Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

Saturday 2012-03-10

Art Practice -Work In ProgressPosted by Richard Mon, March 12, 2012 21:10:40
It was good to spend the morning reviewing, labelling and photogrgarphing the bags of detritus from human activity since the completion of RiPu i.e. bags of finds from the following visits to the same 200m stretch of Felixstowe Beach:

2012-01-22

2012-01-27

2012-02-04

2012-02-15

2012-02-19

2012-02-26

2012-03-03

I intend to photograph the content of each bag at a later date in the same box that was used in order to photograph the the contents of each bag that I had gathered from 11 November 2011 to 8 January 2012 - this might be done as part of my preparation for the forthcoming interim group crit [2012-03-22].

In the afternoon I again returned to Felixstowe Beach. The tide was the lowest that I have so far encountered in my work gathering detritus from Felixstowe Beach. Two items stood out from the finds on this occasion:

1. On the beach within a meter of the sea I found a substantial coil of fishing thread with a clip on one end and a hook on the other.

2. In the other 100m segment near the groyne, on the strand line there was a large bundle of jetsam and flotsam tangled together with natural vegetation.

In addition it was interesting to observe on the adjacent area of the beach, just outside my designated 200m stretch, there was a pile of hand painted rocks with a handwritten note in a childish hand that stated 5p for large ones and 2p for small ones. Strangely, this seemed to resonate with my work; in that it combines the natural with human intervention.

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