Sunday, 28 November 2010

Text, Signs & Symbols Project. I really enjoyed this project and explored a few ideas for it, all based around a journey.

The first was my running route around the water park.

Another was based around the two definitions of the word 'ramble'.  One is a journey and the other, being discourse, was the 'text' part of the project. I explored the idea of writing 'ramblings' on a piece of string and possibly filming it being unravelled around trees to keep bearings whilst on a journey into a forest.

This idea was based around one of my favourite pieces of poetry 'Prayer Before Birth' by Louis Macniece. This is quite a dark poem, voicing passionate and feaful pleas from the unborn child of their life to come.

I explored the idea of scratching it into the dark shadows of an ultrasound photo, then surrounding the image with the usual 'cute' baby images associated with birth as a contrast.

For another idea, I thought about the opposite 'life journey', that of the journey of death and visited Southern Cemetery. The tombstones provided text references and I took lots of photos. I made my own stone, with common euphemisms of death 'asleep' and 'resting' and added my own, more direct word - 'dead!' I constructed the letters using the different architectural shapes of the gravestones, of which I had taken photos.

The idea of 'happy' funerals, was on my mind, which I had read about recently, so I thought I'd extend that to my gravestone and add a little neon!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Making tools and drawing with them

Made using withy, wire and things scavenged from the park

Personal Diagnostic Project 1 - Alternative Drawing of a household object

Moulds taken of spoons in my home - displayed like precious objects. Inspired by egg collections.

Photos of spoons, with key for identification.

Photo Map Project

                                                         Map of campus
                                               with relevant buildings in 3D
                                            Box bound using card as 'thread'
                                                           Bird's eye view
                                       A treasure trove of information inside!
                                      Numbered to link to specific buildings

                                  A bit like a jigsaw. Find the places on the map.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Summer 'Homepage' Project

                                             ...comfortable too!