Other themes in the book Strangeland…

Tracey Emin Strangeland….

 

More themes felt with in the book by the artist….

 

  • Her father being from the turkish culture and this having effects on Tracey’s upbringing – with her mother being the “other woman”
  • Tracey herself going on to have a relationship with an older turkish man who sent his wife and children to live in the mountains while they were lovers…
  • this all helps to contextualise a lot of the artists work regarding relationships and love…
  • her fear of becoming pregnant… 
  • becoming pregnant and having an abortion… through fear of living a life in poverty… although she had moments of clarity of being pregnant and feels as though she has killed her unborn child… some of her quilts relate to this- ” nothing ever stays in my body”
  • throughout the book she is direct and frank about issues that societies norms expect we should not be so open about….
  • She wanted to make a success out of her failures… So most of her work does focus as one she sees as her failings as a person…

 

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My responces to tracey emin’s work…. How i connect with the artist….

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This is my response to tracey emin’s work incorporated into my own artistic visceral interpretations for my sketch book.  Issues of mine that I relate to Tracey with are :-

  • Not being a mother – well I am by human birth but not by nurture of my child….
  • Having a love of my life… my beautiful bf…
  • Sexual realisation
  • Why I am not a dancer… money for my professional training… ( i was already off the rails? )
  • Contamination of soul… a loss of the childhood….