So, heres the update as promised. I don't recall if I posted about my first exibition at the start of this year..relating to an artistic creation relating to the word 'eat'...our brief. Well, mine was a table set with plates with the faces of all the ten dead 'hungerstrikers' of 81' in Northen Irish Gaols...and just name places with the mens name and date of death....mostly all in May of 1981.
It was a controvertial peice..but a pretty sunning and emotive one...which stole centre stage and got me lots of great feedback..and my name spoke about in all sorts of exciting ways.
Well...our end of year catwalk show is on the 3rd of June and M and I are flying over to support my group. I am not displaying my peices as close to submission I ended up in the middle of a 'down cycle' with my bi-polar. It was set of by being treated with morpine for a physical problem..and it knocked me for six. Fro the first in a long time...I was able to nip the progression in the bud. My med team, the student body and my roomies were superb...and it played out without it's usual reign of chaos. So..I submitted early..so I could come home a couple of weeks early...and all is good whre that is concerned.
Has anybody been keeping abreast of the going ons at The Cannes Film Fest. Well, Steve McQueen has released a movie called 'Hunger'..which tells the story mostly of 'Bobby Sands' who led the strike to start of with...he (McQueen) has won an award and the film should air soon. When that happens..I am going public with my instalation from the exibition..only it will be on canvas. The timing couldn't be more perfect...this is the beginnings of me getting my mark made with the type of art I always said I would produce..'that which pulls asunder the shifts and changes of the cultural and political landscape in Ireland over the past thirty years'. It was one of the reasons why the Uni wanted me on the course. Michelle has a contact who is a female journalist who wishes to interveiw me, she is from somewhere in big ole America...so we shall see how this pans out.
One year down..and I am screaming...bring it on for number 2,I love my life, for it is truly charmed..even with the glitches
I hope that you all got what I am going on about...I think that the first exibition is talked about further back in this thread....
If explanations or clarifications are needed..just ask(cos I can talk toothepaste back into the tube)
''Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love