For this exercise I am encouraged to use words to inspire further creativity, I looked at some words to inspire action. Out of a list of words created by Richard Serra (who placed it in his studio wall, so it was there for inspiration for when he reached a mental block). I selected 5 verbs and was only allowed to work with paper. I had to interpret the verbs by manipulating the paper.
I chose the words
- To drop
- To simplify
- To open
- To knot
- Of nature
I thought I was being ambitious with the ¨to simplify¨ as anyone who knows me would understand how much of a challenge that is for me. I found this exercise testing as I felt limited in expressing those verbs just with paper! No colour, no other media, just paper!
- To simplify. I found this one tricky. For me this is as simplified as I could get 😂 I tried thinking about the space in bettween the lines and around; thinking about Martin Greed and his interview in you tube.
To drop –
< a href=”https://somebunnylovesu.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/img_0989.jpg”>I tried thinking about the meaning of the word and followed it by an action.
- To open
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a lot to say about this exercise as I feel it is very self explanatory. I don't feel I have learnt much from it so maybe I am missing something ? 🤔 I decided to go back to my research; in particular to Martin greed's installation 'Mother' and his interview on you tube. I like how he makes words into sculptures and how he works with sound & music. In his interview he says; 'life is like a soup with music, Art, word, noises and feelings'. I tried hearing him as I was doing these exercises as I have a habit of complicating things. Not in this exercise…I simplified things.
I have simplified to much?