Advisor Meeting #1 (18 Oct. 2017)
with Andrew Cooks (Research Advisor) and Jean Marie Casbarian (Studio Advisor)
"Stop Over-Thinking It." These were the wise words given to me during this fruitful meeting and it has helped significantly at this particular point in the process. I needed to hear this as a way of pushing myself to just start. Interestingly enough it was the same advice given to me by a number of people in my critique group also. So I made a commitment to both Jean Marie and Andrew to start the large scaled charcoal drawing I had been planning:
My thoughts: "Look at all that intimidating vast white space..."
Andrew's words: "Look at all those square centimetres of potential..."
From the discussion around charcoal drawing, Andrew introduced me to the work of Victorian artist Bernard Sachs.
Jean Marie had previously introduced me to Robert Longo who also works with large scaled charcoal drawing.
It was really valuable to compare the work of two artists that use the exact same medium and similar scale and yet speak two very different languages with that media.
Also, during the meeting, we discussed the ideas behind experimental films by people such as Tarkovsky. This was in response to some of the moving image experiments I have been doing since the Holding Pattern workshop in Berlin.
Other artists that were suggested to further research included: