Since September Emma has noticed some significant improvements in her Makeup and Artwork. She is noticing her SFX makeup to be more realistic, her photo’s to be cleaner and more descriptive, and her concepts to have more consistency and depth.
She has been working steadily to develop her skills with the goal of ‘creeping people out’. She knew she had achieved this when her work was removed from the exhibition walls of the quiet space… because it was just ‘too creepy’…
As Emma and I discussed the context of her work, outside her niche, we realized that she is asking similar questions in her Makeup and Artwork as she is in her academic writing and research.
We identified the some of the key questions informing her inquiry to be:
How crime affects our society
How and why it happens
How do people perceive it
Who are the ‘criminals’
I want to encourage Emma to intentionally bring more of her academic questions to her Art practice.
This manner of questioning is powerful. It is powerful in every medium, it is not exclusive to reading and writing. Critical thinking and questioning in the Visual Arts as the method leads to comprehensive detailed work that distinguishes mature and accomplished artists from the rest.
I am committed to working with Emma next year, to witness this intentional her work transform