Our class must seem like the biggest bunch of perverts to ever run amok in CSM.
We had our 10 minute presentation to the first years yesterday and I can’t even imagine what they think. The last years batch seem like quite a tame bunch comparatively. They did birds on urban buildings, paper sculptures of deer heads, the landscape of Scotland, drawings of their mother, a large cardboard horse and little sewn books.
AND WE DO:
Amalia: Has drawings on semi nude blue women bleeding or with large scars, sitting in prams or near toilets. She says “Yooou knooooow, Ahm vaary eenterrested in saado-maaaschocism you know theese things, I dunno” [She has a pronounced Greek drawl]
Martin says “At the moment I find I’m really interested in fat arses” [He’s from Bedford]
Ed: Collects tart cards. Has a drawing of a goat going down on a woman in garters and Winnie the Pooh performing fellatio on a pot of honey. [fucking genius Ed, the Winnie the Pooh thing I love]
Fernanda: Is doing work about the rapes and murders of the women is Juarez, Mexico. Very serious. Very dark.
Alex: said he wanted to stencil graffiti of prostitutes in Soho [Shit. Personally, I think its a fucking rubbish idea and same for his photoshop work]
Chris: Drawings of women usually of the crappy things in relationships but getting progressively more graphic and pornographic.
Me: Have loads of naked people doing strange things to our tutors [Gary and Foz] and naked pregnant women smoking.
and fianlly our tutor
Foz: Says his work had become so obscene that his own wife remarked she was so completely offended she didn’t want to say anything anymore.
Some useful things to know about Foz:
Paint right out of the tube
HATES! When things are printed on cheap paper
Pet peeve: The printmaking department being unhelpful.
The CSM illustration budget
People not reading his emails.
People not reading his emails, not showing up to crits and then not apologizing.
BEING LATE!! HUGE HUGE ISSUE! Especially if you don’t let him know.
He has a earring in his right ear. It is not a regular earring. It is a thin wire, that hugs the lobe all the way round, without a single gap. It’s almost as if the earring itself somehow locks his earlobe to the rest of his ear. Without it, the earlobe would simply drop off. It is a very fascinating and odd item of jewelry.
When 3 colours are laid over each other and happen to make another colour.
Amalia’s perversion [perhaps reflects his own current interest]
Big paint brushes
Illustration drawn in a way so that directs you to what’s important. A level of priority within the work
Wants everyone to have bits that are scribbly and bit that are anal and precise. I keep fighting him on this issue.
saying the word ‘naff’
Pointing at people with his new crutch [broke his toe falling off the bottom rung of a ladder onto a hoover nozzle]
saying the word “shite” [said shy-eet]
saying “this sort-of stuff really fucks me off”
“Its them things that are what M.A.ness is about.”