Monday, 26 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
week long project focusing on shape. limitations- paper was the only material that the final outcome could be constructed out of.
when given a brief on shape, my initial thoughts were of popcorn. of how the complex and folded piece of popcorn emerges from the simplistic kernel.
observational drawings of popcorn. felt pen.
after a series of observational drawings of popcorn, my research led me to study emergent shapes in nature. i became fascinated with the complex patterns that arise from simplistic forms, such as in the cases of sand dunes, ice forming on glass and giants causeway.
sand dunes. ink
geometric shapes from the giants causeway. calligraphy ink and linseed oil.
ice forming. felt pen and salt.
from this research i then decided to carry forward the shapes from the sand dunes and the geometric structures from the giants causeway. i began to experiment with ways to create texture from paper.
initial weave sample.
i then realised that the shapes in this weave sample did not truly represent the shapes derived from my research, so i then developed this concept further.
i feel like the shapes in these weave samples accurately represent emergence in nature, so then decided to carry forward this weave pattern to a final design. i experimented with a variety of design ideas to accompany my concept of complexity emerging from simplicity.
which then led to a final outcome
i thought it fitting that my final observational drawings for this project should mimic my initial research drawing for this project in media and presentation.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
a level final art piece. this piece is intended to conclude a project on art and the body, along with my interest in 21st century culture and ancient greece.
------'The Homeric hero evokes awe through bravery, wondrous, if often cruel deeds, military prowess, but perhaps most significantly, the heroes of ‘The Iliad’ are ultimately mortal. They may be the descendants of Gods (Achilles mother is the Goddess Thetis), the Gods may ponder over conserving the lives of their favourite Heroes (Zeus considers intervening and disrupting fate in order to save Hektor from his inevitable death by the hands of Achilles ‘And how could Hektor keep clear of fates death’), yet our heroes are never exempt from death. It is the mortal nature of these characters that affords the reader poignancy towards our heroes, adding a tragical element.'------
 ‘The Iliad’ Page 356 Line 13
^ Extract from Eng. Coursework on 'The Iliad' & 'Antony and Cleopatra'