|Overview of the 3 works I have on display|
during the graduation exhibit
In the appendix of my diploma the teachers added a little note saying they experienced the process and presentation of my work open and direct, making it a very daring contribution. I smiled and signed the documents making a mental note to look up the word 'daring'. These little words are very important, and I prefer to fully grasp their meaning. So I looked it up... this is what the dictionary has to say about daring...
- A challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy. Synonyms: Dare.
- The trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger. Synonyms: Boldness, Hardihood.
- Radically new or original. Synonyms: Avant-garde.
|The blown up photograph from my performance with my head in a box of earth,|
it made people stop in their tracks
I'm glad that I looked it up. Because even though I show two photographs that are registrations of a performance, every piece that is on display demands a specific approach. Making it for some people hard to believe they are made by one person. There is my thesis subject again: The Human Need To Order The World. All the pieces come together, the puzzle provides an overview of my visual langue. I never imagined that my graduation exhibit would look like this; an intricate web of connected bulbs of interest.
|Close-up from the Bisons head|
Making art is like a battle, an endless fight with myself and my ideas, my needs and desires. Yet its process is the most rewarding and exhilarating thing I can think of.
Dennis Verbeke 2012