Thursday, 20 November 2008

i'm going away ; photographs

When my parents came to visit me a month ago they bought me and my flatmates roses to brighten up the kitchen. They're still just alive so I'm preserving them in all ways i can! photographs, sewing...

I'm going to Berlin tomorrow for four days, so I guess they'll be dead by the time I get back.
I'm sure I'll have many tales to tell when I return...
A stray carnation.

We tried to do that ink thing with it, but it didn't work.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

a senstive bore ; mixed media

If there are any students in England out there, considering doing an Art Foundation year before a degree, DO IT. Seriously. Even if you're not going to do an art degree, it's free before you're 19 and it's SUCH a good, exciting year.
It really opens your eyes.
Here are some swatches I produced in the last few days. I was looking at layers, suspending time and disintegration.

The plasticy material in a lot of these is actually a water soluble film which i've left undissolved. Over time, I suspect the film will get damp from the petals and start to deteriorate. Interesting, eh.


I hope you like them...

Monday, 17 November 2008

How to feel miserable as an artist ; feature


Some really cool downloadable stuff, PLUS

beautiful illustrations.

Credit; Keri Smith

bunting ; polaroid

We went on a drawing day to a nearby town and it rained all day.
It was lovely.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

it's been a long time ; photography

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts for...nearly two months. University is so hectic.
The pace of the course is intense, plus we have to decide what we want to do next year,
where we want to go and also prepare for a trip to Berlin next week. I'm so excited!

I created a 'nest' and necklace out of wirewool and wax last week and decided to turn the 'nest' into a hat and do a mini photoshoot with my gorgeous flatmate. I love the photographs...

Here is the 'nest' with the 'eggs'- mushrooms dipped into wax.