Enjoyed an exhausting, weird and wonderful day on the coast at the alternative Folkestone Fringe Festival with geek Heather. From dress-up portraits to ringing giant 16th Century bells on the seafront, from derelict railway art installations and a wall covered in scratch card art – to hidden Tracey Emin treasures. A memorable, well-walked journey of creative discovery!
For my heart art, I’ve used a photo that I took of an art installation by Jonathan White called Rare Love – it was one of mine and Heathers favourites.The day started out a bit grey and I shot it from an abstract angle to enhance the erie atmosphere we experienced at that point. I’ve adjusted the curves/levels etc in pshop a bit and cropped into a jaunted heart shape to reflect my overall feeling of the day.
Yesterday a good, long time friend and I went to see the Tracey Emin Love is What you Want exhibition at the Hayward. Neither of us being really familiar with her work but more the medias voice of her, we wandered around in delight, disgust, smiles and anger. Some may say that ‘but how is that art?’ others may say ‘it makes you feel something therefore it is art’, others may drool at her incredible blanket art…I think if I’m honest I was all of those people. I would highly recommend you go see it, not because I think it’s the best thing ever, but because it made me feel. I have a lot of respect for her, the things she communicates, her blatant and then cleverly hidden messages. Her skill, her variety, her life and enthusiasm but most of all her love for artistic expression.