Video on Vimeo here.
“Mathematical precision is an essential ally in my goal of achieving clarity.” John Edmark, Artist Statement.
3-D printed sculptures by John Edmark designed to animate under strobe lighting.
I was inspired by the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, my Granny was the first person to show me this film, so it brings me fond memories. I know she likes it because it is one of the most memorable films she has seen, mostly because of Audrey Hepburn’s performance as Holly Golightly but also because of the soundtrack, Moon River being her favourite. Both of these have in turn become my favourite parts of the film.
In terms of networking on a local scale I have joined the Leeds Visual Art Forum mailing list, this will keep me informed of local opportunities and events.
As well as this I have joined the waiting list for a very popular event at home in Bristol, the North Bristol Art Trail. Held on the last weekend of November every year, it is the most popular of the Bristol art trails. It has been running for 13 years and is open to new and established artists – it’s ever growing popularity has meant that the waiting list to exhibit as part of the weekend is now a few years long. Hence my pre-emptivity in joining now, in the hope that by the time I’m back in bristol in 2016 I will be near the top of the list.
Stokes Croft is an area in Bristol that holds great importance to me; I went to school just outside the area, I regularly pass through on my way in and out of town and my friends and I have been using the services and taking part in events held there since our early teens. It is this place that for a multitude of reasons had significant impact on my interests, as well as the decision to further study, Art and Design. There is a strong independent vibe to Stokes Croft due to the shops, businesses and the population. It is this independence that fuelled the riots against Tesco’s invasion into the area.