|Virginia getting into the flow of the music|
Inventive signposting led me to the community centre and a room with a really interesting mix of people from stone carvers to art therapists, journalists and ceramicists.
It was a taster for Virgina’s new selection of classes starting in July. During our evening we learned about motifs: regularly occurring aspects in music such as the “dun dun dun daaa” in Beethoven’s 5th symphony. We played around with our own motifs in our own work which proved to be most enlightening. I liked seeing the links between different disciplines. Virginia handled the technical glitch of the projector not working, well and was on hand to lend friendly advice. We fed back as a group on our work and a large part of what I got out of the evening was seeing other people’s interpretations and discussing.
Here are a few pieces with the kind permission of their creators:
Marcia – an inventive piece of writing based on “getting started” as the motif:
"It started like a drop of water softly padding into hard ground. Each plonk making more of an indent till the solidness gave way, gently creating a softer receptacle willing to accept the inevitability of the landing.
It started like a murmur – low and hesitant, growing into a hum as it gained momentum, insistent upon being heard, till its roar could no longer be contained, nor hushed.
It started as most things – one day it appeared. One day it was just ... there. One day it existed.
For her, it started as an idea of life, of a different life that, while still her, was making indentations in a hard ground. While still her, was raising a roar. While still her, was insisting upon existing.
It started. She had started. Her journey unmapped, her destination unclear. Yet, she had started."
A sailing ship converted to a comic strip from Phoebe Swan, an illustrator.
|My first piece of work with freedom and bursting as the motifs|
|Exploring the motif of freedom and bursting jagged edges visually|
passion & vigour.
Freedom to be expansive.
Opportunities abound as
freedom takes hold.
Freedom of fields,
freedom from foe,
freedom from feeling of
capture and woe.
freedom from convention
freedom from fear and freedom from...
finishing the sentences
with neat little points
Freedom to express
and delight, giggle
and take flight.
Freedom is bliss
And freedom is light.