The Box (the movie!)

  Yes I am still obsessed with boxes-I think it is the hide and reveal that is so intriguing! I studied a module in New Media and made a short film in a week. I didn’t have the luxury of the recording equipment, lighting studio and daily access to a tutor as I did on…

Christmas

Here are some Christmas gifts I made from vintage finds inspired by Pinterest again. I made my own bottle brush trees from knitting wool which I was rather pleased about. The Christmas scenes are made with vintage discoloured tinsel, glass baubles, pipe-cleaners and other random bits. The snowman is a vintage salt shaker filled with…

Boxes

Apologies I have not updated this blog in ages! I think when you finish a course the momentum slips. I did make some shadow/assemblage boxes as presents during the year-standard Pinterest Jospeh Cornell influenced stuff really but I enjoy making them. These ones were made with personal items relating to who was receiving them and…

All the Small Things

After about 3000 frames and hours of filming and editing, I am finished my film! I’ve really liked stop motion animation as a process though I’ve only scratched the surface really of the technical side.   I think the most challenging thing has been the continuity for lighting and positioning of objects. I enjoyed syncing…

Filming: Lighting, choreography, narrative.

    I created a story line based on the emotional significance of cherished weathered tactile objects and their display-influenced by the Wunderkammer. The setting is a three tiered glass display cabinet filled with made and found objects .  The puppet choreography was dictated by what I could fit on each shelf and how much I could…

FMP: Puppets

For our Final Major Project (FMP) I am (gulp) making a stop animated short film. This is pretty much influenced by Czech filmmaker Jan Švankmajer and the Brothers Quay. I came across the Brothers Quay through their work with His Name is Alive during my time with the 4AD record label a million years ago, and…

Transformation Project

This project involved transcribing an existing image, to create something new. I chose Duccio’s Franciscan Madonna (1280 – 1285) an Italian renaissance painting of tempera on wood. I liked the formal arrangements of the figures in the composition and also the deterioration of the egg tempera on the panel. I decided I didn’t want to…

End of Art Foundation Part 1

I have absolutely loved every minute of the first term, even though I studied Art History before-doing the actual practice is a joy. We have been really pushed-I didn’t expect to do installation and conceptual work on a foundation course. I particularity like making objects and photography  so I’m thinking of moving towards film-possibly animation. Oh yeah…

Week 10:Life Drawing

We have been doing life drawing for about six weeks now and are lucky to have the same model every week. It is quite tricky and I’m making the same mistakes-shortening of limbs, head not in correct position etc. However I can now attempt feet and hands which were out of the question six weeks ago!…

Week 9: The Box 2

For this assignment we had to explore materials again and make something influenced by our first box in week 5. I felt I had already looked at the theme of Africa in the rust masks I made for the Land Art project so instead concentrated on the idea of the box itself. I love boxes-especially…

Week 8: Titus Groan

For our illustration project we had to do something based on Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake that would feature a character/scene from the book. I found it very difficult to get time to read it and have still only managed about 5 chapters- but the descriptions of scenes and characters are great. I struggled a…

Week 7: Excavation Project

For this project we had to choose an item of clothing that was personal and deconstruct it to make a 3-D sculpture. I love vintage clothes so I chose an Edwardian blouse made from thin cotton with embroidered detail and trims.  We had to explore the qualities of the garment, which in this case were transparency,…