December 10th, 2011
November 8th, 2011
My concept for mixed media installation, cardboard, acetate and acrylic paint.

My concept for mixed media installation, cardboard, acetate and acrylic paint.

Ideas

We have been asked to look at the techniques and themes that we have covered so far, and to develop one piece of work.  I was drawn to develop the theme of breaking out of boundaries, and have begun constructing ideas for a piece that will be a mixed media 3D installation rather than a painting.

I will hopefully be getting hold of a perspex box-frame and I will use a drill to create an open crack in the perspex.  Next, I will work on a 2d painting, most likely abstract but making good use of colour.  I will then allow it, through using material such as wire and string, to jut out into the room as though the painting has escaped from the frame and is doing it’s own thing outside the confines.

I have made a small concept model in my book that should demonstrate my ideas.

Acrylic, initial ideas for a much larger piece.

Acrylic, initial ideas for a much larger piece.

This is a display of my three favourite pieces from the thinking through drawing project.
A theme seems to be developing in my work which is about space, confinement and attempting to burst out of tight “frames”.  The three drawings I have chosen all relate to this theme.  First, the “No Entry” piece drawn directly onto the wall.  It is based on a corridor I found in the civic centre, Plymouth, which led to a door saying “No Entry.”  The scribbling technique which I applied straight onto the alls broke personal boundaries as I have quite intense fears over doing something “forbidden” or “wrong.”  Drawing directly onto the wall was something I was afraid of doing and yet was something I felt I need to do to enable me to break free of the boundaries.  This seems ironic based on the content of the drawing, “No Entry” which suggests a forbidden action.  
The second drawing, “Piles and Piles of Boxes” confronts my fear of filling a page with a drawing, or carrying on even after I believe my drawing has finished.  I wanted to stop before I added the negative space at the top of the page and the tonal drawings don the sides which seem to add so much to the depth of the drawing.  IF I hadn’t confronted the fear and stopped where I began to feel uncomfortable, the drawing would not have been finished and I would probably not have chosen it as one of my final pieces.
The third drawing, the etching, represents for me what my comfort is in drawing.  The butterflies have been neatly framed by the process of pressing the etching plate against the paper and it does look charming that way.  However I can see that the butterflies are trying to escape, and I almost want to let them spill out onto the frame and perhaps even onto the walls.  There is a sense here of the fight happening within me as I try to break out of the very boundaries I have created.

This is a display of my three favourite pieces from the thinking through drawing project.

A theme seems to be developing in my work which is about space, confinement and attempting to burst out of tight “frames”.  The three drawings I have chosen all relate to this theme.  First, the “No Entry” piece drawn directly onto the wall.  It is based on a corridor I found in the civic centre, Plymouth, which led to a door saying “No Entry.”  The scribbling technique which I applied straight onto the alls broke personal boundaries as I have quite intense fears over doing something “forbidden” or “wrong.”  Drawing directly onto the wall was something I was afraid of doing and yet was something I felt I need to do to enable me to break free of the boundaries.  This seems ironic based on the content of the drawing, “No Entry” which suggests a forbidden action.  

The second drawing, “Piles and Piles of Boxes” confronts my fear of filling a page with a drawing, or carrying on even after I believe my drawing has finished.  I wanted to stop before I added the negative space at the top of the page and the tonal drawings don the sides which seem to add so much to the depth of the drawing.  IF I hadn’t confronted the fear and stopped where I began to feel uncomfortable, the drawing would not have been finished and I would probably not have chosen it as one of my final pieces.

The third drawing, the etching, represents for me what my comfort is in drawing.  The butterflies have been neatly framed by the process of pressing the etching plate against the paper and it does look charming that way.  However I can see that the butterflies are trying to escape, and I almost want to let them spill out onto the frame and perhaps even onto the walls.  There is a sense here of the fight happening within me as I try to break out of the very boundaries I have created.

October 9th, 2011
Thoughts and happenings at the sunrise of Oct 9th.

Thoughts and happenings at the sunrise of Oct 9th.