Monday, January 16, 2017

Natalie Harris, Student Work

Touch is an action and feeling we all experience each and every day. Touch can take on many different forms and can cause many different emotional and/or physical responses. In the Touch article, the affect of physical touch on newborns is inarguable. The article stated that "newborns who were [touched or] massaged were released from the hospital on average six days earlier". It's clear that the effect of touch in newborns is positive, but what if you look at the other side of touch and observe the negatives to it? Touch to some people can equate to somewhat of a type of ownership of an individual or an idea that the individual is their property. This misogynistic mind set is where touch can become negative. 

Touch can mean so many different things.  For me at least it's intriguing that one simple action can resonate and react on so many different levels with different individuals. Touch can make us happy, sad, angry, or confused. While making us feel secure, uncomfortable, loved, small, worthless, or beautiful. Such a small act elicits such an array of responses. It can be negative or it can be positive. For some lucky ones it can simply bring bliss.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christian Seymour, Student Work

People who take the time to get tattoos will generally do it as a form of creative expression or a way to separate themselves from the rest of the individuals. Many of these people try to find new ways to mask themselves and make them seem unique to those around them. Hence why the word 'Unique' is written across the face to symbolize the masking of personality with creative expression.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Anthony Roussel, Designer

Layered Wood
Website link here.

Carrie Dickens, Designer


Even when it is not possible to go home, it is comforting to know where it is.  Also important is finding ways to feel more at home, when away from home.  For a lover of the green countryside, being uprooted to London was difficult until I found green spaces to breathe in.  London is dotted with green oases; it is just a matter of finding them.  Carrying this pebble in my pocket, I have a printable map of the parks of London.  On a sunny day I line up the predominant ray with the hour on the reverse ‘sundial', and I am re-oriented to find my way to a place more like home.  And just in case, the bearing line points the way home.
home/here was created for the British Art Medal Society (BAMS) student medal competition 2014 and won the grand prize.  
Photography courtesy British Museum