As a new year dawns I am reflecting my most recent project, Sounds from home working with Ceda. The project has taught me new skills I wouldn't of done without a push such as working with sound, learning to use sound equipment as well as using editing software, all of these things I feel I was quite frightened of doing before as I hadn't worked within this medium but I am so glad I did use these ways of working.
Working on the Sounds from home project allowed me to connect with people during these strange Covid-19 times, this enabled me to see how people were coping in their own environments. Bringing in sound and collage opened my eyes to how much we take for granted, I was so used to going out and not really paying much attention to my surroundings, to being forced to stay inside with a very limited out look. My surroundings where 4 walls and a galley garden, with a wall so high I can't see over the top. Focusing on what I could hear and turning these into images was a fascinating feet. Seeing other people's work and their interpretations was really interesting, everyone's work was so different was the next it was very uplifting.
Sounds from home taught me to have the confidence to try new things and keep building on learning new skills. Keep working with people and finding my way within the artistic community. This has been a great project and something that I will forever remember making art during the Covid-19 pandemic.