Sunday, 28 March 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lost with a lens

"I’m a heartless man at worst, and a helpless one at best"

Monday, 22 March 2010

Golden Fingers

Oh joy, my sunflower seeds have started to grow,
Out of the golden syrup pots that I chose to sow.
Pushed up from the soil and into the light,
Strong green leaves lovely and bright.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Old Bag

I’ve not finished this drawing yet, however I’ve decided maybe I could turn my recent procrastination into productivity and have a piece named ‘Old Bag New Shoes’. And combine my two drawings. Just an idea at the minute.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

New Shoes

With an essay deadline looming and lots of work to be done, I decided to draw a picture of my new shoes.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Felt Things

A few felt things I made a while ago; some little buns and an iPod case.
(Cake stand made by Stephanie Liddle)


I decided it was about time that I made a banner for my blog, I don’t really know how it looks as I think I look a bit like a Cheshire cat and have been swapping between these two banners for a few days not knowing which one to use. I’ll see how it goes.

Golden Fingers

I planted some sunflower seeds today in two Golden Syrup tins and put them on my window sill, cant wait to see if they grow.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Flotsam and Jetsam Assemblages

For the past two weeks I’ve been working on my flotsam and jetsam project, making little assemblages using materials I found on the beach. The idea was that each piece matched a photograph that I took and shows a unique composition between natural and man made materials that are swept onto the shore.

When researching for this project (by taking long walks on the beach) I found it interesting how materials of a similar size and shape ended up next to each other, or intertwined. For example rubber gloves often ended up with seaweed (which looks a bit like a hand of many fingers) and equally so with plastic bags. Small pieces of glass polished by the sea ended up with pebbles, and fishing wire was found mingled with weeds.
I also thought it was interesting how man made objects such as gloves, bottles, tires etc were made to look like natural objects through the process of being cast into the sea. All sharp edges were filed by the sand to make them smooth, clean materials were frosted by the sea salt, and barnacles and limpets grew on any surface they could find. I think if I saw most of these objects on the street I would view them as rubbish, but with on the beach they prove objects of intrigue.

I chose to display the assemblages in boxes however on small stands within these boxes so that they appear to float, tying in with the means in which they were found (washed up).

Studio Desk

This is my studio desk, its always full of clutter; sketchbooks, paint, jam jars, books, and what ever the current project is. This week I’ve been working on my Flotsam and Jetsam project witch involved building five boxes to put my assemblages in. I had no space on my own desk and ended up sprawling all over my neighbours, so I thought it was time for a tidy up. (maybe I should have take a photo after it was tidy)

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Darkroom Photography

testing sheet

contact strip
One morning this week I went into the dark red mysterious photography corridor to develop a black and white film and process some of my photos. This was my first attempt at this so my results are a little mixed, but I enjoyed the process. I only managed to get a few photos developed as I spent a bit of time doing test strips (which you can see) and faffing with the equipment which took some time. But hopefully I’ll get chance to process some more soon.

Monday, 1 March 2010

I took a picture of a pigeon

I have a phobia of pigeons, but I found this one pretty amuseing. I hope you enjoy him too.

Monsters pt2

I really need to get that monster idea on the move, shame I'm too busy making a mess of my current breif.

Flatsam and Jetsam prints pt2

Flatsam and Jetsam prints pt1

Sigh, I don’t feel my current project is going too well. Ive spent a long time working with these three etching plates. I decided to etch textures, so one plate is fishing wire and the other is fishing net. I tried different colours and overlaying the two plates however I just wasn’t happy with the way they looked, so I was advised to draw a third plate to create some sort of protagonist. However I feel this has epically failed.

Argh let me use my paintbrushes again.
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