Uni Summer Project

I never like to discuss a theme for my work on here until I am certain of the subject myself and have thought of a few ideas that could be used to form part of my work.  I did, loosely, explain my ideas in this post, https://artreviewed.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/research-for-projects/ but didn’t let on the topics I was thinking about covering.

The first idea that I have is about beauty and how society has warped and changed that idea, from models being airbrushed and body shapes being changed, to the use of plastic surgery to change how someone looks.  what is wrong with how we look with out the enhancements made by these procedures?  Who says that the way we are naturally, is not beautiful?  Who says that skinny has to equal beauty?  I know that there are people out there who are trying to change those ideas but is it happening?  I read this article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jun/10/body-image-anxiety-eva-wiseman) in the Guardian which has provided some ideas of what I can do with this project.

The other idea I had was about documenting interruptions.  I get interrupted from what I am doing on a daily basis, sometimes hourly, sometimes by myself creating those interruptions (like my thoughts drift away from what I am doing, I start daydreaming, stop what I am doing to check my phone/social networking sites/blogs, make coffee, etc…) or sometimes by others (texts, phone calls, talking, someone knocking the door).  I had the idea to try to illustrate those interruptions, no matter how big or small and create something using those illustrations.

I am still working throught the ideas in my head and thinking about where to take either or both of these ideas.

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