Olivia Dickson - Am I An Artist Yet?
It's graduate season and we have been enjoying looking at all the incredible work coming out of the BA and MA photography courses. Naturally this time of year gets us reminiscing about our own university experience, and so we found ourselves looking at UCA Photo Farnham's website.
We stumbled upon Olivia Dickson's project, Am I An Artist Yet? and were instantly captivated by the mix of photography and illustration. It seemed so unique and light hearted and we knew straight away we wanted to feature it on F&A.
"I discovered a love for illustration through my degree, especially in the last year when I received a wacom graphics tablet for my birthday and immediately created my first illustration and photography project called 'Adventures with Bea', a childrens book inspired by nature."
"My degree has taught me to appreciate all forms of art as we were encouraged to question and debate. In my last year I struggled with the idea of self assigning yourself a title of an artist, questioning what classifies you to be able to call yourself an artist, do you have to have sold your work, do you have to be in an exhibition or featured in an article? This lead me to create my project 'Am I an artist yet?'
Images by Olivia Dickson