Category Archives: Writing

Sculpture: Fault (Brickwork #4)

Brickwork Series: Brickwork #1 – Brickwork #2 – Brickwork #3 – Brickwork #4 I submitted this fairly rambling and defensive piece as an essay immediately before preparing my final. I’ve been trying to write up a “post-mortem” of my sculptures … Continue reading

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Thoughts on art today, and what kind of art I should make.

Earlier in the year we were encouraged to write a brief “artist’s statement” that encapsulated what we wanted out of our practice. Here’s my attempt. When I try to grasp at what I want to achieve in art, I often … Continue reading

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Paper clay – an introduction

Paper clay is a confusing term. When you google “paper clay” you often get images of and references to papier mache and similar non-ceramic media. When I talk about paper clay I mean something very specific – a ceramic firing … Continue reading

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A draft minus 100 words.

I lied once, well, many times, but this is one time I did. I said there was an old metaphor in philosophy of science that “science is like a peach”, it has a definite form, but there is diffusion all … Continue reading

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Jargon, What’s Art, and Recent Prizes.

I am currently taking a paper on Fine Arts Research. I have only had a few classes, but it already seems much less oppressive than our misleadingly titled “Critical Studies” papers, which I’m glad to have behind me. It is, … Continue reading

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There are too many layers…

…I’m trying, trying, trying to bring this essay together, but that is what I have realised. There are too many layers of wrongness to the wrong arguments. What looks, on its surface, like a potentially simple post-colonial argument from Ngahuia Te … Continue reading

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Painting: Brickwork #3

Brickwork Series: Brickwork #1 – Brickwork #2 – Brickwork #3 – Brickwork #4 This third painting in the series is much simpler, and probably took a lot more work. I began assuming the works I made in Brickwork #2 would … Continue reading

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