We went on a trip to London today, and this is what I came back with - lots of double exposure photos and also a little collection of books and pens from Muji!
Friday, 25 October 2013
Once a week I have a sculpture unit, and the materials we were meant to use this week were all organic and natural. I had these beautiful rocks (from france and wales), a small pile of shells and driftwood, and lots of slate. I decided to pile up the stones into this shape, and initially I'd planned to work into it to make lines over the top which all joined up and could then be filled with coloured PVA which would look sort of like resin. What I ended up doing was putting it on a block of wood, and pouring some PVA I coloured white from the top and seeing where it went. I think my favourite part is how its pooled at the bottom, and how cool it looks from certain angles.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Over the last couple of weeks I've been starting to think about work for my portfolio, and one of my current little projects is a photo book. I've got an amazing app on my phone, which makes these double exposures (it's called ClassicToy) which I hadn't used for a while, but had a go on whilst I was on holiday and fell in love with the photos it makes all over again! My plan is to collect about 100 of these, and put them all together - it should make a little book that's really amazing to look at!
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Got a day off today, so I got started on something that really needed doing. My portfolio needs starting soon, so thinking about what I want to put in it is really, really exciting. When you study art full time, getting a chance to make things you actually want to can be a bit tiring - trying to think creatively after a whole day of thinking creatively isn't what I'd call fun! So when I get a chance to make some artwork, it really is quite a treat.
The middle of these drawings was done in the Orangerie in Paris, where since my last visit they'd stopped visitors from taking photos, so I decided that I'd have a go at drawing some of what I saw (I had some lovely passport notebooks from Muji, that are perfect for taking notes and drawing in galleries!) The other two are water related, and I'm not quite sure that they work, but all the same it was nice to have a go at them.
Whilst currently writing my personal statement, I realised quite how important it's going to be for me to have some personal artwork, created outside of education, and this has started getting my head into the right place for making some cool stuff! I'd strongly recommend just picking a theme, and painting, colouring, and just making a general mess, because I now feel ready to go and have a go at something else!
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
I've been doing sculpture at school now for a few weeks, and this was for the week based on 'books'. I got a balloon, pasted on some ripped up book pages, and got this globe shape which I didn't know what to do with. Eventually I got a brainwave, and cut a hole through what was left of the book and put it onto a lamp stand. I then put in a lightbulb, put the globe over the top of it and got this really cool effect!