Art Foundation Week 6: Land Art

For our final project for land art I created some beach ‘effigies’ in the form of head sculptures as a homage to all of the far away cultures that the sea has allowed us access to. I had been looking at Oceanic masks for the box project and also at the Moai heads at Easter Island so I wanted…

Art Foundation Week 5: The Box

We have been working on Mood Boxes for the past 5 weeks for Exploring Materials and Making, looking at artists like Joseph Cornell. We had to start off with an empty box and choose from given themes. I have a keen interest in the taxonomies of museums and their systems of display of other cultures so mine…

Dreaming the Line

This blog is about all the mistakes I am going to make while I train to be a visual artist of some kind (maybe…). This year I started a Foundation in Fine Art and I wanted to document the experience alongside sketchbooks and everything else.

Art Foundation Week 4

This week we went to the Hafod Estate  for Land Art to frame the landscape in the picturesque manner with our own picture frames made from natural materials. This was a fantastic though exhausting day, I used the underwater camera and caught the reflection of the trees in the bubbles  by pointing the camera upwards. This wasn’t…

Art Foundation Week 3

This week in Land Art we did a group project using driftwood to make an installation in the college’s theatre space. We were a bit disorganized and there were too many ideas at first until we graded the sticks by size and came up with a more coherent idea of structure and shape. Actually I…

Art Foundation Week 2

This week for Land Art, we were let loose on Borth beach and had been looking at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. I made this spiral which was enjoyable grading the beach pebbles by the colours and the size of stones. However when I looked more in to Goldsworthy I realised this is exactly derivative of his…

Art Foundation Week 1

I decided to do a Foundation in art to learn the basic traditional skills -drawing, painting, photography and printmaking. I certainly didn’t expect to go out in the first week and become a Walking Artist for a day-this was new on me! Anyway this was a very quick bonding exercise as we had to form groups…