First Significant Piece

During the Easter break, so far (yes, I know… It’s coming to an end already … But I still have more to do!) I have produced one significant piece for my exam Unit in Textiles. As you know the title is “Combinations and Alliances”, and I have been looking at the links between traditional and modern architecture.

From my second set of photographs (which I shared some of them yesterday), I have now produced this:

I have used the material which I printed on before the holidays, and put some wadding/wodding behind it and stitched through the whole piece (both horizontally and vertically) – I have also added a three blocks of other materials onto the piece to show my appliqué skills.

The following photographs are close ups of the piece:

Textiles Exam: Second Contact Sheet (Photographs)

I know it has been a while since I last posted, but as you can imagine I am becoming more and more busy with all of my exams coming up etc. But I thought it would be a good idea to share with you my second contact sheet of photographs for my Textiles exam.

For this set of photographs, I have looked at a more modern approach to architecture and at the interiors as they portray more space.

Here are a few for you to take a look at:

Stay tuned for more!

So Far So Good!!

I’ve just had my first lesson at school with my Fine Art teacher (who also happens to be Head of Art), and he has looked over all of my photographs for both this subject and Textiles.

At first he didn’t look terribly pleased with the Textiles photographs as he didn’t see the message I was trying to put across. This was okay as we then had a lengthy discussion as to where this project could go with them – possibe pathways.

We have now discussed that it would be great to take elements from all of my photographs I have taken and combine the different buildings to make another photograph which I can work with.

We also spoke about the various methods and techniques which I could use to express my ideas further. I have decided that I should use traditional methods, yet use recycled materials – so we have two different types of ideas running parallel with each other in one project.

I also presented my ideas for Fine Art through my photographs, and my teacher loved the relationship/combination of metal with the organic and natural qualities of the teeth/mouths. I have decided that I am now going to explore the alliance between medical cures (casts, metal rods and nails etc) and how this can actually help cure different problems.

I am really happy with this feedback and I think I am off to a great start in this project already. All I need now is a sketchbook and flip file which I can now present my ideas.

Capturing My Initial Ideas …

Today has been a very productive and inspirational day for taking my first set of photographs for my exam project, “Combinations and Alliances”. I have focussed purely on Textiles to start with.

The photographs I have taken are purely of regency style buildings which take up the majority of the town I live in.

Here are a few a few to tickle your taste-buds:

I also walked around a lake which is home to hundreds of ducks, so I took advantage of this great opportunity to photograph them.

I am looking forward to taking more photographs this afternoon of teeth/mouths and how they can decay (or not, in some cases).

Have a good day everyone!