Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Pencil Drawings for my Latest Project:

All within one day taking up to 8 hours so 4 hours each.

A Rubber Glove is the Object of Desire

A continuing project following the entwined lines of fashion and recycling. Within the BTEC course there are two groups and within those groups there are two pairs put together at random to create a collection from our chosen item.
We (the other group’s pair, my partner and myself) desired the object "Rubber Gloves" in a task to create a themed collection for the up and coming Fashion Show January 2012 including the following garments: a bag, a skirt, a waistcoat and a dress. Alice (my partner) will be creating a bag and my garment (a dress) which both need to be made entirely from rubber gloves following along the lines of the black and white theme that we have all coordinated within the past week.  
We are able to get simple base garments which we will be the foundations to our catwalk collections. – On Going Updates xx

London IOE

Venturing into the IOE (Institute of Education) University of London on 11th November 2011 to participate in lectures run by different creators in the Art and Design industry.
Out of the four people who presented to us the work they had achieved in the previous years (Jessica Bugg, Skynola, David Mach and Betty Jackson) the last two were of huge inspiration to me and memorable competitors within the Art World.
Jessica Bugg and Shynola were both fantastically unique in the work they produced ranging from costume designs, make-up and technical effects to Radiohead Blip and Coldplay video productions. However, next was David Mach. Both memorable and unexpected, he presented his lecture with confidence and pride of the work he has made – why shouldn’t he? David Mach tends to use everyday household items including coat hangers, newspapers, magazines and matches but he is mainly known for his coat hanger figurers like the gorilla, Jesus on the cross and various other human body forms which are simply breathtaking.

Showing the vast scale and patience iof his giant sculptures.
Along with his life-size 18ft long steam train “Running out of Steam” constructed from 185000 bricks in Darlington, David Mach also produced work of greater scale. For example his series of sculptures made entirely of magazines ranged from 1.5 tonnes to the outstanding 140 tonne sculpture using the force of gravity and balance with newspapers and 5 abandoned burnt cars in Glasgow. However, Mach also produced work on a smaller scales like his match stick heads which he would set alight. Most of his match stick heads would be a representation of well known people all over the world or a mixture of animals. 

Such unique and precise work from a unique artist. "I want it to be emotional"
Alongside the remarkable art of David Mach next to present a lecture was Betty Jackson, long time fashion designer. At first, Betty Jackson never longed to be a fashion designer but she soon fell in love with the textile industry at Rochdale University after taking a fashion and textiles degree. "Completely different from anything I have ever experienced."
From this stage Betty Jackson started to become more and more involved in the fashion world where she realised she had a natural flare to be creative with materials she was given. "Colour starts the inspiration." Every collection had to start somewhere and Betty Jackson believed it was within the fabrics samples displayed to her in meetings and presented to her within the first month of the new season.
Betty Jackson always stated that become a fashion designer doesn't mean you have to be alone, it present you with a huge family of people that all have a role to create the perfect fall collection "so you have room for disasters to happen." She believes that everyone has an opinion and one of which is most crucial is he hair and make-up because they need inspiration form the clothes to create their masterpieces so they know what works and what could possible be altered.

Winter Collection 2011 "A Red Delight"
She also had a great love for fine art and wanted that to flow into the fabrics she uses to create these beautiful designs that are sent down the catwalk ready for the reporters, photographers, fashion designers and celebrites all around the world. After which is passed down the shops and hopefully sold ready for the next collection to be created. 
"Do you personally wear your own work?"
"Yes, I do all the time, i don't wear anything else"
I think this statement from Betty Jackson because it really shows the pride she has to her work and as a fashion icon if she wear the clothes her team make then why wouldn't anyone else??
Working in opposites we should be seeing more of the earthy colours in their next collection....always looking forward to it!

Laura Corke 11th November 2011 Trip to London IOE University xxx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Third Project: 3D -- Continued

Following my relief work we had to create a full three dimensional piece only using an A1 piece of card. This is the work i have produced for the final sculpture for project 3 and i am very happy with the results. I have followed along the lines of my plan and taken inspiration from Naum Gabo with the wire but also using some of the same techniques i used in my relief piece to show that my work has a theme running throughout. -- not my favourite project but fun while it lasted. xx 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Third Project: 3D

At first, our task was to create visual letter forms on paper gathering ideas for shape, space, size, pattern and position. After looking at artists like Frank Stella and Naum Gabo we had to produce a relief sculpture incorporating out 2D letter forms but to have a more abstract approach. From this, we will be producing completely three dimensional pieces from cardboard to reflect both our written work and our relief work. xx  

Second Project: Tools

A mixture of techniques ranging from monoprints, photography, positive&negavtive effects, collages, spray paint and food dye. For me, the tool project was the worse project so far but i leant a huge number of techniques that i will remember and hopefuly use them in later works. xx

First Project: Colour

Final Images 1, 2 and 3:
1: Simple observation painting from a fabric setup using just paint brushes to get a feel for colour and shape.
2: Another observational painting from a differetn section of the setup using only cardboard to create a more abstract effect.
3: Complex abstraction from a viusal image of the setup using a variety of media, colours, textures and shapes. xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

A Small Section from my Art Article:

I don’t see myself as an artist but I do enjoy the peaceful serenity that it gives me. To be inspired enough to paint a picture is art itself but to interpret that into something new – no one has the power to object to that.
It takes a long time to perfect your style but that time is always worth it. Someone out there will appreciate your work whether that means you have to find them through a crowd of people. Art is art and there are many different interpretations because no one is the same; every generation is different – every person is different.
You don’t even have to enjoy the arts to like it. A painting is a visual and emotional aspect to life (some with more mentally inspired themes) so it will always be accepted and has been for thousands of years.
I will leave it to you to decide how it makes your feel -- but great art is always remembered. xx