Friday, 23 November 2012

Sculpture 2: The Acrobats of the Apocalypse

This is my second sculpture project focusing on performance, and using a variety of media.


video
The Acrobats of the apocalypse 2012, Performance, steel, plaster, wood.

Jester 2012. Modrock, chicken wire, ribbon.

Accumulate and disperse: Contemporary print

This is my print project, the theme being accumulation and disperse.

Screen print on satin fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on satin fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on PVC fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on PVC fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in 

Colograph on PVC fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on satin fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on PVC fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on satin fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on PVC fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

Colograph on satin fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

screen print on paper 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in

screen prints on fabric 2012
16.5 x 11.7 in
Print Artistic statement:

As a reaction to the brief, Accumulation – Disperse, I first explored all different topics. I went from looking at fame and how easily in this time it is to achieve and lose (looking at 15 minutes of fame, fame the musical etc.) I also explored the ideas of psychological disorders such as hoarding where people accumulate a lot of items and find it difficult to let them go due to emotional ties. Finally I settled on the idea of the magpie and how magpies and jackdaws are fabled to steal shiny and valuable objects. I also linked this to disperse via the term “flying the nest”. Within the workshop sessions I developed this using monoprinting, Drypoint, colograph and Screenprinting techniques. I have been particularly interested in the mono and screen printing techniques in monochrome as they mimic the colours of the magpie and jackdaw. I really enjoyed the ink and system 3 method as it was a quick easy way to make many reproductions and produce a great deal of work. I researched the artist Julia Burns with her animal and bird prints as I believe they are tied to my work. Painting directly onto the screen I have made varied marks to suggest the ragged magpie stealing. I also focused on feathers as we all know how birds, especially chicks, malt. I have also thought about printing onto Perspex style material as well as different types of satin to accentuate the ‘shiny’ attraction magpies and jackdaws have and I have experimented and trialled printing on other fabric and foil. As well as the set topic, I want my work to show that feeling of when an item has been lost – people say things have been stolen by the fairies, or misplaced. I envisage this hoarder of a magpie sitting on a fat nest full of objects and tokens; like a dragon sitting on treasure.

Sculpture 1: Dangerous contents

 Images of my first sculpture project, worked on in a pair. Then the final Group project.

Untitled, Cardboard, chicken wire. 2012


Group project, 2012

I'm back!

So, last time I posted I was just starting my second year on Game Art Design. Now let me say a lot has changed since then!

I am now on the Fine Art Course, a switch I made because really I wasn't flourishing on the Game Design course. The teachers were awesome, and I did grasp some things but really, the technical elements became too much and I had to come to a decision  Do I keep trying on something that is making me ill? or do I swap to something else? Also I thought about where I am happiest. I am happiest at Goldhill Adventure Playground where I am now employed as the 'Art Lady'. So I resolved to study Fine Art and become a teacher myself. Having had very negative experiences with some teachers in my life this is something I am very passionate about and cannot wait to get into.

Also the last time I was here I was just setting up an Abba Tribute and duo - Diva. We are doing really well and have been booked up for the past year! I will post up dates if anyone wants to see!

So to the Art - I am really enjoying myself, especially in the sculpture aspects of the course, I have recently experimented in glass and metal this being my recent effort:


Mermaid test #1 blown glass 2012
I have also been to London and lived in a hostel for four days - this with me being a great achievement! I found I was like the leader of my group going round and was able to translate the London travel network myself. I really excelled making some great friends, something I previously struggled with. 

Us all in London
I am now really happy and cannot wait for the next project, Gravity and grace in which I am thinking of working with giant metal!

Later,