Art from words – using narratives to make pictures and incorporating text

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to make art on the basis of other people’s words – two to accompany poems and one a book cover – and latterly my painting course has introduced projects that require paintings drawing on narratives from stories. These can be news stories, fiction, poetry; anything that takes hold emotionally and inspires a composition. The projects also feature something called appropriation, which is when you take something, a photograph or print of someone else’s painting, and incorporate it into your own work, often without referencing the appropriated piece. This makes me uncomfortable as both the scientific … Continue reading Art from words – using narratives to make pictures and incorporating text

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Emily Buckingham and the Major’s Madam

Emily Buckingham and the Major’s Madam Up until the point at which she first met Mrs Wilberforce, Emily Buckingham’s life had been about as eventful as a well-prepared cucumber sandwich; there were few shocks to be had in such a thing. Now though, as she lay supine in the mud – a Bruegelian Lady of Shallot, her dress billowing in quantities of putrescence, it could hardly be more eventful. Matters began with an incident on an omnibus. The vehicle in question had come to a precipitous halt at the roadside, near to where Miss Buckingham’s carriage rested, in order to … Continue reading Emily Buckingham and the Major’s Madam

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Be A Lady They Said

Originally posted on Writings of a Furious Woman:
Be a lady they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts. Don’t show your midriff. Don’t show your cleavage. Don’t show your underwear. Don’t show your shoulders. Cover up. Leave something to the imagination. Dress modestly. Don’t be a temptress. Men can’t control themselves. Men have needs. You look frumpy. Loosen up. Show some skin. Look sexy. Look hot. Don’t be so provocative. You’re asking for it. Wear black. Wear… Continue reading Be A Lady They Said

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‘Rubbish’

Frau Nein Frau Nein Blocks deal Britain must walk over broken glass Boris takes control It’s German intransigence he says That means 80% no deal Is real Talks expire today Says the Mail Online In its headline We all hope together But for different things Found poem taken from the text of the Mail Online front page December 13th 2020. (c) Suzanne Conboy-hill 2020 Continue reading ‘Rubbish’

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