“I think most artists find it difficult to part with their work but it’s the parting that keeps us alive and keeps us working. In the case of the chariot, although it’s been sold I actually still have it, just in another form.”—Kit Williams
i absolutely love this work by Anna Knight, these images don’t look like paintings but beautiful photograph’s, i love the intricate detail and the way in which the fruit seems almost damp with this clear dewy glaze.
i think that i need to work and adapt my illustration abilities more, they need to be better and more defined, over the summer period i am going to work alot more with drawing and also improve and play with my current techniques.
Here is a flicker page that I have found with lots of different pin hole camera outcomes, I am really looking forward to actually getting out there and experimenting more with my camera.
I am also going to perhaps try constructing another camera out of quite a bizzare object and see the the different outcomes.
i have really enjoyed working on different surfaces with my usual choice of media (watercolours) however depending on the fabric the colour can actually bleed alot.
i have controlled the running of the colour using a fine liner, i think that the outcome’s of these fabric illustrations have created a quite nice printed effect. even though i want my drawings to be good i still want the viewer’s to realise that i have drawn them myself instead of simply using patterned fabric.
in my last project delicatessen i made tiny little outfits from scraps of fabric, however I’m still not that good at sewing, alot of this wing has been hand sewn but this was taking to long so for some of it iv had to use a sewing machine this was new to me but I’m quite happy that I’ve managed to work with a new tool and practice during this project.
At home we have a herb garden with growing runner beans, tomato’s, peas, strawberries, and even some wild plants i would like to plant a seed and create studies of this over a period of time from when it is initially planted to being harvest and even eaten.
i could produce a garden journal of this process including photographs, illustration and text.
"I saw them as optimistic. I liked the way they don’t want to be looked after, that they prefer to live in little cracks in the street. It was also a continuation of my work with street furniture - bakers’ trays and shopping trolleys."
The result is a suite of etchings called Nourishment, a title inspired by the way these “street flowers” - shepherd’s purse, fat hen, or oxtongue - can proliferate with so little nourishment . The etchings are unlike anything Landy has produced before. Intricate and detailed with shapes that criss-cross like dancing figures, they are, says their publisher, Charles Booth-Clibborn of Paragon Press, “somewhere between Dürer and Odilon Redon”.
i have started to research various artists and i came across this wonderful piece by Ron Mueck.
these wings have been constructed from real goose feathers,i think that this piece is quite comforting even calming i love how it seems to overlook its viewers as-if idly keeping a safe eye over everyone.
i think that these wings are so realistic i love the way in which the feathers are woven into one another they remind me of an eagles wing. i think that this piece has a very majestic feel about it, even tho it is a very unworldly quite surreal piece instinctively we signify the white as peace and the wings create a very heavenly presence to the work.
i think it would be interesting to attach wings to a real person and take some pre raphaelite looking images perhaps with some quite surreal, and unusual backgrounds.
Icarus was the son of a genius named Daedalus. He was a great creator and inventor. He built the labyrinth, for the king Minos of Crete, that was to hold and imprison the half bull and half man named Minotaur.
Daedalus instead was imprisoned within his own invention because he helped the enemy of king Minos. He gave Minos’ daughter a clew of string to help Theseus who finally survived the labyrinth and defeated the Minotaur.
Daedalus was a remarkable craftsman who created wings that stuck to a wooden frame with wax. He created two pairs of such wings and gave one to his son Icarus. He told his son not to go too much near the sun as it would cause wax to melt and wings to loosen.
Icarus being imprisoned along with his father always desired to escape from the labyrinth. So he used those wings to fly and escape from it. As he was flying he was exhilarated and went higher and higher into the sky.
Soon his wings loosened as sun melted the wax in it. The boy Icarus fell into the water in the ocean and drowned. Daedalus could see feathers down in the water waves and understood that his son ignored his warning.
Daedalus buried his son Icarus’ body in an island which is called as Icaria. The nearby sea where Icarus fell into was now called as the Icarian Sea.
at the start of this project we put together our own briefs, originally i was going to create an archive of myths and legends that the public could look through and even learn from, however this proved to be quite a challenge as there was that many different themes and genres to look at i didn’t know where to start.
i didced to concentrate on one theme.
the way i had planned to document the various myths and legends for the archive would have been through the medium of photography, drawing and various other process and documentation methods such as a filing system, records and labeling.
i still want to experiment with this idea of the archive so i have decided to take some photographs and try and create some quite eerie and strange images, i want to do this using a pin hole camera as i think i could get some really strange but interesting results from this.
one artist that creates these very alien like presences is Karla black i absolutely love her strange and abstract pieces.
they remind me of plastic sheets that would be hung in a slaughter house or crime scene, even though they take on this quite sinister body they can also be very delicate looking they could leaking from another world into ours.
if i were to construct wings i am unsure as to what size these would be, i think that very small, petite wings would be very pretty and delicate but i kind of like the idea of quite a heavy claustrophobic wing that looks almost like a smelly decomposing piece of flesh.
at first i pictured the wing stretched out across the wall almost about to take flight but i now like the idea that this wing could be simply hung from the ceiling or even sprayed across the floor in a dead heap so it looks like a dead beast or specimen.
i think that if the wing were to be displayed in this way it might not actually look like a wing anymore as there would be no frame to it, this could enable to wing to look almost like a cloak or human flesh that has been peeled away like a snake skin.
the remanence of something that was there previously.
i am starting to look at various materials that could be used for the wing some bizarre like metals and some quite obvious like peacock feathers.
Throughout allot of myths and legends there is a strong continuity of wings this is obviously something that has really stood out to me.
moving on from the simple drawings of petals i have looked into the idea of using actual flowers to construct small fairy like wings, these could perhaps be woven into a wire base or possibly stitched together similar to a patchwork quilt.
i have drawn some plans in my sketchbooks the main obstacle i think i would face with this idea would be the petals dying and crumbling away, even though this very delicate, breakable feeling is what i want to achieve it would perhaps make it very difficult if not impossible to construct.
still thinking about flowers i have tried to bring the concept of flowers and fairies together as i still want this project to be based around a myth or legend.
because the fairy part of this project is the myth i want to take it out from this and not make it too literal, i don’t want to make a piece on a fairy but perhaps take an element from this and work on ideas from that.
because i have been concentrating on the wings i think i have been able to lose this very childish feel to the piece that i don’t want.
i have used watercolours and pens to illustrate some quick ideas.
i think it would be interesting to construct wings from natural objects such as leaves, flowers and twigs.
one of the reasons why i would perhaps use this type of media is because it is very fragile and could easily break away i like this very delicate DO NOT TOUCH feeling of the work.
if i were to use flowers these would naturally decompose and break away, it could be interesting to film and document this over a period of time.