6 October 2009

Jonas Mekas

I came across Jonas Mekas about a year ago in an exhibition at London's Tate Modern.
I was mesmerised by a short film of his named 'Collaboration', the film made me question the meaning of life, and how fast it passes us all by. The scenes were beautifully captured flashing before our eyes, displaying visual encounters of specific events occurring in a lifetime.
Why do we as a majority conform to the general layout of life's events? birth, marriage, children, death, as though we feel obliged to go along with this routine.
These are some of the thoughts which i tapped into whilst watching this video, its strange but true. Before Jonas Mekas I hadn't begun experimenting with film, though now I am so interested in this media and I'm constantly looking for more insightful imagery and films.

Tomorrow I will find the film I saw and upload it onto my blog.

The challenge.

So I've decided to start from this week, blogging my thoughts and interests, in an attempt to create some form of secret journal just waiting to be read.

I figured introducing my artwork in to this blog should encourage me to create on a regular basis, generating new exciting ideas.

So that's the idea, now i will begin.

5 October 2009


Inspiration needs to come from somewhere.

I always need images and photographs surrounding me to gain any kind of inspiration for the day, even to begin this blog, because it has to progress from something.
So this is where I'm instigating from, my collection of interesting artefacts.