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Are you doing a foundation at the moment? Where? Would you recommend it? Are you planning on doing another degree? Thank you so much :) I'm a bit indecisive over whether or not I wanna do one after y13

I have one week of exhibition duties left and then I will have finished foundation! I did it at my local art college (in the north east of england). Yeah I would highly recommend it! Doing the Foundation course has definitely reaffirmed that I want to study art at university and it gave me the opportunity to study art full time, which I’ve found a lot different to A-Levels. It’s been my favourite year of education so far as you have a lot of freedom and control over what you do. Also as it’s very independent it has been useful in preparing me for university. It’s allowed me to try out lots of different mediums (including textiles and performance) which I’ve really enjoyed! It has also helped me get into universities I wouldn’t have got into if I had applied straight from A-levels! Also the course is usually free so if you don’t end up enjoying it you haven’t lost anything! I’m going to study a Fine Art degree at Goldsmiths in september! Foundation courses are not all the same so I’d recommend looking at different places you can do a foundation course at. Hope you manage to decide and good luck! If you want to ask anything else feel free! 

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Exploring the comforting, satisfying and sensory aspects of polystyrene balls. (April 2014) | Adam Wells

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Exploring the comforting, satisfying and sensory aspects of polystyrene balls. (April 2014) | Adam Wells

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Exploring the comforting, satisfying and sensory aspects of polystyrene balls. (April 2014) | Adam Wells

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Discomfort Drawing (22:00 BBC News – 25/03/2014) (March 2014) | Adam Wells

This piece put my comfort into perspective by highlighting the discomfort experienced by others throughout the world. The reports that showed the most discomfort are represented by the thicker lines. The location of the performance (in college) was a further reminder of my privilege of having access to education in a supportive and safe learning environment. (Clips from Drawing Performance)

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The Comfort of Relief (February 2014) | Adam Wells
Screenshots from Video (07:18)

Exploring the transition from discomfort to comfort and the relief this brings.

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Duvet (February 2014) | Adam WellsScreenshot from Performance (35:00)
A performance exploring whether comfort is heightened when one is aware of potential discomfort. (Clips from Performance)

Duvet (February 2014) | Adam Wells
Screenshot from Performance (35:00)

A performance exploring whether comfort is heightened when one is aware of potential discomfort. (Clips from Performance)

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Spaghetti Weave (February 2014) | Adam Wells
Performance (3:04:15) & Sculpture

I weaved spaghetti to experiment with the combination of comfort found in food, materials and repetitive actions. Eating the piece gave me comfort in consuming my personal comfort food and the satisfaction of both creating and destroying my work. (Clips from Performance)

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Finger Knitting (February 2014) | Adam WellsPerformance (01:43:23)
A performance exploring the comforting and meditative process of knitting. After an hour I decided to unravel the knit and return the yarn back to the ball of wool due to the anxiety of creating a piece which had no defined purpose. The cyclical process and the comfort intertwined in the creation is what interested me. (Clips from Performance)

Finger Knitting (February 2014) | Adam Wells
Performance (01:43:23)

A performance exploring the comforting and meditative process of knitting. After an hour I decided to unravel the knit and return the yarn back to the ball of wool due to the anxiety of creating a piece which had no defined purpose. The cyclical process and the comfort intertwined in the creation is what interested me. (Clips from Performance)

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Comfort Collages (Inspired by Sasha Cresdee) | Adam Wells

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