Frozen bubbles

Why my PhD is threatening to kill the very subject I am studying – playfulness. I have a problem and I am stuck. I am a playful practitioner who delights in making ordinary mundane tasks more fun by reframing them and producing visual images that involve rearranging objects to create ‘enjoyable incongruencies’. My main hypothesis… Continue reading Frozen bubbles

Feeling lost

I am sure we have all felt lost and unsure. It is like being in a maze, surrounded by high hedges and not being able to see beyond. The only way forward is to try the path ahead, but then that gets confusing when it divides, and you have a choice. Then there are the… Continue reading Feeling lost

The long-distance runner

I have been strangely silent on my blog, and I apologise. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, it’s just that my time has been poured into research experiments, academic reading, and an attempt to write literature reviews on anything to do with playfulness. So, from now on, I will keep my blog… Continue reading The long-distance runner

Out of the blue

Sometimes we do mundane ordinary things without thinking, they just become a part of routine. But what does mundane mean? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, it means ‘very ordinary and therefore not interesting. Other phrases associated with mundane include tedious, repetitive, boring, everyday and commonplace. My challenge is how can I punctuate this with playfulness?… Continue reading Out of the blue

Simply red

Paul Klee is well known for ‘taking a line for a walk’. I am talking the artist for a walk, and in doing so looking for the colour, lines, textures, shapes that jump out. I will concentrate on the same walk, but each time I go out, I will focus on a different theme. For… Continue reading Simply red

Experiment Ten – depicting constrained depiction or visual indeterminacy

For my final experiment I wanted to attempt an illustration which I felt summed up what I thought an indeterminate image looks like visually as opposed to verbally. The rules were therefore to capture what I consider an indeterminate image is through the painting itself. It was about making an illustration of what I mean… Continue reading Experiment Ten – depicting constrained depiction or visual indeterminacy

Experiment Nine – combining digital & traditional

For this experiment I decided to use a range of processes gleaned from previous experiments as well as both traditional and digital drawing/painting methods. So the rule was somehow combining the processes and examine if a sufficient outcome can be made. Method – (starting point) a continual contour drawing of myself to free the movement… Continue reading Experiment Nine – combining digital & traditional