We looked last week at John Dewey writing on “experience”, and at a work by the Welsh artist Mary Lloyd Jones. The fact that Jones’s work was described as “inviting” brings me to think about “pleasure” in aesthetics. Thinking about direct sensory experience and pleasure in art works has been important in aesthetics, as a […]
I’m now going to move on in this series of blog posts on “aesthetics” to take a brief look at John Dewey’s 1934 work, Art as Experience. Dewey opposes Kant’s model of the rational mind (see my previous post), and takes experience as a basis for aesthetic theory. Experience for Dewey involves a stepping out […]
This post is the second part in a series, sharing some of my thoughts and investigations on aesthetics. Click here for a link to Part 1. I talked in my last post about Anthony Gormley’s Another Place, and how the figures on the sands at Crosby seem to be cut off from the world. Gormley […]
continuing the thread with my woven drawings. i have have been trying out a few variations on plaiting strips together. these are papers which are painted both sides, inspired by winter skies. to plait, you have to twist the weavers, so constantly changing the side which faces you – or rather, when plaiting the three-dimensionality […]
I am going, over the coming weeks and months, to break down and share some of my thoughts and investigations on the subject that is called “aesthetics”. “Aesthetics” can be understood to refer to a collection of ideas and premises that run through, and also constrain, discussions about art. The reason that I am going […]
I’ll share here some drawings (lets call them drawings) that I’ve made over the last few years by cutting works on paper into strips and re-weaving them into surfaces. It is difficult for me to admit it, but I really don’t know what these are. They are like drawings (and some are a bit closer […]
This exhibition? A loosening… Being in a garden that is not a highly controlled space, but rough, jumbly. Seeing what would come without seeking control, without over working. The joy of being in there with these people, the privilege of friendship, of sharing time together. And I was beguiled, caught up in curiosity to come […]
Lately I’ve been very joyfully putting together an exhibition with Roz Moreton and Suzie Ross, with works made from out of slow time in the garden of 41 Lady Street, Kidwelly. More information on our Gwendraeth Arts Lab web page.
I am very much enjoying working with artists Angela James, Kerry Collison, Arthur Thomas, Julie Hutton and Keziah Ferguson in the process of putting together an group exhibition at the most beautiful venue, Powerhouse, which is overlooking the Teifi in Llandysul. Based on the work that people have been showing me, I think this is […]
Dw i’n falch i ddatgan bod fy ngwaith wedi cael ei ddewis i’r Lle Celf yn yr Eisteddfod Amgen, yn agor heddiw, Dydd Llun yr 2 Awst. I feel honoured that my work has been selected for the Eisteddfod AmGen. The virtual show opened today, Monday 2nd August. Links here to Y Lle Celf.