And so it begins
Joanna Hartle • Sep 30, 2021
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Third attempt at the blog commencement, now early evening on Thursday evening, so here goes.
This is my new blog, it will track the progress of my completion of my BA (Hons) in Art and Environment that
I felt drawn to finish all of a sudden last week, so I did, the course literally dropped into my lap, and rather than start my MA like I had planned, I decided I wanted to finish the first one. So I return to Writtle after
finishing Year 2 in 2004, having had a babe mid way through the second year. I will be one month shy of 50th when I complete.
The week started out, the learning curve huge, from 20 minutes in, I was faced with the questions of all questions,
What is Art?
What isn't Art?
Who Says what is Art or not?
Is Art something we are born into or is it elitist ?
What or Who am I?
I was for the first time ever, facing the identity of how I am seen, how I see myself, how I identify as a person and what I might actually be afraid to release.
Topped with a 48 years 11months and 2 weeks worth of social construct about how these identities affect my choices and behaviours.
So many different labels, to the right are snapshots of things that have been intrinsic to this.
All real experiences from the last 30 years.
It's always a shock to me , although it shouldn't that whatever label is gifted to us, how we then adapt behaviours to this, it's the nature nurture debate, with nurture favoured to normalise.
I wouldn't say I was normal, I am quite happy with that, what I have been , how the 2D identify has given me.
I have become more true to myself, it's just that I realise that I didn't really share this, so it seems like I am a lone warrior.
The universe, seems to think it's time to challenge that.
I sense its time to shed the identities that are out of date, shed a skin as such and allow space for what can develop if it has the space and time to develop.
"Come back to what you know" seems a bit of the safe option and unlike other times it's time to embrace the riskiest thing of all - the discovery of me.