Starting on January first 2022, I am proposing to create a digital drawing or short animation on each day of the year.
I will use the images created during 2022 as a starting point to develop a series of large works on paper, with one or two images representing each month.
I find that I draw or create in some form everyday and by challenging myself with this project I am attempting to form a somewhat cohesive body of work.
Given that my work is most often narrative in nature I feel that a long-term project like this will provide deep insight into my life as an artist, mother, and special needs advocate. I am hoping that this project will allow me to share who I am and my feelings and stories in a way that provides you with an example to explore your own story.
I have called this project Physical Digital 365, because my goal is to exhibit 365 prints of the images I create, alongside projections of the animations I produce and the physically realised works on paper or board in a gallery space. Because it often holds no physical form, I have found people to be a little dismissive of digital art. I believe that printing the images and creating drawings/paintings will allow viewers to better appreciate them and their stories.
I may fail and I am ok with that.
There may be blank days and I am ok with that too.
But I have this burning desire to push myself this year, and I am going to listen to it.
The images I create will all be available on my Instagram feed @emmathorpart
I will also be posting them on this page at the end of each month.
I hope that you enjoy following along on my journey.
Click on the links below as the months go by to see the full body of work.
Part one of this project is now complete. I managed to create a work each day of 2022 and I am sure that I will cherish this collection, and it's accompanying stories forever. I learnt a lot about myself this year, my motivations and interests. I was also able to streamline my artistic practices and become more knowledgeable with my digital practice.
As I look forward to 2023, I am excited to see how my work evolves in response to these digital images and I look forward to returning to my physical art practice.
Thank you to everyone who has followed along with my project, your comments and support were wonderful.