Friday, 24 December 2010
Coming back to Hampshire for the christmas holidays. I've taken some pictures of the New Forest in the tail end of the snow. Hopefully will be able to use these in my work at some point since I draw forests quite a bit.
Monday, 13 December 2010
here is my response to the week project on the quote "Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. either we use those languages or we remain mute." - J.G.Ballard. The piece is meant to show technology taking over, the viewer cannot tell what the machine does or where the lines go. You are not meant to read the image coherently, and the purpose is mute within the confusion of the lines. However this is not as striking an image as I imagined, so I might re do it in monoprint and see if it looks any better over the christmas holidays.
I found these on the guardian website of the 20 best photography exhibits recently and absolutely fell in love with his work. Ackerman's high contrast grainy analog photography of poland and places. So nicely composed and lit. The textures of the watery surfaces and the photo techniques he uses are just so lush. I love it. Its really quite like the work i would love to draw.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
More from the heart agency, I thought fitted in very nicely to the quote by J.G.Ballard. Im not sure how much i can do of this college myself. I might try to take these elements and possibly the colour combinations and try to transfer them to my hand drawn ways of working. Might work well with monoprinting over colour washes perhaps.
been taking a bit of a gander on the heart agency website found a few really nice artists. Aude Van Ryn i thought has quite a cool sense of silhouetting the figure with i was thinking of doing in print. Also I thought the way they've done the complicated white lines over the images, with lots of different textures could be an interesting starting point for the studio practise. thinking of doing J.G.Ballard's science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. either we use those languages or we remain mute.