Final degree show

Here are some of the images of my completed degree show piece. It consisted of around 59 individual hand made pieces created from MDF, plaster, furniture upholstery, paint, thread, nails and staples. They were stacked on 3, 6 foot long shelves that I had hand made along with the paint on the wall which was…

Creating beauty

The negotiated studio practice module this year was largely self directed, I chose to look at creating beauty from waste material that I had created from my work. For my final piece I cast old bits of coloured plaster within new plaster with the intention to make a beautiful aesthetically pleasing piece of work. I…

Texture

Recently for my negotiated module I’ve been reusing old stuff that’s been lying around, these were old bits of wood that I had used for a previous piece of work. I covered them in canvas and decided that I wanted to try and create more textural plaster paintings. The experiment was to do with the…

Moving out

So, on one of the hottest days of the year, it was out job as a group to move out of the studio. A room in which we occupy and have lived for the past year, creating work, now was the time to move out. I wish that I had taken a photo of the…

Incorporating sewing

Luckily for my birthday I was gifted a brand new sewing machine and I thought given that I’m using fabric, I should definitely incorporate stitching. I had thought about this for a while as I was so Inspired by Alberto Burr’s Sacchi series, in which he uses visable stitches to create patchwork compositions of burlap….

Presentation Feedback

Today we got our feedback from the professional practice interviews and I am rather pleased with my grade. Overall for the 40 % of the module I achieved a 65 which is a 2:1. It says in the feedback that the presentation was constructed well (thank you Neil for all of the presentation seminars) and…

Alginate casting

I have recently been looking into Walter Benjamins notion of auras in art and how artists such as Frank Stella and Robert Rymann wanted to highlight the idea of art as an object by working in a monochrome way and using non traditional conventions of display. Given looking at all of the philosophical ideas in…

Painting with plaster

I decided after much deliberation, to try and experiment with creating textured plaster paintings. The above are images of the first three that I created. I chose to use the colourscheme of the paintings that i made last year mostly because the white plaster would take a great deal of paint to create a vivid…

Upholstery canvases

Don’t you love a happy accident, due to the amount of canvas that I had been using, I was informed that if I wanted any more I would have to buy my own so, I became resourceful. I was given some old swatches from work but they had just been sitting around at this point…

Residual marks – Finding beauty in the everyday

It completely baffled me to begin with that on a week long trip to the beautiful country of Malta that all I seemed to photograph was grubby marks on walls and peeling paint that had been left behind from someone or something. They pose many questions for me, Why are they here? What has caused…

Studio Practice review so far – 2

  In the last review I wrote about how I had built on the photographs I had taken in Malta. These were images of damaged walls, broken plaster and peeling paint. I spent the first 5 weeks initially creating patterns using watch parts and then later moved onto developing these photos. I did this by…

Studio Practice Review

We were asked to review the first 5 weeks of work that we have done in a 600 word summary. So here is what I thought along with some photos of the work that I’m talking about. In the 300-word statement at the end of the summer project I wrote about the ideas that I…