It has been over a month since I last saw my personal tutor David Blyth so I was keen to meet up and discuss my plan for the Masters Show. David too was eager to make sure I had begun my dissertation and had a focused proposal for my practical works.
To date for my dissertation I have read several books collecting quotes. What has been frustrating me however is the how to begin and the shaping of that elusive question that I must research and answer. I began by writing down keywords that where important to my practice:
Looking back through my blog I started to recognise paragraphs that I thought should be included in my dissertation and expanded upon. I showed them to David and expressed that I was concerned that my 'voice' and 'journey' was highly personal and wildly romantic. That at high school too it had been noted by my English teacher that I always wrote in a 'stream of consciousness'. David agreed that these passages should indeed be included in my research paper then preceded to help me move forwards by teaching me how break down and structure my thesis into manageable chapters.
Happy that I was now on track to begin my dissertation I showed David my plan for the Masters Show. An ambitious list that I already knew was too long for the short time that there is left to make. Again the wisdom of my mentor focused me and enlightened me to what I already had and had not seen! I will not explain here for I wish it to be a surprise for my show, I traveled homewards excited, inspired and grateful for the guidance of my generous and kind teacher; impatient to return to my studio space.