Monday, 23 January 2012

Home is where the hoard is...

After all the research into collecting that I had done for my dissertation I decided to take a different angle for my practical work, but still very much connected to it, so for my first ‘Minor’ project (I hate that it’s called that, it didn't feel ‘minor’ when I was doing all that work!!) I looked into hoarding...
I knew that I wanted to do a bit more drawing this year as I hadn’t done an awful lot of drawing for a while and so to jump start my idea’s I went around listening to peoples conversations and finding photographs. From hints within these conversations and pictures I drew up imaginary collections that these people could own (although I had no idea what I was going to do with them!). The items within these ‘collections’ are everyday objects and are more often associated with hoarding than collecting (other than the postcards...they just slipped in somehow!). Can an everyday commodity be part of a collection?
So for now here are a few of my drawings...
A series of old batteries

Sugar Packets

Postcards of architecture 

Slides time I'll show you what I ended up doing with them. 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Remember me!?

Long time no see... 
I have been crazy busy for the last fews months writing my dissertation and doing two ridiculously ambitious projects, so have had no time to update my blog.
In order to catch up I’m thinking that I should spilt the posts up instead of creating one stupidly long post...
Where to start??
Well for the last half of the summer I was helping out the lovely Claire Brewster helping out and getting ready for Origin. It was great to see how she works and actually see the reality of making it out in the real world as an artist. 
You should definitely check out her work, it’s gorgeous and all meticulously cut by hand! I’ve now even got one of my very own!