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Original Ideas V Pinterest

EASTPosted by Tricia Sun, February 28, 2016 15:43:18

Is there such a thing as an original idea? With the influx and easy access to visual stimulus and the ability to promote your work the the furthest corners of the Wifi world.

I do wonder sometimes how my head copes this of visual inspiration seeping into my brain, which sub consciously starts to inhabit, taking on a life of its own, being molded and merged to the existing stock pile of ideas, creating a whole new form and the original ideas slips into the mist of my head.

And then there is Pinterest.....A site I use frequently, to give me that inspirational leg up, only then to feel some sort of copyright/ idea guilt similar to when I secretly eat a bar of chocolate out of the kids earshot. The images I find to be really useful,beautiful, enlightening and empowering. But by taking them in and clicking that Pin button am I allowing the infiltration of my visual resource banks where it melds and merges til I’m not really sure whats mine and whats someone else.

I’ve not got any answer to the ebb and flow of the original, but for Pinterest I must be thankful, not only has it eaten away hour after hour but it enable your work to be seen by audiences that 15 yrs ago would have been mere chance encounters.

This week I’ve been lucky enough to have my work in Belgium in an International Paper Art Biennial as a result of the auto directed suggestions on Pinterest.

Like the guilt over the chocolate which I wont stop secretly eating. My Pinterest account will mainly highly active, in the knowledge that you never know someone, somewhere may using your work as a building block to their original idea.

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Savage Beauty

EASTPosted by Tricia Wed, April 15, 2015 22:08:19

There was a massive sense of anticipation when entering Savage Beauty, the articles, teaser campaigns and the relentless posters in the museums sub way. I tried not to look, I was desperate not to be let down.

The exhibition certainly did not do that, the first few rooms were subtle invitations centering on tailoring and early work, a stimulating easy mix of fairy-tale step mother meets Mary Queen of Scots. This allowed you to glimpse into the half-light of a slightly shifted reality.
Gradually as you became more and more seduced by this duvet of fantasy, the curators ratchet up the illusion until you entered the rooms of full on creative frenzy, dreamlike environments where nothing was certain other than the stimulation, beauty and imagination.

The setting of this show enabled you to go on a journey which lifted your heart and eyes only to throw then around the room doing delightful somersaults.

It took a while for me to process what I’d just seen and had to retreat to a back stairs corridor for minimal visual input.

The use of materials was overwhelming.
The attention to detail was relentless.
The overall creativity was humbling.

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miscellaneousPosted by Tricia Fri, February 28, 2014 21:17:04

My inspiration –Tricia North

Here are a few things that are really inspiring my current “Between the Lines” research. Sometimes it not till you put your inspirations together you can clearly see the common language and themes and the subconscious direction your heading.

This piece is from the work of Lee Bontecou . I’m attracted to the power of her images there is a rawness in the use of material that is powerful for that times.

Susanna Bauer- I love the use of materials and the fragility of Nature against the strength of the stitch.

Rickie Wolfe - detail of installation

I hope this gives you a slight insight into where I'm heading.

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