These works suggest formation of identity. The figures seem to be absorbed by the space around them in colour and form. They appear to be embedded and constricted by their space, their identity yet to emerge. Are they merging with, or emerging from their environment? Bruner (1996) suggests that identity takes a composite form and is made manifest from our individual, agentive encounters with the world and our relationship with cultural and environmental influences, our “extended selves”. Are these images illustrating this possibility?
Comment by Judith Hunter, Oct. 2014
- Bruner, J., 1996. The Culture of Education. Massachusetts, England: Harvard University Press. pp35-39
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It is interesting to see the current version of the work having previously interacted with the work in its initial stages. What immediately strikes me in this particular work apart from the evident sculptural figure, is the rendering ; the multiple layers of paint. More importantly what this might signify. What could this work conceal behind those layers, behind the pose? Berger argues that 'To be naked is to be oneself , To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognized for one self...To be naked is to be without disguise' (Berger, 2008, p.54). Could this particular rendering be an intentional effort in concealing the nakedness of the figure, which in its state is possibly open for scrutinization and possibly judgment? Perhaps nakedness seen in terms of vulnerability, weaknesses or fears. The figure, with its crouched pose, is obscuring most of the body, the head bent down thus hiding its expression. On the other hand, the arms and the hands are in full view. In architectural terms, they become the pillars of the work. What may be concealed by the previous elements, is revealed by these arms which take center stage, emanating strength.
Comment by Anabel, Oct. 2014
- Berger, J. (2008) Ways of Seeing, London, Penguinhttps://voicethread.com/new/myvoice/#thread/6121329/
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New Work from November as a direct result in my studies on Narrative Inquiry. This is my story now. https://voicethread.com/myvoice/#thread/6121329/32270023
New Work continuing with "my story" https://voicethread.com/myvoice/#thread/6121329/32270026
3 New Pieces, November 28th, 2014