Friday, 27 March 2009

Final Year Degree show P.O.A...ish

Plan Of Action.

Had a meeting with my course tutor yesterday, to look at my source research and see what my thoughts on my final year collection.

Well, I have so many ideas I don't know what I'll be doing!!

All I know is-

Whatever I do will be quite abstract-with no notable inspiration (ie nature) but a combination of shape,texture and muted rich colour?

I like the combination of black and gold (black acrylic and gold metal? oxidised metal with gold acrylic?)...
I like using the lazer cutter to rastorize images onto acrylic. (almost like etching onto metal-same type of effect.)...
I like chunky & weighty pieces...
I like the combination of acrylic with metal(I like the balance.)...
And I like simple, architectural shapes involving curves/straight lines vs curves/traditional forms combined with abstract forms...

And that's not all!

I just need to make sure it all comes together!-will be writing a brief for my 4th year which I will pop up when written.

Till later (when I have my thought more structured!!!)x

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Narrative project...done!

Firstly, I am going to say, I don't think the photographs do my 3 final brooches justice, as the images project a very 2D result. However the multiple layers produced using the lazercutter, create a depth that a plain image just doesn't have. All 3 brooches show the same image-a scantly clad lady, staring at (or perhaps lusting after!) a man smoking a cigarette. All use both acrylic-clear,mirrored and gold, backed with silver or have silver brooch fittings.

Brooch 1 -Black and clear acrylic layered and riveted.

Brooch 2-Gold Acrylic

Brooch 3-Mirrored Acrylic and Silver riveted.

So now to get my artist statement completed!...I'll pop it up when I'm done, hopefully it'll make sense!

Till Later x

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Auflux?! or Oflux....

These designs are by Aurorisa Mateo, an outstanding independent jewellery designer and recognized architect in Europe. You can see the works at Oflux his online gallery and store. Just shows that any skills can be transferred into multiple disciplines! I do enjoy sculptural and architecture forms. The rings,however simple, do have a strong favourite is the ring in the back of the photograph....very architectural!

I will soon be posting my final piece (s!?) for the Narrative project...10days and counting!

Till Later x