For this project I have been looking at Tracey Emin, Mike Kelley and an artist called Nari Ward. The works I have looked at are all different but have inspired me in creating my own work. Nari Ward created a piece called Bottle Whispers which uses loads of bottles suspended in a chandelier-esque way. I liked the idea behind this work that all the bottles (all found) are associated with the breath, hands and mouths of those people who touched them, turning the objects into ones drenched in sentimental value.
Tracey Emin, whose work i have looked at on this blog, all have a kind of ‘bare-all’ honesty about them and I liked that idea of showing the audience a part of myself that I see as being personal and to me brings myself closer to the audience. something that creates intimacy with the viewer. Traceys work has the kind of feel that I want to create.
And Mike Kelley, who I have also looked at on this blog. I really liked the Memory Ware Flat works that he created and have gone on to combine pieces that I hold personal to create something that brings about, I hope, a sense of “collective chaos” like he has created.
Here’s the work…let me know what you think!