Tutorial with Josie Cochran
I came with the question, how do I determine what my question is? What is the work answering. The thoughts and questions that Josie has offered and asked have helped me to consider this.
What is the relationship between subject matter and methodology?
What is my question? Is it about the nature of drawing and is drawing about the shape of something... Josie felt that everything I do seems to be drawing...
The shape and fitting of the body around the body can be seen as a line that expands and grows. In much the same way as the wire figure. How did it feel to do that? Was it drawing? What is drawing to me?
Maybe I could think of story telling is a type of drawing.
Using a visceral material like cat gut to knit has links to traditional materials ; Like rabbit skin glue used in painting.
Materials: What can they do and where to they come from
How do I feel about the physical movement that drawing has?
Look at hospital rooms nhs projects... how are other people responding to similar questions when there are parameters like working with the NHS. How do you make work that tends people... what happens if I’m making this drawing for a specific person; just for them and on one else, that does or doesn’t trigger a reaction or trauma? How to produce work that is tender? what if they need tenderness?
Look at Lucy Stein painter/drawing mythology
Consider Birth and lineage as drawing a line. Consider movement, wrapping and tracing...
Drawing as an expression of extremes, not traditionally a confrontation means of making art
Lynette Yiadon-boakye figurative painter. It’s the why that I might find useful about this artist.
Big questions to ask:
what is the work doing???
What do I want my work to do and who is it for??