Inspiration

International artist, Andrew Litten, has been inspired to share his work with This ‘Me’ of Mine. Rebecca Baillie writes this about Andrew’s work:

Carrying an awareness that our most complex interior states can be traced back to bodily links and to the severance of such links, Andrew Litten seeks to assuage feelings of separateness through attachment. In this exhibition he explores attachment in two ways: through connections housed within an individual self, and through the visceral and dependent relationship that exists between an artist and their artwork.

This is from an accompanying text to Andrew’s exhibition site, ID Smear. Read more of Rebecca’s beautiful text here. Here is a sampling from Andrew’s bold portfolio. See more of Andrew’s work and impressive exhibition history at ID Smear and on Re-Title.

Future Adult? by Andrew Litten

Future Adult? by Andrew Litten

Paranoid Man with Red Car_Andrew Litten

Paranoid Man with Red Car by Andrew Litten

Father Hated Me_Andrew Litten

‘Father Hated Me’ He Frequently Says, but These Days He is Content in His Unfinished Aloneness Just Quietly doing Quiet Things Around The House. by Andrew Litten

OCD Boy_Andrew Litten

OCD Boy (keeps counting) by Andrew Litten

Time to Move On_Andrew Litten

Time To Move On From This Manic Behaviour by Andrew Litten

Never Let Me Go by Andrew Litten

Never Let Me Go by Andrew Litten


London-based artist, Molly Behagg has been inspired to share some of her work with This ‘Me’ of Mine.  And I’m so pleased because Molly’s work is quite, beautiful and beguiling. She says this in her artist statement…

“My work is concerned with how self-identity is shaped through experience and how everyday places or objects are transformed through personal narratives and memory. The concept of home is important to me and I am interested in how people use places to define themselves. I believe that the absence, as well as the reflection of people, can to give voice to the hidden narratives of places and objects, the passage of time, silence, movement and the ever-changing self.”

In these two examples – Vertigo and Thaw, excerpted from the larger series each, Molly illustrates a keen sensitivity to identity, place, memory and the constraints of  self-definition. See more of Molly’s work at www.mollybehagg.co.uk

Vertigo

Vertigo (c)2011 Molly Behagg

Vertigo, (c)2011 Molly Behagg, oil paint and glass installation

Vertigo (c)2011 Molly Behagg

Vertigo, (c)2011 Molly Behagg, oil paint and glass installation

Vertigo, (c)2011 Molly Behagg

Vertigo, (c)2011 Molly Behagg, oil paint and glass installation

Thaw

Thaw, (c)2012 Molly Behagg

Thaw, (c)2012 Molly Behagg, black and white photograph

Thaw, (c)2012 Molly Behagg

Thaw, (c)2012 Molly Behagg, black and white photograph

Thaw (c)2012 Molly Behagg

Thaw, (c)2012 Molly Behagg, black and white photograph


Science Daily logoThis article, The Person Inside the Present: Narcissists Buy to Big Themselves Up, by Dr Aiden Gregg who will be on our symposium panel, is not strictly ‘inspired’ by This ‘Me’ of Mine, but Dr Gregg posted a link to the article on our Facebook page, thus making a link to his work. Narcissism is an underlying aspect of the discussion we will be having at the symposium, on social media use, emotional connections with objects and how we define ourselves.

Brilliant! Thanks Dr Gregg.


Recently, exhibiting artist David Riley added “This ‘Me’ of Mine” to his list of ‘key phrases’.  David’s work as you know, involves coding and most of his work revolves around his list of key phrases which means that when he explores a new visual coding process his phrases appear.  These phrases are meaningful to David as significant indicators of his professional activity, for example he used to type in ‘Hello World’ when he worked as a systems engineer as a test phrase.  As an artist, his choice to add “This ‘Me’ of Mine” is an indication of the importance this project has for him.  I am deeply honoured by the inclusion of This ‘Me’ of Mine in David’s personal key phrase list.

Look at what he’s done…!

This 'Me' of Mine: a found alphabet (c)2012 David Riley

This ‘Me’ of Mine: a found alphabet (c)2012 David Riley

This Me of Mine has now been recorded in several new ways at:

This 'Me' of Mine: 1 pixel alphabet (c)2012 David Riley

This ‘Me’ of Mine: 1 pixel alphabet (c)2012 David Riley


Have you been inspired by something you seen or read here on This ‘Me’ of Mine? If you have, we would love to know about it! Contact me using the contact form provided on the CONTACT page or via email at ThisMeofMine [at] gmail.com

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