Its the first week of a new self directed project and I am nervous already- I haven't fully fleshed out my concept yet and trying to explain it to others is difficult for me to do. I tried explaining it to my tutor and he didn't seem keen at first but once i stopped mincing my words I think it got through. I need to work on how I can explain the concept of my project clearly and concisely and also need to gather the appropriate visuals for such project, but I am not giving up. I love the idea of this new project and I can see all the possibilities in my head.
Over winter I reread Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, a novel entailing the life of a woman through her childhood on a farm in Aberdeenshire to her adult life eventually owning said farm. It made me think of my own family and my routes, our history of farming and country life and the traces that have been left from the past that we can still see today. It made me realise that eventually everything is reclaimed by time, becoming dilapidated, damaged and overgrown. I want to explore the effect time has on us, the people around us and what they leave behind, specifically looking at my own family and the places significant to us.