Visual communication, its history, its cultural impact on our modern world, the way we communicate and understand one another. At the fundamental core of our souls we have to communicate, through sounds, pictures, gestures or touch, our very existence as sentient beings means we have to keep learning and its much quicker to learn through … Continue reading Chinese Whispers
The fun begins! The idea is to create a sculpture from wire and recyclables. I start by ordering a large stock of wire, florist tape, loose pearls, strung pearls and diamonte pins and some air drying clay, ( I know these are not recyclables, however, as they aren't actually commonly accepted as items required to … Continue reading Sculpture in practise…or practising
A little more research into other ideas for the New Horizon Brief, and I found this : An artist's view of NASA's New Horizons probe passing through the Pluto-Charon system. This week (Jan. 19) marks 10 years since the probe was launched from Earth. Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute - Excerpt … Continue reading New Horizons, NASA.
The trip to the gallery was informative, insightful and enjoyable. Firstly it gave us a great view of not only how art is displayed in a gallery setting but also why. It was amazing to see Do Ho Suhs stitched portraits, up close and personal: The detail he has created with a sewing machine … Continue reading Whitworth Gallery trip 19/01/16
As a group, we were approached by the Student liaison Officer - Ishia , to aid with the Chinese New Year Celebrations in the Street, on Monday 8th February. As its hand in week, we were a little short on the ground with bodies to produce much. We did come up with some fun craft ideas and … Continue reading Chinese New Year.
It was suggested by Michaela, that I should research into a Czech artist - Alphonse Mucha, if I was interested in Art Nouveaux. Michaela knew of this artist as they had lived in the same city and she had previously researched him herself. So, the internet research starts here: http://www.alfonsmucha.org Alphonse Maria Mucha (24 July … Continue reading Research – Art Nouveaux.
New Horizons, A broad enough title to which many ideas can be attributed or considered. My Initial idea was to create a sculptural piece from recycled materials, ideally I would like to use Art Nouveaux Style - The reasoning behind these choices are simple - Art Nouveaux or "New Art" incorporating the rebirth, or recreation of rejuvenated materials. … Continue reading New Horizons. Response to brief.
I've taken some photographs today, of work on display in my hut, just to recap lol. And I found a piece or two that may be undocumented, I have tried so many things this module that some pieces have just got away from me, been damaged, or just not recorded! Note to self : Make … Continue reading A last minute production. Or two…
After researching into the Book Art module specifications and the We Love Books competition, I have moved away from the idea of using actual furniture and/or displaying my work in the Pine store. Generally I have come to see my art become more of an aesthetic piece than a useful one and therefore I would … Continue reading Exhibition options.
Prayers: beyond the book : a sketch I did as I am still practising my drawing techniques, transferred into a watercolour image depicting the caricature 'praying' hands emerging from an open book.