Sunday, 27 November 2011

Project 6: DRAWING and PAINTING

After few successful projects which were created as 3D work, there was time to concentrate on 2D realisations. This was not easy, I am more used to work in free space. I decided to work on large scale, which would give me more freedom. Here are few videos of my work. Each of them is created as a 'step by step' demonstration. I am also including some images which I consider as the most interesting of each project:



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For the following piece I used a black background and white and metallic paint. I found some close ups more interesting than the final work in full scale. Some of the details reminds me of dramatic seas of British painter William Turner (maybe because I watched video about his work the previous night).



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And here few pictures of 'Turner's seas':



This piece was made as a reference to ceramic piece 'Momentum' made by Barbro Aberg. The image was taken from artist's website, photographer: Lars Henrik Mardahl:


I started with black drawing and added different colours step by step. However, I found the first black drawing the most interesting:



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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Project 5: CONNECTING FLOCKS II.

I recorded a short video using moving spot light. I am also including few images of the finished project. Enjoy!

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Project 5: CONNECTING FLOCKS I.

Welcome to my new project. After having fun with 'the cubes' I decided to go back to the basic idea with connecting bird flocks. I did not really know where to start, so I started with drawing. Here are few first sketches...




... and then the idea started to emerge...


... a bit of colour...


... and this is the final drawing before I started 'the hard work' on the final piece:


Then I made frames for my flocks. The shapes are made of cable covers (thank you, DIY Wick's!)...

...I stretched a fine net over the frames and pined up 'birds' made of slightly reflective green fabric and kitchen foil (thank you Guiney's!)...


... finally the 'flocks'. I decided to go with two shapes:


Now there was time to give my flocks a bit of life. But before the installation I came with an idea of reflecting the 'shapes' in a mirror. I was a bit greedy I suppose. I just wanted more flocks with no work! Well, mirror is a bit expensive and would not fit with the security arrangements at our school, so I choose kitchen foil instead. Here is my 'box' covered in silver:

Few attempts with the 'flocks' reflecting in the foil...


...with a spot light in dark:


The outcome was not too bad but I was not particularly happy with it. The 'flocks' were not visible on the foil. Well, more precisely, the only thing that was reflecting was the light! No wonder, the greed is a deadly sin... I had to admit that the idea with foil did not work and there was time to go back to basics with plain white background:


Now it looked much better, but there was still something missing. Maybe the spot light? Again??? Yes, again... the light with the shadows make the difference:


If you were able to read this post down to this point - then I would like to thank you for your patience. For better images and a video of this project, please have a look at my later post.