• Make sure posts are a lot more critical than what they are especially the ones about artists.
  • Research more artists other than the ones that are suggested by tutors or in workshops
  • Post more regularly on my timeline
  • Continue being playful with materials in work.
  • Projection images are successful
  • Find out what it is I want to do and say with my work.
  • How do I tackle my subject on celebrity culture/ idolisation of heroes and also body goals?
  • More extensive contextualisation should help strength my journal.



  • 15min of fame – Andy Warhol
  • House of America – Marc Evans
  • Pedro Almodovar films
  • Orlan
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Amalia Ulman.



All of this will also relate to subject .



LaChapelle & Höch.

For my outcome I was inspired by several artists so it would be hard to pick one:

Hannah Höch

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.

Hannah Höch

David LaChapelle

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.

David LaChapelle.

Jack Smith – Bottles in Light and Shadow

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.

Bottles in Light and Shadow 1959

Shadow Play:

Sarah Morris.

Sarah Morris is a particular influence on the sculpture piece created for light is colour.

  • 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





Lis Rhodes.




Rhodes work was something that we used as an idea to base or Illuminated video of. As Rhodes used a musical score to draw attention to women composers, we wanted to achieve the opposite.

For us, we removed the audio so the audience were able to fully focus on the model to get a full description visually and only using one lot of their senses. Removing the sound enhanced the ability.

This idea of drawing the audience attention was slowly lost while we were playing around with the remainder of the triptych. By the time we were given the final task of creating the installation we wanted the audience to loose the capability to focus on one particular thing. The reason for this was to create confusion.





David LaChapelle.

The use luriScreen Shot 2017-06-03 at 21.04.26d colours, bizarre imagery and the celebrity world come together to create photography that is aesthetically pleasing and fun.

Being overweighted with colour brings this sense of artificialness to his work and highlights the side of being a celebrity the public normally shy away from. Why does LaChapelle want to show this? I believe he shows the celebrities in a bizarre yet playful composition as he knows he will receive a positive response from both the celebrity world and societies from around the world.

This type of work started to come about when LaChapelle returned to his roots of being a fine art photographer where he explores themes such as celebrity fascination, positivity and recognition.

David LaChapelle: can the king of hyper-real photography help heal the world?

This article explores LaChapelle importance in today’s society and how he highlights important factors like Trump becoming present, in the new Diesel campaign. It also indicates the presence of the LaChapelle style in Instagram feeds like Beyonces and snapchat filters which people around the world have access to.

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As LaChapelle believes imagery is important and powerful which is shown in his work by combing the themes mentioned above with the lurid colours which bring attention a skill which I want to bring to my work in both the Field and Subject modules.

David LaChapelle: ‘Fashion, beauty and glamour are the mark of civilisation’

Hannah Höch


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.

By combining imagery taken from magazines, journals fashion publications Hoch was able to make collages that were humorous and really challenged societies changes.  She has used a wide range of techniques and materials to create her work such as collage, photomontages, watercolour, and woodcuts. Using these techniques shows variety in her practice and the ability to learn to push the work from strength to strength.

It is clear in her work that she was part of the Dada movement, a style that is been said is present in my work or the style of my own work reminds people of this movement. To create a meaningful message through emotion to convey a concept is powerful.


Hannah Hoch: The woman that art history forgot

Hannah Höch