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.

Bishop's Art Prize 2013

GeneralPosted by Richard Tue, June 18, 2013 10:10:15
Last night I was thrilled to be awarded second prize for Assimilation. I thus thought that it would be good to provide an expanded statement about the work [NB the theme for the Bishop's Art Prize 2013 theme is Darkness and Light]:

Assimilation, comprises is a series of three silent videos made during Holy Week and Easter 2013. These show a malt chocolate milk being assimilated by and assimilating the hot milk so both are changed. Each having a unique pattern of assimilation. This resonates with the uniqueness of every person, yet each being made in the image of God. It also speaks of the particular action of the Holy Spirit in each person.

The work is also concerned with exploring social injustice, in particular people trafficking and homelessness. It is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement and experience of being a volunteer both at a winter night shelter for the homeless and a soup kitchen. It speaks of how we all make a unique difference and the potential to exercise good stewardship, guided by the Holy Spirit, to make a positive difference, to bring positive change, to radiate hope and light to challenge the darkness of injustice.

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