Great scholar = great listener
Experimental group tutorials: What is the biggest challenge with your work?
6 minute silence - problem, challenge, choice
20 minutes open questions
5 minutes reflect and write thoughts (all three people)
Open vs closed questions:
Tell us about the process you used in this work? vs Is this oil paint?
How does it feel when you are doing this? vs Do you enjoy doing this?
What is the biggest challenge with your work?
To be vulnerable
To expose myself to the negatives of looking back on my childhood
In a group with Xinyue and Molly.
Topic to start working on, choices feel to general
Philosophy term 'the other', being watched, under pressure, paying too much attention to what other people think
Couldn't give general answers about feelings and speak for other people
Eyes of Buddha as a starting point
Start with broken eyes - as the Buddha is high above society, but Buddhism is also within people
Group change due to people needing to leave, changed groups to be with Eirini, Tanya and Donald.
Previously looking at myths, now looking at philosophy, the sea, the fluidity of her connection with the sea
Bodies of Water book by Astrida Neimanis
Uses fluid materials that connect to the sea, rather than rigid, structural materials like sculpture
What would your work look like with fixed structural elements?
Won't create without a preliminary design
Going through psychotherapy that's helping to pen the scattered thoughts and uncover parts of herself
Let myself be vulnerable while reflecting
Talk to NSPCC about PTSD with children
Tanya - narrative therapy apps that help children with PTSD
Do I think this project has a reach beyond those with gender dysphoria? Yes, those general feelings of un-comfortability that are experienced universally
How do I think this can help support people going through this and their support systems? Showing how I was supported, what worked for me and what didn't, how I supported myself and coped with things, resources available for support, people you can talk to - a sense of not being alone established