FA2002 – Proposal

28 02 2009

Home

Having done a placement at Seabase in Newquay (my old home) I’m attempting to find out what home really means to me. Is it limited to a location, memories or maybe a commentary on my current state of mind or circumstances after the failure of my marriage?

Aims

  • To challenge how I see myself, both inside and outward.
  • To retrace some of my formative years as an artist as I return to where I believe my art life began, Newquay in Cornwall.
  • To further my documentation techniques.
  • To build a portfolio of work that I can present for promotional purposes at the end of the course. I am doing this so I can establish myself as an artist in the South West.

Media

As I don’t have all the resources and facilities that the University has to offer, I have decided to use traditional image making methods as my main tools.



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FA2002 Proposal

24 01 2009

In God We Trust

Being a member of ‘The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints” (commonly known as the Mormon’s) all of my life, one could say that religion is important to me. I would to create a project based on people relationship and social interaction with religion, whether for good or bad, from a personal perspective, or from a media perspective.

Where

Due to my location, I would prefer to split my studio time between researching around the Lancaster area, and time in the studio.

Media

I’ve have an interest in both paper sculpture and installation art, and I would like to develop further with both. I would also like to include some drawing as well, whether it be in planning of the installation, or in the final piece.

Aims

– gain a better insight into the world of religion.

– To better understand installation art, looking at aspects such as, construction, transportation, presentation and cost.

– create a fusion of contemporary religious artists and installation art.





Drawing & Image Making FA2005 Image. Text. Narrative. Proposal

15 10 2008

Proposal

I intend to work on four different areas.  Firstly, to work on Caricatures or cartoon based work. I am considering continuing the use of acetate for this idea, and to keep this very much a studio based project.

In my first year I created a “No admittance to” rant. This was inspired after a trip to Tate in Leeds, where there were very over zealous gallery attendants, telling people off for getting too close to the Artwork, or telling them not to take photos. With that project, I aimed to comment on the different class and social divides in our society, which I feel is still very prevalent, regardless of what people might think.

I am considering location work, which will involve placing each piece of the story/narrative in different locations, with instructions on where to find the next piece. I would prefer to carve the narrative on trees, but for the sake of not vandalising the countryside, I intend to place the narrative on paper then attach it to the trees.

Finally my cattle grid idea. I have always been fascinated by cattle grids, and I know a few jokes where cattle grids are included. There are a few in the area that I live. I would like to experiment with them.

Aims

I want to get my point of view across, and have people understand something about my character. Primarily, I want to show my sense of humor.  In addition I wish to enhance and display my drawing skills.

Previously I have never considered caricatures or cartoon-based work to be my strongest area, yet it is something I have always wanted to try. So my aim is to build my skill and confidence in producing such work.

Medium

I would like this to be either a paper based project, or as I have previously suggested, a continuation of the use of acetate. But in so doing, I would like this to evolve into something more than a 2D final piece.





Drawing & Image Making FA2004 Artist Books, Publications, Multiples, Editions.

10 10 2008

PROPOSAL

I propose to do a project based on creating a specific message or focus that may include a personal experience or event or political or social view. It may be as simple as receiving a speeding fine to recalling my wedding day.

I may also expand by researching into various mediums such as books, magazines, film, radio, and other media.

Half of my project will be based on presentation ideas, which include book making, using a variety of materials and differing medium.

I will concentrate on three artists. One associated with Zines, one contemporary artist and the third artist from a personal choice. I will look at various forms of illustration including cartoon, Zine and Graffiti artists.

AIMS

I aim to develop my understanding of Zines and to broaden my confidence of various techniques and processes, in order to create a tangible product that can be easily shared and/or passed on.

In addition I aim to keep an account of production costs in order to determine the possible profitability of using Zines as a way to promote my artwork in the future.

Mediums and Materials

I’m looking in two particular areas to create my zine. One being the use of origami and the other is the use of acetate. I’ve included origami in a previous project and I enjoyed it very much. However I never felt that I developed the use of origami at that time, and so I would like to continue to broaden my understanding of origami in this project.

I’ve always enjoyed using acetate, whether it’s creating an overleaf for a magazine cover, or using it as a paint pallet, strangely enough! However, I don’t recall using it, on its own, in a final project. I intend to experiment with colour, shape, positioning and lighting with the use of small torches, as well as attemping to produce a more traditional feel to the zine, but using acetate rather than paper.

Run

I want to keep my zine to a small run of around five to ten. Although I want them to be easy to carry and pass on, I would want to keep them fairly exclusive.





The church of DIY

5 04 2007

This was a project called house and home. Basically we had to create a final piece around the concept of DIY. Anything from magazine covers, wallpaper, diy on tv, anything.

i choose the final piece by using laminate flooring.

The church aspect is to show that DIY has an almost religeous like following.

The silhouettes get smaller as they get closer to the doors. I put it there after my friend Samuel suggested it in one of our ‘idea seminars’.

It’s to enhance the feeling of perspective.

Thanks for the tip Samuel, it worked well.

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Self potrait

5 04 2007

Every artist has to do a self portrait once in their life, and this is mine.

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How others see me.

When i first spoke to my tutor on the phone, for what ever reason i assumed that he was Caucasian. with a polite deep English accent, this was my first conclusion.

Imagine my surprise when i saw him, a five foot something, stocky west Indian fella, with 2.5 foot dreadlocks.

So in choosing a final piece for “how others see me” i did myself as a Caucasian speaking to someone at a call centre. She has no idea what origin i am.

The other is how i see myself. A surfer from Newquay, with a bible in one hand to show my religious side, a laptop in the other hand to show my love for the internet. The suit is to show my business understanding side of me, having been taught many business principles by my father, who now coaches financial advisors.

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I used acrylics for both picture. It didn’t go well, but i was in a rush to finish.