Friday, 30 October 2009

easy as 1,2,3

Here is my contribution to Jo's and helen's cupcake sale to raise for money
our degree show.

Happy halloween kido's
and a big thanx to the girls

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


As i was researching into interesting ways of mapping for my silence project i found some great stuff. take a look.!!!!

Libby Scarlet
Here are some maps from Libby Scarlett.......'Mapping the mundane'

Map of a snack (peeling an orange)
Map of painting a wall
Here she has mapped a week of meals, these are my favourite:

Sam Winston
Here he has looked at the structure of different types of literature, from story books to bus timetables. For example the way we read a timetable is very different from the way we read a short story. He has taken both types of visual navigation and introduced them into each other, which is very clever. He has created a visually arresting and verbally intriguing piece.
Winston’s experiments came from looking at the structures of different types of literature: from storybooks to bus timetables:

Here he has took Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and split up the entire text into three categories: Rage, Passion and Indifference. Then he arranged each of these sub-texts into distinct collages. A great idea, well executed.

Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle is a French writer, photographer, installation art, and conceptual artist. Calle's work is distinguished by its use of arbitrary sets of constraints, and evokes the French literary movement of the 1960s known as Oulipo. Her work frequently depicts human vulnerability, and examines identity and intimacy.

One of my favourite pieces of work is, Prenez Soin de Vous (Take Care of Yourself), i think it really represents girl power. she publishes her receipt of a poorly written break-up email from a former boyfriend. she turned a universally painful state of mind into an amazing art project that involved the participation of over 100 professional women.

Monday, 26 October 2009

WANDER: one day project with John Walsh

This one day project with John Walsh was great fun. I didn't know what the project involved, all i new was to bring a camera, my sketchbook and wear warm clothes. We met in the studio at 10am where we was given a map of an area next to the university. We was put in groups of three and told to go and sketch, photograph anything that inspired us. So off we went.
I began to draw as i was walking, not paying attention to detail, but concentrating on the lines and shapes of buildings, signs, and objects such as cars and grids, telecoms and post. We also took rubbings off the different textures on grids and buildings. Some of these came out really well, the marks really enhanced the different shapes which were made visible.

Then we all met up an hour later and John told us to put all of our gathers resources together and pick 30 elements which we liked best. Then we all met up again and he told us to now, individually chose 10 elements from our chosen 30 and produce a visal outcome linking the elements together.

My chosen 10 elements was: texture, pattern, squares, lines, repetition, red, rips, shapes, colour contrast and grids. I really liked the grid element because even though we had taken photographs of grids there was definite layouts of grids coming through in other images like the block of flats for example. So now i had my 10 elements, off i went to be constructive. I began to dismantle the grid layout in my head so i began to cut thin strips of paper to use as the lines and then small squares. I then placed these pieces into a clear paper wallet. shuck the wallet so the pieces would land randomly and by chance and placed it onto the photocopier. Here is what happened......

happy mistake!!
When putting acetate through the colour photocopier this happened?
it isn't on acetate though its just on regular paper. it had got jammed inside the photocopier. It caught my eye straight away. I love where some of the ink is missed, and the random folds in the paper from the jam.
A pretty jammy mistake ha ha ha.