Friday 17th Februrary

Today I have been putting in the pictures I have found onto my workflow page. In general, I like to do some research and have an idea of what I am looking at before I put the pictures on workflow as then I have an idea of the different categories I could put the pictures in to make it clear and readable. As I have said many times before, this takes much longer than I anticipate, so perhaps I good way of doing this would be to do it in short bursts, so perhaps spending an hour on workflow every day. This could help ensure that I maintain my concentration and don’t get distracted as is easy when I know that I have hours to stare at my laptop.

I have also been thinking that lots of my references at the moment come from fashion, so I think that firstly I need to find more references from artists to see how people have explored similar ideas in a different medium. I have been trying to search for some artists, but so far I haven’t found any that particularly inspire me, so perhaps I could either ask one of my colleagues if there is any person’s work that springs to mind when they look at my research, or look up previous exhibitions at galleries.

I have noticed also that so far my entire project is based on looking at clothes, which makes sense given my idea of looking at how clothes represent us and a belief system or affiliation to a certain set of ideals, but I don’t know whether this would make my project too limited? I don’t know whether it would be a good idea to find some references outside of clothing, but so far I am not sure what I could look at without it going off on a complete tangent and finding something completely unrelated. One thing that I want to avoid is having too many references crossing over each other so it becomes convoluted and confusing. 

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