as an artist
as an educator
as an adult
as a child
My interest in escapism originally branched from childhood narratives, nostalgic hope.
'Hope' that even the most familiar environments can burst into fun, laughter and complete belief in the unfamiliar!
Unfamiliar magic as well as unfamiliar steps to recovery.
A zoomorphic approach?
How can I provide positive escape and healing narratives?
Primary education, for me, is heavily driven by our ability to own our actions. This has been triggered by perspectives of Social Sculpture, by Joseph Beuys, and a TRIBES approach in the classroom.
A teaching based approach to 'narrative' may be fruitful: defining characters, settings and plot may provide 'resolutionary' strategies beyond 'problem' and 'introduction'.
Can my life-narrative make a difference to others?
For the sake of my parents' and grandparents' hard earned wisdom, I would hope that continued analysis of self will bring a 'yes'...
Only time will tell.