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.

Printed in Norfolk: Coracle Publications 1989-2012 [visited 2012-03-20 NUCA Gallery]

Research VisitPosted by Richard Wed, March 21, 2012 15:17:45
It was good to spend some time perusing this exhibition of artist's books. I enjoyed the overall sense of peace as I viewed the works; it was the most uplifting show that I have seen in that space. I also enjoyed the gentle honour in many of the works.

One series of works, concerning the the inside of envelopes was particularly engaging. It was good how some had also been included as a wall installation alongside the artist book in the display cabinet. As I was still reflecting on this I found myself using the unfolded inside of a used envelope to make some rough notes on. This caused me to reflect further and to begin to explore how I could use such a strategy, or format for making a pamphlet about my current work; each of the four flaps could have different text on requiring the viewer to rotate the pamphlet [or to read at an angle, or upside down], the centre could be a pie chart giving a summary of the breakdown of found items, the envelope could be presented closed, perhaps with some simple ironic text such as DO NOT OPEN.

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