with the nature of Greek Tragedy, which Nietzsche claims was born when the Apollonian worldview met the Dionysian. The last ten chapters use the Greek model to understand the state of modern culture, both its decline and its possible rebirth. The tone of the text is inspirational.





https://symbolreader.net/2015/09/06/apollo-and-the-pythia-the-oracle-of-delphi/
                                                                                                                  
Dionysus is the god of the grape-harvest, winemaking and wine, of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre in ancient Greek religion and myth.
Apollo is one of the most complex and important gods, and is the god of many things, including: music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge

THE BIRTH OF TRAGEDY notes

Chapter 4 


When dreaming, one is always aware that one is dreaming; those who are entirely caught up in their dreams are not experiencing Apollonian beauty, but rather Dionysian ecstasy. Whereas Apollo represents the state of "measured restraint," in which man remains separate from the emotions and illusions that buffet him, Dionysus represents the breakdown of those walls. 

The two main precepts of Apollo were "know thyself" and "nothing in excess." But, in order to be faithful to this first rule, the Apollonian Greek would have had to look within himself and see the Dionysian suffering that lay at his core. "Despite all its beauty and moderation, his entire existence rested on a hidden substratum of suffering and of knowledge, which was again revealed to him by the Dionysian." Again, Dionysus and Apollo are paradoxically interdependent, despite their mutual opposition. This ongoing battle between the Apollonian and the Dionysian impulses did not result in a static middle ground, but in a constant push and pull. 

It is only in the dream state that we can maintain a balance that will allow us to experience the Primal Unity. "The Truly-Existent and Primal Unity, eternally suffering and divided against itself, has need of the rapturous vision, the joyful appearance, for its continuous salvation…" The waking world represents one layer of appearance, for we can see everything around us in terms of symbols, and feel that there is another layer of meaning behind the material world. Thus the dream world is an "appearance of an appearance", i.e. a double layer of metaphor, and a particularly joyful and glowing one at that, for it is ruled by Apollo. Because the Primal Unity consists of an absolute knowledge of truth and suffering, it requires the dream state to counterbalance its effects.

Not only do the Dionysian and Apollonian play off of each other, but they are also woven together at so many levels that it is difficult to speak of a separate 'Dionysian' and 'Apollonian' state




Cineblatz by Jeff Keen 1967
When talking about Dream State, I always think of Jeff Keen the film maker and a man who created the dream machine. 

Saturday, 27 October 2018

The Birth of Tragedy


                                                This week reading The Birth of Tragedy

2012 Lovesickness 




Monday, 22 October 2018

The Beautiful Losers

“We are, not what we are, but what we make ourselves.” Giddens 75

Quick 4 mark sketch





Having to step out of my comfort zone today with drawing, using a limit of 4 mark making techniques next up is a misty landscape



Currently reading  Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori

Friday, 19 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Creating my own Lexicon


The Illuminated 'I'

                  A mini task investigating the relationship between the letter i and myself



Abraxas, woodcut. Carl Jung stated, in Seven Sermons to the Dead, that Abraxas is an important figure. The driving force of individuation (synthesis, maturity, oneness), referred with the figures for the driving forces of differentiation (emergence of consciousness and opposites), Helios God-the-Sun, and the Devil. Abraxas is activity; Life & death at the same time – like Yin & Yang incorporated

Monday, 7 May 2018

My Nawty Lady Dolls


Obvioulsy for special occasions I like to make these

                        the.nawty.ladies

                                                                     on Instagram

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Josh Whitehouse - Way Down





My brother makes music, this song always makes me feel happy

Sunday, 28 February 2016

I have made a Ltd run of 25 Acid Etched Prints on Cotton Somerset Cream Paper
they fit in an A2 Frame. They can be purchased in my shop for £25.00 



While I was in Devon I had run a mask making workshop, I worked on a mask of my own, and was inspired by the pink coloured sea weed that I had found on a little beach. I had no idea how long sewing sequins took to sew, but it has turned into an obsession of mine, along with embroidery.. it is so very fun.




Wednesday, 2 December 2015

My Ltd edition of 30 etchings are now available to buy in time for Christmas, the images are slightly larger than A4, and you can buy one now for £45 with free postage. just email me for details. thanking you  :)
abithepinkpantry@gmail.com