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some thoughts on finishing

The problem with a final statement like this is the temptation to summarise. Yet my practice and this  project attempts to resist summary, and seeks to enjoy the advantages of the open-ended and indeterminate.

Or at lest that was my intention when entering this residency. But as this blog documents I largely struggled to feel comfortable situating this way of working in the school environment. The nature of dropping in and out of the studio along with attempts to be public with my process  meant that I had limited time to reflect and sit with this uncomfortable feeling.

I became stuck in the very quandary of expectation and outcome that I was trying to address. Like many of the students who I have encountered the question of what to do next stumped me. And following the advice I was giving I had to find strategies to get myself going again.