The question I have been asking at the moment is "how do you stay positive and move forward with your practise after negative feedback" After having to resubmit work from my first term, finding enjoyment in my process has been hard. It - unluckily for me - came at a point where a lot was going in personally which was making me question a lot about myself, so learning that the aspect of my life I thought I was able to do I had failed in, didn't feel to great.
To make this a positive experience. I have tried to make it a couple of weeks where I had the chance to review my previous research and reevaluate my position. With this in mind it has been a more positive process going back through my research and rewriting and refining the thoughts I had/have on various artworks, artists, and schools of thought. It has helped me to pick out what was valuable out of the research from my first term and refine my artist statement. I feel now that I can be clearer when speaking about what my work is aiming to address. With the rest of the exploration term I hope to refine how I will use the mediums that my thoughts and concepts will be embedded with in.
This resubmission has also highlighted the importance of how I present my work. Ideas and research seems to be able to be lost depending on the format I choose to use. Also how presentation of work can differ so much from discipline to discipline. When I say this I refer to my dance practise; when showing research process and final works in the past how this is presented seems to have differences to the expectations I have found in this Fine Art course. When it comes to presentation of written work and tackling the PDP for this term. I have decided this term I have to create and stick to plans, and set myself tasks with weekly deadlines. That I will review and write weekly reviews on weekly plans and the tutorials and seminars on Wednesdays.
When faced with time of doubt like this I feel it has to be embraced as much as times of clarity. It has moved me forward with my practice and taking my to discover new things that I hadn't previously considered.
Jodi ann Nicholson
I am a multidisciplinary artist. my training started at the Contemporary Dance School, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Continuing developing my creative practice at Cardiff School of Art and Design in their Masters in Fine Arts course.