in contrast to shipshape (tidy, ordered, regulated) that which is "slipshape" is characterised by fluidity, uncertainty, shape-shift and flow.
This novel word resonates with me, I seem to seek these qualities not only in the meaning but the visual qualities in my work. How can I stage my work in a slipshape fashion and smuggle meaning into my assemblage?
I have had feedback that I ask a lot of my viewer; by doing so I feel that this extends the range of possibilities (value and meaning) within the viewing. Certainly over the two days of the exhibition I found myself creating new ideas in possible meanings of the work. That pleases me.
My degree show work will be an assemblage that will interact with the gallery architecture and other works but at the same time will be wholly independent of any white gallery walls, architectural fixtures and fittings. Of course I don't know what space I will be allotted, but I will enjoy the challenge of assembling the various elements to achieve my intentions. Maybe I will change it every day?