In considering the development of my practice based research this spring semester i feel that i worked reasonably hard . Due to time constraints of bus travel and family commitments i have to admit that my practice suffered to some degree , that being said i feel that i engaged with the process and developed visual themes , edited , and worked through ideas .
The situations component has been very exciting and informative , discovering Foucault, de Certeau and other texts has informed my work . The Ladder structures that developed in my drawings are certainly influenced by the texts we have read and discussed as a group . The image of a fragile disintegrating structure projecting up into space from which one looks back down toward a distant past is perhaps a metaphor for my present situation .
A further visual development took place when i started to focus on objects that have a restrictive quality .Bulldog clips , clothes pegs and bindings began to appear followed by images of damaged partly mutilated hands and digits nailed or bound to the ladder structures .
i intend to continue to develop a personalized visual language during the summer semester . My practice is grounded in the act of drawing as inquiry. My thinking process is manifest in my drawing . Reflecting on the drawings moves me forward towards unrealized images, which become manifest in further drawing practice . And so on .