I associate with the Punk Rock ideology: anti-corporation, against mainstream and non-conformity, pro free thought and expression, for equality and anti-authoritarianism.
My whole life differs from the ‘expected’ course of how things are ‘supposed’ to be done. I moved abroad when I was 18, changed career in my late 20’s and started studying in my 30’s. Because I am not a formally educated artist, I regularly use DIY techniques to create work or to figure out how to manipulate materials. My methods are therefore often inexperienced but produce interesting results. I work with many mediums and tend to alter my style according to my mood, thoughts and material that I am using. I also do not have unlimited funding so have to use the materials available to me.
Investigation into this topic will definitely inspire me, it will give me a deeper understanding of the history of this subculture and the methods used. I will be able to produce more in-depth work with better context. Research into this topic is important to me because I am inspired not only by the work produced but also by the powerful emotions behind it. I think the style is very powerful and I hope to create powerful work that speaks to people.
My Final Major Project, the other part of this module, is connected to my essay topic; I am creating a ‘DIY’ website for designers who is at the beginning stages of their careers and who do not have the financial means to buy fancy tools for projects. I will list free resources in a structured manner and the style of the website will be Punk Rock
and opposition art/design inspired.
The following are examples of my work with some background and how they relate to my chosen topic: