Conversations@Studio-ID brings to you Nicola Anthony’s episode 3. In this episode she explores the feelings of guilt and self-lambasting that many people experience when they are given the time and space to turn the critical eye upon their lives. We know that creatives deal with this daily while trying to stay self-motivated, and right now she is willing to bet the whole world is experiencing this in their solitary moments.
The #InnerCritic is something many are dealing with during this unusual time. What helps you to quieten the negative thoughts? This video shares tips about pausing that #CriticalVoice from #creatives & from art critic Tabish Khan @LondonArtCritic, plus research from Psychologist @rickhansonphd on why it exists in the first place.
We watched Nicola’s Episode 2 last week on her creative ways to problem solve during this time. This week she shares some tips from her mentors from Art critic Tabish Khan & the Inner Critic.
Hi my name is Nicola Anthony, I am a sculptor who is cocooned at home during lockdown. I have vowed during this unusual time to give you an insight into the highs and lows inside my art studio.
This episode explores the feelings of guilt and self-lambasting that many people experience when they are given the time and space to turn the critical eye upon their lives. I know that creatives deal with this daily while trying to stay self-motivated, and right now I am willing to bet the whole world is experiencing this in their solitary moments.
This week has been a little bit tough with lockdowns extended around the world and emergence plans feeling quite endless and uncertain. It is clear that changes to many of our life plans and career paths during Covid-19, mean that folks from all industries and backgrounds have started to hear the voice of the ‘inner critic’ louder than ever.
What helps you to quieten the voices which try to bring you down?
As a professional artist, over the last 15 years I have got to recognise that voice which can seem louder than ever in a career where you have to be self guided and find the motivation to go it alone. Here I share with you some tips from from art critic Tabish Khan, learnings from the art world (an industry which often has to find creative workarounds for change and fluctuation), and words from psychologist Rick Hanson quoted from his TED talk interview.
Tabish Khan is an art critic specialising in London’s art scene, covering contemporary and historical exhibitions. He visits and writes about hundreds of exhibitions a year covering everything from the major blockbusters to the emerging art scene.
Nicola Anthony is an international sculptor based between her art studios in Dublin, London and Singapore.