Monday, 27 June 2011

Ed the Head, the Guardian of the Bed.

After finishing the second year of my degree and the 'Applied' Exhibition that I organised in Rochester, I finally had time to sort out the mess of my flat. 

Two day's, four completely full bin bags of rubbish, one and a half bin liners for charity shop and two massive boxes taken too my mum and dad's attic later and I finally have my flat back!! 

I also finally got around to putting up the photo wall in my bedroom  :D
(and found a home for Ed the Head in the process)

I actually got all those photo frames for our wedding 3 years ago!! I knew I wanted to use photo's I had taken on our honeymoon, to put in them but I somehow managed to take over 2000 photo's so choosing only nine of those was a long process. 

What do you think??

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case

Form June 17th til August 19th 2011 some of my work will be exhibited in 
Rochester Art Galleries Craft Cases.

If your in Rochester over the summer pop in and have a look :)

Below are some others on my course also exhibiting:

 This is Cassie Pittaway (vases) and Robin Duplock's work

This is Cristina Vezzini's Work (she graduated last year)

 This is also Cassie Pittaway's work

This is Rhiannon Higgins and Sophie Monger's work.

Monday, 20 June 2011

The Exhibition! (PICTURE HEAVY!!)

The exhibition is all finished and I can finally relax a bit! 
(well I need to get on with writing my dissertation, but I think i'll have a few days off!)

I thought I would post a few pictures of the exhibition for those that couldn't make it to Rochester.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Applied Private View

Last night we opened our exhibition with a private view. 
Here's a few pictures!

Group Photo :)

From left to right (standing) we have: 
Pam Rana (one of our tutor's), Keri Tanton, Natalie Sampson, Robyn Duplock, Debra (our tutor), Hannah Wellham, Giedre Masanovets. 

Form left to Right kneeling: 
Rhiannon Higgins, Cassie Pittaway, Me and Hannah-May Chapman.

Friday, 3 June 2011

What to do with 23 things??

Been a busy week organising everything for the exhibition in a couple of weeks. So I thought I would take a break and show you my last project, and my working process.

This was the result of my 23 Rings project, where I made 23 Rings (my age - in case you were wondering!) each with a souvenir from my life, I then held an event inviting people to come and take a ring in exchange for something from their own life, something precious to them.

Then, I had the vastly underestimated task of creating a series of jewellery from these pieces. I begun with the idea of manipulating the object to tell the story of the memory.

I found that this was much to limiting and I felt that it wasn't dealing with the underlying issues, the fact that these items were precious to people, and that they had been given up.

I then came up with the idea of a wearable museum vitrine in which there would only be a trace of the object that had been left behind. It also meant that as the wearer you would be the only person to see the trace of object, everyone else just sees an empty box, bringing it back to the idea of a personal object.

For the 'trace' of the objects I decided, after much testing of different options to use photograms. 

I decided to only make three of the pieces, and as metalwork isn't something that I can claim to be very skilled at (yet!) I decided to make one metal vitrine and two wooden. 

Here was the result!

You can also come and see them in the exhibition! :)