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Rachael Odurinde explores themes of contentment and nostalgia of a simpler time through the use of digital collages and poetry. Referencing present moment awareness, Odurinde's work explores the relationship between image and text and how this can be informed in everyday life. A lack of contentment but also a sense of belonging are seen in a series of three digital collages which convey childhood behaviour and gesture. A series of six poems reference states of being and quiet moments in the day for contemplation and reflection.

Foundation Year - Fine Art
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What was Rachael's main inspiration for her project?
The main inspiration for this project was using the child figure as an example to communicate ideas about being okay within the surroundings one was in.
This then progressed into exploring themes of contentment and discontentment within my work, using a child's behaviour as a key focal point here.
Why was this a personal passion of hers?
Because I wanted to look at how past behaviours can inform and change our outlook on the present.
Why did Rachael title her project the way she did?
With the title 'in retrospect of her former self + the now', I wanted to take a meditative stance on how my work was to be perceived by the viewer.
The the first part of the title is the idea of looking back at one's childhood self in the past- which is conveyed through the digital collages. This aspect explores behaviour in conjunction with the environment.
'the now' part represents a maturing of age seen through the poems.
What work did Rachael produce?
I produced six poems and three digital collages.
What mediums did Rachael use and why?
For the digital collages, I used Adobe Spark to form the layout and composition of each piece. The same process was used for the poems.
I implemented a small-scale format in previous modules, and decided to use the same format for this module.
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