Sunday, 28 February 2010

Images off DeviantART

I really like the atmosphere which has been created with these photographs. The images themselves are inspiring as they have a magical quality about them and I love the fairy tale style in which they all seem to be based.

The photograph at the top really interests me. I like the checked black and white pattern which seems to be 3D, I think it looks really hypnotic and I like the fact that it's quite abstract and you don't quite know what its about. I'm drawn to using bold patterns like this in my work. An example would be the images on my Ted Baker brief which I have previously posted on my blog where I used a brightly coloured diamond pattern as a backdrop for my photographs.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Editorial Brief- Networking

I found this particular brief really challenging as we only had one week to produce these images and I was struggling with the idea of using a metaphor to convey a meaning. I was also struggling to find a style which I could adopt, as a week wasn't enough time for me to make a set out of paper models, which is my general style of work. I tried to stick with my method of producing silhouettes but try to change my style slightly to adapt the images to 2D.

I think these images could do with a lot of improvement, but the timeframe for this brief was very short. I did however think that my use of space here is an improvement over some of my other pieces, as I feel that I sometimes overcrowd my images a bit. It's nice to see I'm starting to let my images breathe a little!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Aoyama Hina- A Japanese Artist

Apparently Hina's work can be found in a book by Gestalten, Tangible: High Touch Visuals.

I think these pieces are aesthetically pleasing to the eye and look as though they have taken so long to create, as they are very intricate. They have a strong sense of culture in them,whether it is a mixture of a Japanese influence or styles from around her current house in France. Her work looks as though it has been influenced by Art Nouveau.

I really like the idea of cutting silhouettes or patterns out of black paper but then putting them over a brightly coloured background, like the flower in the lowest picture above. I adore the way the shadow is created behind the flower onto the background, it adds a real depth to the photograph.
Her work looks quite fairytalish and fantasy based another reason why I'm drawn to her work.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Helen Musselwhite

Helen's work is the depiction of a fairytale, it is truly brilliant. Her work with paper is genius, I love it! These pieces are so clever and I admire the way she can create her own worlds even though she works at quite a small scale and all of her models are created out of paper.

I like the third image down because there is no colour and no other detail added, it's just all made out of white paper and the emphasis seems to lie on her immaculately cut silhouettes of shapes. I think her sculptures inside the glass jars are my favourite though, probably because the theme of fairy tales seems more pronounced in them. She seems to have created these tiny worlds inside the glass domes and I love her attention to detail.

I find the way her models have been presented in these glass domes really inspiring and I would be interested in presenting my own work in something like this in future. It also reminds me of Helen Molony's work (my post in January) and how she has created her silhouettees in what seems to be a glass box.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Fairy Tale Shoes!!

These shoes remind me of the fairy tale "The Elves and The Shoemaker". In one of my previous projects, I made a shoe out of paper and I think these are really interesting as they have been made from materials other than paper. They have an authenticity about them and seem very realistic. I think it would be interesting to experiment with different materials with my future models to improve them or develop them further on.

I also really like the idea of how a pair of shoes can reveal someones personality for example, muddy wellies suggesting an outdoorsy type person, worn out trainers representing a sporty person or stiletto heels demonstrating an outgoing comfortable (and possibly sexy) girl. To me these shoes suggest innocence and seem like the kind of shoes a child might wear.