Reflective Creativity

Sat 22nd July 2017

Allowing the young people in the Edinburgh Visual Art group to take ownership of their own mini creative projects, they were given access to a various materials to select their own medium with a thoughtful approach to creative experimentation.

One of our young people describes her bead and wire figurines as a visual expression of her mental health and her own personal struggle with anxiety.

Definition: Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life – for example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview.

Or more effectively explained to me as a ‘feeling of being underwater, people talking to you but you are under the water and they are just talking to the surface’.

Anxiety is a common struggle in the world today and recognising the triggers and coping mechanisms this is helpful in trying to keep yourself in a positive space.

Art is objective and people perceive art through their own eyes and try and understand it through the Artists. Why were these pieces were symbolic of anxiety? This was some thoughts that were discussed.

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This second project was a really interesting take on scale and transparency.

By choosing to make huge three dimensional cylinder vase like structures from raw wire that allowed the possibility of something being within.

Instead of illustrating on the surface the tiles were sectioned into piles and coloured at the edges, green, purple, blue, orange and yellow.

This piece still in work is a thought provoking inspiration piece, exploring the beauty in the deconstruction.

The next piece by Brann, used wooden blocks as the base to create a tribal army of faces.

This abstract and mix media approach wants to explore the issue of religious domination, how it has grown from the days of the tribes to modern day.

The next creation was taking the inspiration from the traditional portraiture in the museum and contrasting it with humour by adding the head of a hammer head shark onto the famous shoulder of a man.

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