My first term is over... I thoroughly enjoyed it - lots of work but it was good. Both Ailsa and Martin were great. Met some nice people from Martin's class. Will probably run into a few of them next year in Philip's Folklore class. There is so much to learn about culture. I really liked Bourdieu's work.
November 01, 2015
October 10, 2015
I have officially started my PhD program - two courses in the fall, two in the winter and one in the spring...reading, writing, and more reading and more writing for the next many months. There is so much to learn and a great deal to take in. Sociology of Culture and Folklore Genres and Processing are the two courses I am taking now. Bourdieu's Distinction offers a lot. The working class aesthetic would be a good reference for my project.
Have also committed to have a show in October at Red Ochre. It is going to be a challenge in the next few weeks trying to balance my own art practice and academic work.
August 28, 2015
March 17, 2015
It's been quite a couple of months - putting together an application for the PhD program at MUN, learning to do a mobile app for our 'cod liver oil' project with Pouch Cove Heritage. There are two painting I want to finish for the spring show at Red Ochre. Here is one of them.
January 05, 2015
Spirit of the Sea -
After going through and selecting audio and video clips, I put together a eight minute long version and presented it to Ken Pittman and Tristram Clark for their review. Ken provided constructive and informative comments from a documentary/film maker perspective. Tristram’s technical expertise in videography brought the final version to a higher quality work. The time spent with them was truly a worthwhile learning experience.