My Critical Review of Practice is pretty well finished now and I will submit in a day or two.
Getting the right ‘descriptor’ has taken some thought. I have come up with the following as a summary of my project:
‘Common Land explores the legacy of the Oxfordshire Rising of 1596, a rural protest against hardship and enclosure. The Tudor period introduced a system of property ownership whose wounded landscapes persist to this day, expressing violence, inequality, dispossession and social stratification. My project is both an interpretation and a documentary of remembrance of that process.’
As a short summary I hope this establishes some intent and gives the context in a nutshell. i will need something like this not only for my CRoP but also for my final submission, for Instagram posts where space is limited, and for captions for exhibitions and so on.
While this has taken up most of my time recently, I have still continued firming up the book with a designer (Crean 2021). The cover is now finalized and much of the work remaining is converting the image files into CMYK for printing while checking that the conversion from RGB is not altering them in unpleasant ways.
CREAN, Mark. 2021. Common Land: The Legacy of the Oxfordshire Rising of 1596. Collection of the author.
Figure 1. Mark CREAN. 2021. The cover design for my book.