Foundation Diploma Art and Design | Class of 2020
Literature as Art
Reviewing this project, I realise that if I were named as harbouring a certain amount of hubris, I wouldn’t be so inclined to dispute the accuser. An admirable feature of creative education is the freedom its students are given to explore whatever it is they wish — it appears that, when given space to explore any subject within art, my natural instinct is to explore English instead. Originally, I’d intended to undertake a writing challenge, but as the world became somewhat preoccupied with other hobbies, I abandoned what few words I’d thus far spat out. Surprisingly optimistic, I turned my attention to the relationship between an author and their writing, pondering the contextual influences that the planet’s current state may paint on an author’s work. Taking found materials and the small workspace of my bedroom, I tried to capture this theme in ways which push the boundary between literature and artwork.