A few thoughts about Anthea McGibbon artworks for students

Anthea McGibbon answers questions about works of art she actually has produced to students for their research papers.


Below are a few answers to questions posed by a student, over the weekend, about my work. That is after she visited websites showcasing a few works created by me.

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A summary of my works, are at Anthea McGibbon Artworks and this site provides actual albums of my actual works as well as links.
I’ve posted the questions and responses here for the benefit of other students who on occasion also comes to my site, or ask about my work as either a literary or visual artist which includes painting, graphics, photography, writing, and as an arts and communications consultant. For obvious reasons her name is not being mentioned.
The questions and answer are as follows:

[1] Why did you choose to do art?
I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CREATIVE. I ALWAYS, SINCE CHILDHOOD, AM DOODLING, SKETCHING, SCRIBBLING, DRAWING OR DABBING PAINT. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ATTRACTED TO NATURE, ESPECIALLY SEEING THINGS COME ABOUT FROM NOTHING OR GET TRANSFORMED THROUGH GROWTH. I COSE TO DO ART, BECAUSE OF THESE FASCINATIONS AND BECAUSE ART IS A TOOL THAT CAN BE APPLIED IN ALMOST IF NOT ALL AREAS OF LIFE.

[2] Where did you get your inspiration from?
MY INSPIRATION FIRSTLY COMES FROM CREATION.. MADE BY GOD THE ORIGINAL CREATOR. THEN AS I OBSERVE NATURE AND THE GREATNESS OF OTHERS I AM ALSO INSPIRED. I ALSO AM FURTHER INSPIRED BY THE MOTIVATION AND HAPPINESS THAT MY WORKS GIVE OTHERS.

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[2b] I also have been a fan of nature, but mostly flowering plants and orchids
ORCHIDS ARE MY FAVOURITE… AND THEIR CHARACTER REMINDS ME OF CHARACTER TRAITS I ADMIRE AND WOULD LOVE TO POSESS AND IMPROVE IN ME. SO THEY INSPIRE ME GREATLY IN MY WORK.

[3] How does the work appeal to you the artist?
WHICH WORK -YOUR WORK. AS AN ARTIST YOUR WORK APPEALS TO ME TREMENDOUSLY. YOU HAVE REPRODUCED WHAT YOU HAVE OBSERVED, BUT IN YOUR OWN INTERPRESTATION. SO TO ME YOU HAVE COMMUNICTED HOW YOU VIEW THESE PERSONS ESPECIALLY BOB MARLEY THROUGH YOUR STYLE, TECHNIQUE AND CHARACTER OF YOUR WORK.
[3b]QUESTION 3 is in reference to your photograph-caradise,paradise in the caribbean.
CREATION APPEALS TO ME A LOT AS AN ARTIST – WE ARE RALLY IMITATING WHAT’s ALREADY CREATED EVEN IF THE RESULT IS ABSTRACT

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[4] What emotion/s do you want to convey,evoke or stimulate?
I WOULD LOVE FOR PERSONS TO BE STIMULATED TO THINK ABOUT THEIR PURPOSE IN LIFE AND ADD PROPER PERSPECTIVE TO ALL THAT’S ORIGINALLY CREATED. I ALSO WOULD LOVE FOR PERSONS TO BE SOOTHED BY MY WORK WHILE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES IN RECOGNISING THE GREATNESS OF GOD IN INSPIRING TALENT, AND HONING SUCH SKILLS IN ME.

[5] How can people relate to the photo socially or culturally?
RELATING TO MY PHOTOS IS THE EASIEST THING FOR ANY VIEWER. SOCIALLY CULTURALLY AND OTHERWISE, AS THEY ARE RECORDS OF WHAT EXIST AND TAKES PERSONS INTO AREAS WHERE THEY EITHER HASVE BEEN OR WOULD LOVE TO BE.

[5] Iin what ways a art consultant help me and where can i go from there in terms of trying to my works into the wider society?
AN ART CONSULTANT IS ABLE TO 1. GUIDE YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR SKILLS 2. GUIDE YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR INTERST 3. ASSIST IN YOUR DEVELOPMENT AND cHOICES BASED ON THE ABOVE 4. HE/SHE CAN ALSO REPRESENT YOU AS AN AGENT AS WELL AS ASSISTING YOU TO PACKAGE AND MARKET YOURSELF OR DOING IT FOR YOU AS PRIORITY 5. HE /SHE ALSO CAN DO SO BASED ON GARNERED INFORMATION ON THE MARKETS YOU TARGET

[6] Are they any programs or job offers in your organization that would allow for young up coming artists like myself to be apart of in the near future?
THERE IS BUT RIGHT NOW.. NARROWED TO INTERNSHIP AND JOB EXPERIENCE. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO TAKE TIME IN hONING YOUR SKILLS FOR MAXIMUM RETURNS AS YOU MATURE AS AN ARTIST.
YOU CAN FOR EXAMPLE VOLUNTEER WITH THE OAASIS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR EXPERIENCE AT FIRST.

[7] Is the OAaSIS international foundation yearly or just seasonal? OAaSIS International Foundation is ONGOING AND THERE IS ALWAYS A PROJECT TOWARDS REALISING THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANISATION AND MEMBERS

[8] How do I become a part of the organization, and, is it something that I will have to devote all my time to?
IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK, YOU JOIN THE GROUP (OAaSIS International Foundation). OR SIMPLY SUBSCRIBE TO THE WEBSITE SO YOU CAN RECEIVE UPDATES. AFTER THAT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST, AND YOU CAN FOLLOW OUR PROJECTS ON EITHER FACEBOOK(EASIER) OR THE WEBSITE. very LITTLE OF YOUR INPUT IS REQUIRED AS WE WORK WITH THE TIME ALLOCATED BY VOLUNTEERS. THIS OF COURSE UNLESS OTHE ARANGEMENTS ARE MADE.

[9] KooL! As an art consultant, are u asked this question frequently – “can one making a living from art?”
OF COURSE. HOWEVER IN JAMAICA THERE NEEDS TO BE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING BY SUCH INTERESTED PERSONS ON THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY ON A WHOLE, FROM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. THIS INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE WILL BE A GOOD GUIDE ON LUCRATIVE CAREERS IN THE FIELD FIRSTLY THAT MOST CERTAINLY WILL BE A GOOD GUIDANCE.
SO CONGRATS ON THE RESEARCH YOU HAVE STARTED.

[10] Thank you. Well I’ve ran out of questions for now, but I will keep in touch with you when I think ur not too busy. Thank you very much. Have a pleasant good night!!
OK.. REMEMBER THAT ART IS MORE THAN PAINTING AND DRAWING. YOU ARE FREE TO VISIT THE ART CAREER ONLINE LIBRARY.
ARTS CAREER ONLINE
THE VISUALS
ALL THE BEST.

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