Exposing the scaffold. There is something about a finished picture that to me seems….well, unfinished. Not in its completeness, but in its capacity. A building may look impressive, but the appreciation of the fundamental skill that was involved in the whole process is lost in obscurity, covered by a gleaming exterior, poor Wren collecting all his thoughts and experiences of life to erect his domes, … Continue reading The (Un)Whole picture (in progress)
I wanted to use a bit of mixed media to work on a few abstract ideas with this project as well as the preliminary quick sketches of the rooms to try and get a varied depth of perception to indicate more of a movement that you would find actually walking around the rooms and viewing them from different angles. To start with I made some … Continue reading Pt 2, pr 3, Ex 1 – Quick sketches around the home.
Inspired by the ideas of the old masters of still life, for this project I decided to arrange a composition that was more personal to me, so, choosing objects that symbolised a personal journey of my life seemed intriguing. The set up was inspired by Cornelis Norbertus with regards to the still life continuing from the flat surface and up onto the backdrop being a … Continue reading Pt 2, Pr 2, ex 2 – Still life using tone and colour.
What a word says and what it is intended to mean can be a bit of a grey area when it comes to human speech. When a dog, or a cat, or a grizzly bear is angry, it tends to make itself clear. As is the same when they are complacent, happy or tired. Humans on the other hand tend to complicate language to portray … Continue reading A look between the lines. (In progress)
Charred wood, rope, dead leaves and tree bark gave me excellent scope to explore lines and flow in the texture of the surfaces of these objects. There were all similar in consistency and substance so I used this collection to pull them together in a natural movement. I went for a triangular arrangement reminiscent of a bonfire in a sense. Trying out different mediums I … Continue reading Pt 2, Pr 2, Ex 1 – Still life using line.