||Fin is an artist - working mostly in animation - an educator and a drummer. She has only one n.
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||Born, apparently. Eccentric and therefore Influential Auntie moves in.
||Began school. Introduced to Catholicism as signifying of "which assembly
should I be in?".
||Optimum Nostalgia age.(8) . Dad built us a shed.
||Discovered early politics (via Pirate Radio) and Ice Skating. Decided I definitely
did not want to be a nun.
||Discovered other-ness, and the joy of reading. Decided to be an artist
feminism and its conflicts with organised religion
||Foundation Studies: Bad Perms, worse outfits, intense friendships, and a very bad
Art School: Performance Art, Strict Tempo Ballroom Dancing and the art/craft schism. Discovered
the joy of immersion in the thing you love. Discovered Whiskey
knit-your-own-bread and alternative punch and judy shows. Free Festivals.
school. Discovered the joy of dancing and atheism.
street theatre, Alternative Everything. Lost my best friend to a barmaid
and discovered betrayal
||First proper studio since artschool (Brighton). Bohemia, poverty, and my first
Teacher training in Art and Design. Survived it by playing rock and roll (badly)
up time - discovered girls, bought a house, got a better studio with a
real artist community, packed in bad job to do art, supported by adult
education teaching. Tried to fit myself into a critical context through an MA in fine art- and a better band
||Discovered true love, gardening, dog-ownership, and Samba. Made lots of huge paintings.
First used a computer to make images.
||Grand Passion. Discovered wickedness, leather, and the advantages of being a size
10. This was not to last. Built sheds as an artistic practice.
|| Depression. My first computer. Really excellent studio
||Decided to experiment with my identity and see what would happen if I wasn't making art any more. Studied Multimedia. Got a better computer.
Didn't give up studio just in case.
||A period of significant shed-building, and attempts to engage with an artistic
audience more. Joined a hand-drumming band. Discovered my tutors were
probably right. Started making interactve art with a computer
||Moved to Newcastle, never quite fit in. Rediscovered the Joy of Samba and joined several drumming bands.
||Bought a flat, finally got my own garden shed. Started a PhD. Why? Still trying
to prove something?|
||Discovered Interactive Painting, Got the PhD and the Tshirt . Found True Love...then lost it again.
||Attempting to take self seriously as a post-doctoral practitioner/researcher. How hard can that be??
||Came out as an animator . Still don't fit in. Still don't care.
||Moved into a house with 4 sheds and a stone outhouse. Attempting to grow vegetables and make animations about radish, art and the true nature of sheds...to a samba soundtrack...it's a good time!
||The year of the bucket list.(But not - as far as I know - dying) Go Ape, pony trekking, surfing...go nuts.
||"people are shit, get a cat". They're not, but I did.
||OK, finally, start an actual blog, Pondering the nature of gender and animation. Get annoyed about Disney, eyelashes and robots in pink skirts. I mean, really....
||Nooooooo...Flee from impending assimilation by Computing School. Too early to retire. Never too late to develop the art practice. Illustration, stained glass, comix...nothing is out of the question.
||In search of new challenges, take up running. Midlife crisis? possibly. complete Great North Run
||Start stockpiling glass objects in case of world shortage of loveliness. Finally eject all personal pride enough to take up zumba and line dancing. Wonder if I need to join an art collective?