Within the 4 weeks of Spring research was done along side the actual work. For me this was done through Pinterest . Where I have collected more that 120 images that I think relate to spring or are similar images to what i have created.
Three specific artist kept coming up while I was researching they were Andre Kertesz , Josef Muller Brockmann and Idris Khan.
Andre Kertesz’s still life’s were extremely similar to my photographs of the the swirling spoon in week 3. The sharp dark shadows are beautiful and cause great contrast. I try to intentionally replicate it in the week 4 rather than by accident before. I think this input into my work is evident in the stacking and layering in the diamond/kite shaped images.
Josef Muller Brockmann’s work has also inspired a lot of the 4th weeks work with the hard contrasts of black and white while making a simple shape complex. This is highlighted in the circle images. My favorite work of Josef are the Beethoven pieces so for inspiration some of my works I tried to use only circles as an experiment to see if i could get anything worth wile (I did).
Idris Khan’s work uses a lot of what looks to be layering of the same image. I like this concept so I applied it to my own work but not as intense except for one where it is directly inspired by him which i think is quite obvious. Idris also plays with the black and white contrast but due to the style of his work its not always as intense as the other that i have discussed nevertheless I still like the work.
Through my research I have discovered that I seem to be obsessed with contrast and not only this work. All my works seem to have an emphasis on extreme black and white contrast that is throughout these artist works.
These are the top 10 designs for each of the 1st 3 weeks and the best single design from the 4th collaborative week.
Week 4- Collabrative
This is 4th and final week of the Spring Designs. This week the goal was to create the best possible work using the processes that were most successful from the previous weeks. I felt that my Photography and design skills were the best so that’s what I went with. Many of these designs use the shapes and shadows from the image from the photography week.
All these images represent Spring in an abstract using items and photography techniques. The pole show a release of energy after being bent.
The spoon has a coil or spring . The shape is a classic shape representing spring.
This object has a shape (the lid/handle) that I have worked with a lot previously on the other spring sessions. It also has a spring function.
This shape has two sides one condensed and the other sprung out.
The sponge is a spring as after condensed it spring to its original shape.
These pictures are from the “textile” week. These all represent the word Spring and have been created using paint,pencil,Indian ink and charcoal on off cuts.
Here are the sets we have created and are using
A swampy jungle Island and a boat of adventurer’s
We were task with creating abstract representations of a word using basic shapes and any techniques. I was given the word Spring. This is the digital week where i created 30 images using photoshop. My best are the series of transparent diamonds in the last 2 images as well as the 3 moving circle pieces in the first image.
The first lesson we were introduced to story boarding. We wrote a script and and drew story boards. (I do not know how to write a script)
The script- The golden seeded Tree
- Golden seeds in tree
- Croc circles/protects tree and therefore gold
- Adventurers spot the golden seeds
- Boat drives towards tree
- Croc attacks the boat and motor
- Spear girl hops from boat to croc to tree
- knife guy jumps on croc, attacking it
- Fight/distraction occurs
- Man dies in noble sacrafice
- Spear girl is sad
Moral of the story – Greed Kills
Here is my story boards
For the Group paper project we struggle initially with coming up with a good idea with the concept of space. Initially we were going to make a solar system but that was quickly shot down and we were told it was to literal. We then brainstormed the idea of making a rocket. This rocket would be adorned with all of our cultures, as we were a very diverse group. These patterns and adornments would be an homage to our ancestors mighty vessels with the designs and decorations covering them.
William Bardebes, who sat in on our class for the day then gave us a piece of advice that really stuck with me.
“A Bow suggests an Arrow, an Arrow suggest a Bow.”
So with this great advice on board we then moved onto the idea of the rocket scaffolding which we would create, playing into space from a different perspective of a void or space being left behind. We then did a quick sketch of what each of us envisioned as the final concept. Lelua’s image (1st picture) depicts a traditional launch pad with scaffolding on each side. Tristan’s image (2nd picture) however depicts the storage facility that holds the rocket which was a new point of view and idea we all liked. A quick google search of rocket storage facilities led me to this beautiful image (3rd picture) of a complex storage facility from NASA. Tristan’s idea as well, the image and talks with the lecturers helped to create our final idea of making a scaffold or mold of what represents us and/or our culture (4th picture).
So we started work on our molds and boxes. First I created a stencil in Illustrator.
I then glued in to six different pieces of cardboard to cut out each of the layers.
Once each layer had been cut out I glued them together created a box around the scarp layers behind to hide them. I spray painted the whole thing white as well as do a few touch ups here and there.
This is the final product of the kiwi. i think it looks pretty good. The only part that isn’t great are the corners which i tried to fix many times but couldn’t improve on them further.
This is the PDF of a mapping exercise. We did to establish what would happen when there are multiple deadlines to complete and how that may effect our live
Paper Project Effects