I was looking at the final piece and it didn’t look stable and wasn’t very in the way the prints were mounted.
To make it stronger, I will mount the prints onto poly-board instead of cardboard strengthening the prints and will increase the lifetime of them
As mentioned in Sean’s feedback the projected photographs are a lot stronger than the screen prints. I agree with what has been said however, I will still submit the screen print version as I believe this meets the requirements of the brief as I have been able to bring a technique learnt during field into my outcome and also I have been able to bring my own practice into it.
For my outcome I was inspired by several artists so it would be hard to pick one:
Höch’s work influences the use of collaging different facial features together to create these bizarre combinations. By questioning gender and identity in her work through these combinations is an idea that I want to explore in my work and also something that is shown in my outcome.
LaChapelle’s work is another that has influenced my piece. The way he uses celebrities and creates work that is overweighted with colour, creates a sense of artificialness. Being artificial plays a big part in the piece that I have made.
As the field module comes to an end we were asked to create a final outcome. Initially, I was at a stump, then I made this!
The idea of these projections was to play with the desired one has to become someone else. It creates this paint-like effect which is also rather strange looking.
From these projections, I wanted to bring 3D elements into the work by using paper. The ideas have been taken from the Shadow Play & Light is Colour Workshops.
Successful? I believe they are as using the layers gives the photograph dynamic and really makes the images pop. It also elaborates on the paint-like strokes on the faces.
Although these photographs were successful and I really enjoy them, I felt like they were sitting on the edge of field and were slightly tipping into subject. To push myself into field more I decided to bring more elements in from Light is Colour.
From that revelation, the true beauty came to life:
The use of screen print really highlighted the shadows and features that were in the original photograph. Colours were inspired by the colours that were in the photograph obviously I played on them and made them a lot more sickly, however, I still played with complementaries.
To create layers paper was folded so it would bounce back, a technique that is used in Pop-up books.
As some of the print work wasn’t confident enough I worked back into the prints. This created texture with direct correlation to the photographs.
Jack Smith is an artist that was used during our Shadow Play workshop. His work that consists of flowing marks and the using of natural colours show a scene of still life.
It focusses on the shadows of the still life and how they slowly move and change throughout the course of the day.
The use of layers create by different mark making is a technique that was used to build up the original drawings which soon inspired the ceramic piece that was made. The drawings were to reflect light and also show the change of dynamic in the moving shadows.
She influenced the use of the intricacy used in the build up of the layers and also the combination of the colours to create depth and dynamic in her prints.
Also the work helped us decide that to create group work that would break the two-dimensional barriers.
Originally, in the group project, we were going to create a relief version using our stencils and build up layers physically rather than creating an illusion like Morris.
Morris grids her prints up, using different geometric shapes which are numbered and then arranged in the coloured grids that she created. The use of organisation will be used in future work and also the strong use of power!
“I don’t view my work as resolved. Like the structures I depict, it’s constantly in motion. It relates to power: power is always in flux, unresolved and up for grabs. That’s one of the most important aspects of all the films. An institution can be great, or terrible, interesting, or insidious. It depends who is leading.” SARAH MORRIS