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.

Tutorial With Flora Petit 2012-06-21

NUA - weekly MA sessionsPosted by Richard Sat, June 23, 2012 12:48:30

It was good to be able to discuss how my current work fitted into the context of my previous work - how it seems that each piece is in part a progression of the both my most recent work to that date and indeed all of my work to date.

I was pleased to receive some more suggestion of artists to consider and to have my research about Grayson Perry affirmed.

I found it useful to also have a discussion about critical evaluation and to recieve the practical advise to keep asking myself why something was important. I encouraged that my strategy of making more reflective and mediataive work, to encourage the viewer to linger in their consideration and to ask themselves questions, rather than making more didactic work, was well received. However I was challenged by FP's assesment that the work of Dickens was very didactic and illustrative.

I felt happy yo have been able to discuss how my faith influences my work and to discuss how some secular work can provoke a spiritual repsponse; and it was good to be reminded that it was only my personal opinion that while Rothko's Seagram murials when installed together do provoke such a response one in isolaation does not.

However, I left the tutorial feeling a little unsettled and wishing that I had asked to discuss my learning agreement; partly because that had been my proposed enquirey is acceptable, realistitic, appropriate and achievable within the given time constraints

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