I found all of the students’ work so thought provoking so I am sharing with you some more images of this year’s performance.
A big part of my Opus studies is sketchbooks. I am learning to develop my ideas visually and to record the process on paper which acts as steps towards realising them in textiles. This entry in the performance is by a 4th year drawing student, Jennifer Crighton.
Jennifer has literally brought to life drawings from a sketchbook. One of the interesting things about how these ‘creatures’ came about is they are a result of ‘shared drawings’ by a group of her fellow students at ACAD.
Students with ‘individually diverse’ practices are able to communicate through a sketchbook what fills their imaginations. This collaboration illustrates to me how well ACAD students’ creativity & talents are developed at the school.
To quote that now famous quote,
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” Albert Einstein
This is the message in the movie ‘The Diving Bell & the Butterfly’ and it adds memories to the mix.