As my painting has been coming along in recent weeks, I have begun to think more about what I would like to display for the degree show. Over the past few months, the importance of photographs as reference points has really emerged. I’ve come to realise that my photographs, at least this year, have a relevance to the painting that I still want to explore.
I had the idea of scanning my negatives and converting them to 35mm slides a while ago, but I have only recently been able to realise this technically using a negative scanner. I’m considering having a slide show alongside my work which would, in a way, reference my earlier interest in Phil Collins’ freefotolab series (see context post). Ideally I would continue to use the cabin space if I can, which I feel would create a separate environment which would complement the other work on show.