More photos taken whilst at Ingleby Gallery.
More photos taken whilst at Ingleby Gallery.
On Saturday me and Alison visited Ingleby Gallery. The main focus of their current exhibition is Jonathan Owen. Who works in both 2 and 3 dimensions by reducing and rethinking existing objects and images. I really like the concept of what he does with his 3 dimensional work. It is a kind of vandalism but without repercussions.
I must admit I did prefer the works from the Edinburgh Billboard series, particularly the bright, vibrant piece by Susan Hiller Homage to Marcel Duchamp - 2012. (Picture 6) Which is due to the colours.
I also like how due to the sun quite a few if not all of the photos I took of works in frames show another reflection from the gallery surroundings.
The most ironic thing about this exhibition was the video, because in the video it shows a clock at quarter past 1, I looked at my watch at that point and it actually was quarter past one.
Very interesting exhibition.
I really like this because it is honestly something I never even thought of. It looks really interesting, especially how most of the roses are encased in the ice with tiny sections of petal emerging as the ice melts.
I just tried up upload my Final SoI copy and it says Assignment is overdue by: 9 days 12 hours.
Anyone else getting this?
Since the rose is quite a big part of my FMP I have been looking at different photos me and my girlfriend have of roses we have gotten each other, I took the two photos above from the latest rose I got her. I found the way it opened up really interesting and I love the curves the petals form.
As i need to decided on a rose image to work with these are defiantly two images I will experiment with in the coming weeks.
Drawing and Painting
So far this week (week 1) I have started to gather some textures. These include foil, mirror, bottle caps, sea glass, shells and more. I feel it is a good start to possible texture use within this project, I will continue to collect textured objects throughout the project. I am trying to make sure that all textures are easy for me to obtain once I decide which textures I want to use within my piece. If a texture is too obscure I may not be able to obtain it again.
Whilst at Dunbar beach I collected a bag of shells, sea glass, and stones. As well as a little bottle of sand. These are for the texture and personal part of my FMP as the beach also has a personal meaning to me.
I could use these as is or I could paint, print with them etc.. I will try out different ways to use them for texture. As with the sand, I want to try using that as is, paint on it and add it to my paint before application.
I think another trip to the beach may be a good idea as I really like some of the textures I collected there.
The theme of my project is Personal, Intimacy, and Texture. My plan is to work toward creating a piece which with a personal image will relate to intimacy through the sense of touch.
This relates to my previous work and ideas because it is an extension of my 4 week Drawing and painting rotation piece (Photo above). I have chosen to carry that on because I feel there is a lot I can do with it, and it will allow me to extend my knowledge of paint and texture, as well as allowing me to use my creative ability to better my work by creating my F.M.P with more colour, texture and meaning.
Any sample textures anyone has or even any ideas of textures I could use are more than welcomed.
Two Georgia artists address the problems and potential of plastic waste in the exhibition “Post-Consumed.” Harry DeLorme uses plastic waste recovered from the banks of the Savannah River to make “paintings” based on Google Maps. His functional art objects include a lamp made from 120 cigarette lighters intercepted on their way into the Atlantic. Artist Rachel Green repurposes discarded plastic toys, tools and appliances into witty commentaries on gender, play and work.
I looked at this piece because I feel it is relevant to the texture part of my FMP theme. I really like how the artists have used found objects within their work.
I plan to use the aspect of using found object in my own work.
Location - Dunbar Beach
I decided the beach would be a good place to look for textures for my Final Major Project. Luckily it was actually quite a nice day and not too cold.
Whilst there I got some interesting photos as well as a nice selection of shells and sea glass. I also collected some sand which I plan to try as a texture itself as well as mixed with paint.
It might be quite nice to explore the beach further for texture as it does stretch quite some distance. Also I think it would be nice to have a look at other beaches (weather permitting of course).
I am looking at using natural textures as well as man made texture, if I can find coloured textures which match my colours that is even better.