I'm well past an update on what I've been doing recently. My work is falling into what I consider to be 3 distinct areas :
1. Glitched work.
This involves using multiple exposures, apps on my phone like Decim8, Audacity and Photoshop.
The work produced is mainly photographic, and tries to give a sense of a memory of a space moved though and seen from many angles, whilst revealing the 'coded' nature of these memories.
If this needs clarifying ask me what the hell I'm on about.
2. Self portraiture. Due to a lot of factors, the main one I work out of my garage and don't leave there unless the kids are bleeding or hungry. The net result is I see me a lot and hang out too much in my head. With the portraits I'm trying to express the emotions and mind states I'm feeling. The works feel self referential to me. Me expressing my mind state in paint to me.
3. Text based work. I'm loath to call the work typographical as that implies the art of letter design. My work with the text is about flows of consciousness and word play. In the main each word really references and springboards off the previous. I create syntactically correct phrases, where the semantics break down past the word level. The inspiration comes from the 'myth of the book' and from Paul Klee's 'Open Book'.
These various strands overlap, and currently I'm trying to find a way to link them together in a way that is both visually and conceptually pleasing to me.