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DYSLEXIA PROJECT FOR UAL MODUAL

This was an opportunity to use Virtual reality to explore ways in which dyslexic people communicate and express themselves in a way that promotes their alternative methods. I was recently tested to truly reveal the extent to which i had dyslexia. having my profile exposed to me i could start to piece together my history and reflect on the reasons for the barriers I experience.

This tool would go a long way to bridge the gap between imagination and direct communication. I found it to have a feed back loop. My imagination would facilitate thinking to drawing whilst the VR tool would open up my imagination.

I therapist could use such a process to ask questions of the client. I see this not only being a tool for dyslexic people but also a art therapy tool.

CREATING FILM AND SCULPTURE FROM THE GILLS OF A MUSHROOM

THIS WAS A POINT IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS WHERE I REALISED I WAS CONNECTING WITH THE MUSHROOM AND THAT I HAD FOUND SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL THAT I COULD WORK FROM
THIS WAS A VERY SIMPLE TEST TO SEE IF I COULD BEGIN TO REPLICATE THE SHAPE OF THE GILLS WHEN A MUSHROOM MANIPULATED. FROM THIS I REALISED I COULD EXTRUDE RIBBONS OF CLAY TO DEVELOP THE WORK FURTHER. I AM REALLY KEEN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE GENERAL AREA OF CERAMICS, FROM SLIP CASTING TO WORKING WITH GLAZE.

IT WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO WHEN I STARTED USING CLAY AS A MATERIAL FOR EXPLORATION AT UNIVERSITY. WHEN I WAS IN THE CERAMICS STUDIO AT CSM THIS FRIDAY I WAS WISKED BACK TO A WONDER PLACE OF LEARNING. WHILST I WAS TESTING CREATING AND PLAYING I FELT A PROFOUND SENSE OF THE PRIMORDIAL THE PREHISTORIC THE ANCIENT.

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Growing Oyster mushrooms

I WENT ON A MUSHROOM GROWING COURSE BECAUSE I AM INTERESTED IN THE PROCESS OF CULTIVATION. I THIS REQUIRES MUCH PATIENCE BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. I FOUND IT INCREDIBLE. IT GREW TO THE SHAPE OF A PENIS

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IT WAS AMAZING TO DISCOVER THAT THE MYCELIUM NEEDS TO BE TRIGGERED BY SHOCK, THIS MAKES IT FRUIT AND OUT POP THE MUSHROOMS. TO DO THIS I NEED TO SUBMERGE THE MYCELIUM FOR 6 HOURS TO FORCE A SHOCK ON THE ORGANISM