Final Pieces


Thinking about image and the effect of non bifocal vision.  Doubling up one image, difficult to see.  Nice effect with the trees, the more detailed the better the effect.



I came across her photography last year while studying the Young British Artists and forgot how much i love it



Came across some writing by an artist called Pádraig Naughton, who suffers from a visual impairment. 

 “I had been taught a cerain set of rules, for instance the obvious one of perspective.  This is something you learn in art history.  It is something you learn when you are learning to draw, but in reality perspective for me could never have worked, but i did not know that, and nobody else knew it or, if they did, it was no passed on to me.  The reason was that my vision is not bifocal so i see two images that do not converge.  This has an immediate effect on drawing and affects the way one relates to things” 

Started by going to the Botanic Gardens and using the trees/ plants as a direct source taking photographs trying to get interesting compositions/ different perspectives…


Initial ideas for site/sight

Impairing the use of an object or impairing a page of a book

—-inability to read the words



Imitation, another version, representation


Ideas of beauty, unrepresentable, a sensation of feeling overwhelmed, incomparable

A solitary/ subjecive experience.  Everyone is different so will have strong emotional responses toward different work.



Exploring your own ideas and feelings, projecting your ideas out to the world, provoking thought in others.  Creating work that refelects your ideas and thoughts actively.

“Get to the heart of what is before you and continue to express yourself as logically as possible” – Paul Cezanne

“The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired” – Gustave Courbet

Significant Form

“Only one answer seems possible — significant form. In each, lines and colours combined in a particular way, certain forms and relations of forms, stir our aesthetic emotions. These relations and combinations of lines and colours, these aesthetically moving forms, I call ‘Significant Form’; and ‘Significant Form’ is the one quality common to all works of visual art” – – – Clive Bell

“The starting-point for all systems of aesthetics must be the personal experience of a peculiar emotion”

I think there is a definate link between the sublime and significant form

Both are about subjective feelings towards a piece of art and the overwhelming rush of emotion brought on by that artwork.