MA Art & Design
I have 40 years of experience in the design industry and, of
late, teaching. I have always undertaken continuous professional
development as I believe that we are never too old to learn. My
main objective for the course was to get back in touch with my
creativity. I employed photography, mark-making, printmaking and
digital techniques to address subjects relating to the blending of
the urban and the rural. This has been finally realised through a
number of illustrations inspired by song lyrics that form part of a
CD package. In my research strand I looked at plagiarism in
graphics, the stimulation of creativity and issues of commercialism
and sexualisation through the prism of media induced moral panic.
Having always thought of myself in commercial terms as a graphic
designer I am indebted to the journey through the MA in re-defining
myself as an artist.