Today my tutorial with Lucy brought about a new resolution in terms of my practice. I began explaining my ideas, in which case was the physical sage wings, a manifestation of the drawing I created a couple of weeks back. I expressed how I wanted the wings to be made from metal cast sage leaves (which is not financially viable having spoken to the 3D team) and so making them heavy or rather immobile; remaining the idea of not fulfilling its purpose, and bringing the performing body down with it, and being present in the space, and unable to actually move the arm attachments. I was provided with the enlightening advice that I would either be met with the idea of angels, phoenix, icarus, birds- and that this is a confined outcome. Instead let the material guide me, and allow the concept to flourish in time, making way for some sort of enlightenment and surprise, and a renewed excitement of discovery. This is a different way of working from planning, and doing, but I agree the outcome is always anti climactic and limited. My most surprising works, have been from having a lot of different matters and allowing them to congregate and manipulate one another in the installation room. I am going to retrace my steps, and birth this idea again under less systematic thought processes, and attempt to approach my work like this in future.