Tuesday, 19 July 2011
This piece is based on a short story by Ben Okri called 'The Lie'. The narrative follows a king's pursuit of the greatest truth. He does this by sending those at his command to search the land for the greatest lie and 'hoped that by finding out the lie he would, by deduction, arrive at the greatest truth.' My interpretation consists of symbols of each lie brought back to the king. I think my favourite is the blindfold and glasses, which symbolises a blind man's belief that the greatest lie was that the blind could not see and the sighted could. It was tricky to come up with a symbol but very enjoyable, I love that kind of problem solving.
Thursday, 14 July 2011
Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything. I've been working on a fairly time consuming project for the past 3 weeks, which I finally finished on Tuesday, not to mention a couple of trips down to London taking up some more time. Still, shouldn't complain it's good to be busy.
The above piece is an editorial I've been working on for the past couple of days, based on an article from Men's Running magazine. It responds to the columnist's exhausted admiration of the British long distance runner Mo Farah, after competing against him in Bupa's 10k London marathon.