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Artist and wordsmith, whose work engages with issues of access, from acknowledged physical needs to perceived symbolic exclusions. After being selected as one of DAO's New Voices in 2011, Gini's online presence has become an integral part of her arts practice

'In search of emotional completeness and overflowing comprehension.'

7 March 2014

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In shiny pink letters on a blue background the fragmented words 'because I can' shine out.

I recently rolled around an exhibition I would be tempted to describe as invisible. I find this frustrating. To be surrounded by a body of work that says nothing to me (to the point of invisibility), is somehow creepy; a disturbing and unsettling experience.   I need art to make sense of the world; to expand and finesse the identity I call self and my relationship to those I call others. Through art I may grow into rich diversities of unknown. The artworks I am drawn to are works that...

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Art-induced Confusion - another very personal reaction to an exhibition

15 March 2014

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Pen and black ink drawing of a Capercaillie displaying its tail feathers. The bird is a herbivore, but in my drawing the profiled beak looks more predatory.

Rolling through the empty Cathedral Close on a chilly grey morning, I was intrigued to see a delivery of large, assorted carved and uncarved stones. They were being steadfastly ignored by Frink's Walking Madonna, but I was curious and open to anticipation. Previous sculptures have, on the whole, worked well with the almost 800 year old building and the atmosphere of its surrounding Close. I wondered how long it would take to assemble the jumble strewn out over the grass. It was like being...

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