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11. Cowboy Like Me – “๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ”

โ€œcowboy like meโ€ is a country-style song reminiscent of Taylorโ€™s early days. It tells the story of two swindlers who fall in love through a cat-and-mouse fling. This was one of the difficult songs to get imagery and feeling without stating the obvious and using cowboys. I used film photography in the same was I did for โ€œtolerate itโ€ to get the old fashioned feeling and how previous things and can remind you of a loved one. ๐Ÿฅพ

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12. Long Story Short – “๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ด, ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜บ”

โ€œlong story shortโ€ is an ode to her lovers and the drama surrounding them in tabloids and her in the papers. I come across some old photos of myself and remembered the feelings I was going through at the time of a bad break up and what people said about me.

Long story short, it was a bad time

Long story short, I survived ๐Ÿซ€

Polaroid, New Media Art.

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13. Marjorie – “๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ’๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ”

โ€œMarjorieโ€ is track 13 off of Taylor Swiftโ€™s ninth album evermore, and is a tribute to her late grandmother, Marjorie Finlay.

I recently lost my Granddad and currently experiencing similar feelings and thoughts the lyrics say especially coming up to Christmas at the time of making this, this song has a very special place for me and I think is very self-explanatory. ๐Ÿงพ


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14. Closure – โ€œ๐˜ชโ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ดโ€

โ€œClosureโ€ is track 14 on evermore, which the narrator lays into an ex who canโ€™t stand the idea that sheโ€™s still mad at him.

The lyrics of tears, beers and candles really stuck out to me though this song was the hardest to create an artwork and was the last one I created.

This piece is the only painted work throughout the series and I wish I did more now! I used the ideas of green bottles to covey the envy with some abstract colours of candles burning and glowing in the background. ๐Ÿบ

Acrylic on cardboard.

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15. Evermore – “๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต, ๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ” (Welcome To The Evermore Series)

Welcome to The โ€œSit Here In This Hurtโ€ Series, where I will be responding to the album โ€œevermoreโ€ in a range of mixed media processes. I will be starting with the last image to create a chronological order of posts. Please Enjoy x

The closing track on the standard edition of evermore is a meditative piano ballad tracking the narratorโ€™s journey from a seemingly unending period of deep depression and hurt to a place of hope.

I used an outtake of my previous work as it created a dreamy feel for me and played with the ideas of lighting and really helped me when I was down at that time and helped me come to terms with certain things and express myself. ๐ŸŒซ


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Leeds Light Night 2020 – My Experience

Every year I go Leeds Light Night without fail, seeing Leeds in a whole new light (pardon the pun) is gorgeous! My favourite light night was 2018s, 100 Years Of The Womenโ€™s Vote. The Queens hotel had an amazing show, it had fire, it had dragons and it was projected all on to 40,000 cubic feet of Portland Stone! Stunning!

However, this year Light Night couldnโ€™t proceed due to the pandemic as light night brings a lot of footfall into the city centre. This year was described as an โ€œamazing light art activity on offer in Leeds during autumn / winter 2020, kicking off with โ€˜Laser Light Cityโ€™ 22 to 24 October.โ€
So to reduce footfall into the city they had lasers project into the sky which is a brilliant idea. At first I loved this idea and I waited until it started on the 22nd and I sawโ€ฆ nothing. I thought maybe itโ€™s still a little light outside. A hour went by and I was in absolute darkness now, I still saw nothing! I was devastated!
I couldnโ€™t see anything apart from an odd light on a cloud for the days it was on.
The Light Team said the best way to view the lights is in the Leeds City Centre which surely goes against the whole point of the footfall in Leeds to reduce the COVID-19 spread?

I donโ€™t know, I was very disappointed with this years set up of light night. They should of just had a year off and come back next year (hopefully) bigger and better!

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The Vincent Van Gogh Immersive Experience – St Maryโ€™s Church, Castlegate, York

Described as A โ€œ360 degree journey into the Universe of a Genius.โ€

The Vincent Van Gogh experience is nothing like Iโ€™ve experienced before, sitting in St Maryโ€™s Church in York with the stories and the work of Van Gogh being projected around the walls, roof and floor of the church is absolutely breathtaking and mesmerising.

I am unsure now due to COVID-19 if the Virtual Reality Experience is available, but when I went I managed to have a go and as strange as this sounds I feel like I have met Van Gogh. Go ahead call me strange!

The VR experience shows you around the town Van Gogh grew up around Arles and Provence. Telling you the story of his life and the storyโ€™s behind the paintings, setting the scene I really felt like I was there! Itโ€™s an unforgettable experience and I highly recommend.

I have attached videos and photos to this blog post but they really donโ€™t do the experience justice. If you do go make sure to wear your mask and keep your distance!

Tickets are ยฃ13.00 but absolutely worth it, the experience is on until February 2021, so lots of time to experience this. You can book tickets here:

โ€œHave you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Take an awe-inspiring journey into the world of Van Gogh, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the 19th century, exploring his life, his work – and his secrets – as never before through cutting-edge 360 degree digital projections, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show. A UK premiere – nobody leaves unmoved.โ€