Making Connections

When making connections with Dr.Daro Montag, I asked the questions " Do you see the destruction of the bees body clearly ?Does the backgrounds motion, show a dream like image ? or is there a way I could improve this ?Do I have a coherent visual language within my practice ? Does the flower/ bee hive hand made paper add or distract from the overall composition of my image ?"

Dr.Montags reply

"Interesting work. It certainly does have a dream like quality. However from the image it would not immediately strike me – I suspect within a context of statement and other work the intention would be much clearer.

I had an MA student a couple of years ago who produced photographic prints using natural plant dyes – these faded over time. Here’s a link to her work. http://www.artspread.co.uk/carla-wentink/

I like the idea of lacing your images with pesticide – does this change the colour, or have any visual impact?

And I’m very interested in work that considers the plight of bees."

In reply to his statement, I feel even thought he said "It wouldn't strike me immediately" this is actually a good thing, it shows my works doing what I wanted it too. I want people to see the image and be interested by its visual qualities and then allowing there minds to open to the context of the image. Whilst replying to Dr.montag, I am creating a series of images in which the pesticides shape the image, the images are printed onto paper created with old bee hives and flowers, in which the pesticide east through the paper over time, relieving the layers of the paper creating a multi


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