Music and art combine to create a create a narrative image based on the story of Peter and the Wolf (my favourite is the David Bowie narrated version). This image was created using a photographic technique called painting with light. The canvas is made up of single painting with light shapes digitally stitched together in Photoshop. A painting with light image is created with a moving light source such a torch or a glow stick which is captured on a long exposure. By stiching together lots of separate images it allows a whole class to take part in a final piece of work.
Instruction Based Art
I love to teach this kind of art in schools! It allows the chldren to be truly creative and free to create their art, within the confines of Instruction-Based Art. I mainly teach Sol LeWitt and Yoko Ono. In paticular her Wish Tree, which they love. Here are some examples of how the simplicity of these concepts allows us chance to see their thoughts. Sol LeWitt is very good for teaching how to follow instructions and group work and encourages writing down and sharing of ideas.
Forth Valley Royal Hospital Project
I was commissioned by the hospital to create an exhibition using stories from people who had used and worked at several of the surrounding village hospitals. I had forgotten about this project until recently. It reminded me about the delicate balance between representing myself as an artist, the project aims and outcomes, and the people I work with to create the work.