The following artist statement applies to my two previous posts.
Just before finishing my third year of schooling at University, I understood that the summer of 2011 would be my final summer break as I have always known them (time off in-between school years). I’ve never considered it as a negative, mostly just different. I have a hard enough time remembering life outside of the “school-break-school” pattern, and now I’m about to enter a world of my own making.
So for this milestone final summer break, I created two projects that would work hand in hand to develop my work ethic, self-confidence and able-bodiedness. Logger and Settlement. These projects have provided me with structured activities to follow and complete during the occasionally-aimless summer months, and a series of challenges both mentally and physically laborious, yielding no other return than the sense of a job well done.
The premise behind Logger was to find and cut down as many trees as I could with my trusty axe before the summer was up, and Settlement involved making camp in different abandonments for one evening apiece.
The development, execution and presentation of both Logger and Settlement has allowed me to earn a series of truths through experience. I tested my mettle against my own desires, and although I didn’t meet all of my goals, I’m satisfied in the effort I put forward.
“Logger and Settlement”
Completed Mid 2011 - Experimental Work - Shapes Industries