As today’s lesson was presented I was envious of our speaker Desmond Brett’s passion towards his practice. Desmond is a sculptor who likes to create abstract representations of his feelings or mind set when interpreting his subject matter.
Once again though I seemed to be left wanting by the artistic subject matter? I am not implying that his work is lacking in any respect but instead that I am lacking either appreciation of artistic practice in general or probably more accurately I am still looking for a quality within art that simply does not exist! I am simply left thinking what is the point?
I can see why or how ideas have been used but this does not seem to fulfil my needs from the artistic viewing experience. An accusation could be levelled at me that I may have a lack of imagination in my role as a viewer but I do not think that is the case.
This seems to be becoming a recurring theme of how I feel after my lectures and I believe that this is due to the differences between art and design. I consider myself to be a designer and although my MA is in media and communication, I am delivering or communicating my information using new media technology through a design process.
The focus of the lectures seems thus far to suit the other students more than they have suited me. I seem to be constantly trying to draw comparisons between things that are not comparable, trying to fit square pegs into round holes. I would like to hear from people who have had experience that correlates closer to my specialism but at the same time I can see how this would be of little benefit to my fellow students, so the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.