Dawn Miller showed us all a few of her pieces, she did some pornographic portraits so some of her work was pretty sexual in places. She also done a few pieces based off of Dorthy from Wizard of Oz which I really liked because the Wizard of Oz is my mothers favorite movie, so I could relate to a lot of her pieces in that subject. She had a book called “Michael Jackson and the other men” which features loads of portraits of Michael Jackson that she done and they were amazing, some photo-realistic and some plain sketches. Dawn Miller also did a strange pornographic portrait of a girl who had a pube resting on her tongue and the Gallery refused to put it up because they thought it wouldn’t get sold, when they put it up – it was the first to be sold, that story inspired me and it really shows that some people share the same taste.
After the lecture ended, I felt a shock of inspiration, I really want to do my own lecture in front of loads of people. If I were to do my own lecture, I would make it as comedic as I possibly can although not so comedic it would turn into a stand-up show. The last lecture I had before Dawn Miller (Didn’t catch her name) all she done was read a loud whilst reading from cards and she didn’t really engage with the audience. I see it that if you want people to remember you and your work, you have to make an impression, you’ve got to spin the yarn, show off your work and make sure they remember you.
I did a Power Point presentation in my last class about my Ceramics piece and I had the whole class giggling because my first slide basically said “Its going to be a long presentation, better limber up and do some stretches!” and I started doing exercises on the spot for about a minute before going to the next slide. I enjoy doing presentations and hope to do one in a lecture theater one day.
Michael Jackson and the Other Men book by Dawn Miller: