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.

Flatford Bridge Cottage

Research VisitPosted by Richard Tue, March 13, 2012 18:44:10
Last Wednesday [2012-03-07] it was interesting to see the display about Constable and his work. I was especially intrigued by the contrast between what Constable 's intent was and how his work in now generally perceived; his work seems now to be generally viewed as [idyllic] rural landscapes, but what he was really showing rural working life!

It was also good to view the Barry Woodcock's wood etching/engraving prints of landscape and nature; I was impressed by the level of detail ached in a wood engraving and felt attracted to the process, especially using hard wood rather than copper as an etching medium - it seem to resonate well with his subject matter [it also seems to resonate with my own current practice]. I am thus minded to further explore the possibility of experimenting with wood etching/engraving print making myself.

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