It feels real now i’ve seen my name on the poster… only 2 days to go!
Having worked on the geometric cardboard and fabric samples I decided I wanted to take these further. I already had some geometric sketches in my sketchbook but I wanted to explore other possibilities. Broken things resonated with me and broken glass can look really beautiful. It has connotations with drinking and alcoholism again but also the ideas of being broken mentally, perhaps lives broken because of alcoholism.
Having seen the two 3D fabric ideas
I wanted to have a go as part of my sampling. Using just card, PVA glue and some cotton fabric I experimented. The first sample I tried didn’t work well because the geometric pattern didn’t allow for straight lines of fabric and is included in the samples sent.
A technique that was developed in the 1820’s. It is a chemical process used on fabric that is both a mix of cellulose fibres and protein based fibre. A gel containing sodium hydrogen sulphate is either painted, or printed onto the fabric, the chemical gel then dissolves the cellulose fibres leaving the protein fibres intact.
Having created my samples I looked at medical images, pictures of spines, microscopic cells and skin and nails. I made some sketches in my sketch book.
I gathered together a large selection of found objects. I wanted to experiment again with non traditional objects as well as merging nature and technology as my starting point, so narrowed my selection down to the items below:
Artists using Found Objects
Marcel Duchamp first coined the phrase ‘ready made’ in 1915 to describe work displayed as art but that had previously been a commercially available common object. In his work ‘fountain’ Duchamp displayed a urinal unchanged displaying it on a pedestal on its side. These items became artwork because the artist said they were.