The ideas lab was a strong introduction to the year and to also help generate work at a fast pace. The images are responses from Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film #59. This image was given to me by someone else. I focused mainly on the movement, isolation and the background rather than the main subject which is Sherman. Focusing on these elements created an abstracted response. Using a mixture of material given, gave me the ability to create the response to the movement.
Returning for the second year has highlighted negatives and positives in the work that I produced throughout the summer. I believed that the imagery of Barbie being ‘destroyed’ conveyed that she isn’t this perfect role model, instead to my peers and tutor she was described as “a woman who has been raped and left in the mountains.”
From this feedback, I can understand why and it is a fault that needs to be resolved. To strengthen my concept of Barbie and also to the brief work alongside my practice I will conduct the following:
- Research into the origins of Barbie and the meaning of her.
- Research into Greek mythology and art.
- Find an artefact/ object/ artwork for the brief
- Begin to read about Versace.
Bringing Greek mythology into my work will create connections with the obsession of having a ‘perfect’ look that has been created by societies.