Creatively exploring…

Best #64millionartists challenge yet… Exploring

Today, go somewhere you’ve never been before and really look. It could be a place just around the corner or somewhere further away. It could be down a corridor or in a cupboard. It could even be into a book or a box of things. Document it however you’d like to. Just explore something new….

Looking underneath, and in different ways to my everyday, familiar surroundings…

So much better than any of the themed projects we were given at art school… I had some much fun crouching around on the floor seeking out something to shoot.

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Creating everyday – day 2

Sometimes the creative answer is right in front of your face…

So how was I going to make/create for over 20 minutes today when to be fair I wasn’t feeling that inspired…

Yet whilst getting into my catching up on my chores I got into re-painting the floors in our kitchen and bathroom.

The whole process reconnected me with my love of painting for the sheer movement it inspires in me, the physical process of laying down the paint, and memories of my love of being a decorator and missing aspects of that job now…

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Happy New Year…

2016 is here…

And I have a deep purpose to be more creative for myself to become more centred in myself.

image by Anna B. Sexton

Creative Coaching, creative mentoring, creative play, creative thinking workshops

So what to do? And how? Especially how to keep the momentum up…

Well luckily 64 Million Artists is running a series of daily and weekly creative challenges to inspire #everydaycreativity which is one of my biggest passions.

I will do my best to upload a piece of creative making, work and/or doodling here either daily or weekly…

I will look forward to seeing what takes form, what being purposeful for up to and more than 20 minutes a day with my own creative making invites into  my life.

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Picture Taking: Exploring Myself Through Photography @ Hackney Museum 18.07 – 31.12.2015

 

You are invited to the opening of a groundbreaking new exhibition by young photographers at Hackney Museum

Picture Taking photography exhibition @ Hackney Museum July - Dec 2015 #represent #diversity #hackney

Picture Taking photography exhibition @ Hackney Museum July – Dec 2015 #represent #diversity #hackney

 

Picture Taking: Exploring Myself Through Photography

This exhibition features the work of Emma, Qwayne, Mohamed, Jason, Izu and Luke, students at The Garden School in Hackney.

The Garden School supports children with special educational needs many with an autistic spectrum disorder. When words don’t come easily, photography offers a voice to those for whom everyday communication is a challenge.

Opening Celebration Saturday 18th July 10.30am-12noon Hackney Museum

Join us for the opening and have your free family portrait taken with The Garden School photographers Jack and Sam. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibition has been created as part of Re:present programme and will be part of UK Disability History Month 2015 focusing in on disability and representation within the media and film.

Find out more about this exhibition that has been funded by Arts Council England, supported by Hackney Council TRASC funding via http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-museum-events.htm

 USEFUL LINKS

Hackney Museum – http://www.hackney.gov.uk/c-museum-events.htm

The Garden School – http://www.the-garden.org.uk/

UK Disability History Month – http://ukdhm.org/

An artist statement…

Of late I have been contemplating the role of being an artist and if this in anyway relates to me? I have been doing a right number on myself as I wrestle with expectations of an artistic career with output, made objects and physcial archive to evidence my artistic journeys.

Stumbled across this today via Anika Carpenter’s collaborative blog https://inkinarea.wordpress.com/

The artist statement generator… here is what is made of me…

Not sure what I make of it, but it did make me smile and I am still pondering my inner and outer artist and my contributions…

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Anna B Sexton

Anna B Sexton (°1974, Essex, United Kingdom) is an artist who mainly works with contemporary strategies. By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, Sexton formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.

Her conceptual artworks feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, she often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.

Her works are characterised by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middleclass mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, she wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of added component. Art is entertainment: to be able to touch the work, as well as to interact with the work is important.

Her works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements. Anna B Sexton currently lives and works in London.