Zines

 

Today I went to a workshop about zines, learning about what they are and how to make them.

During this workshop, I created a zine that expressed the thoughts I was having at the time about booking another trip somewhere new, to which, the outcome was to go.

I have decided that I want to continue making zines on my travels so keep my thoughts and feelings documented, so I can refer back to it and know exactly how I felt at that point in time and remember where I was and what I was doing.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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