The blocks that I joined together have taken on a new level. I wanted to have some bold strips of colour on some of the blocks so I mixed the colour and dipped the whole thing in the paint. It worked well – apart from when it had dried it all cracked because the paint was really thick, perhaps I’ll sand it off and do it again but a bit thinner.
After my bit of a crisis yesterday, I set about spending the whole day working on my paintings. I wanted to join some of them together, but before I did that – I wrote things in between them…things such as what my work is all about, how I’m feeling as I’m making the work and how it makes me feel. This was a really important exercise for me to do – even though the viewer will be unaware of any of the writing because its covered over, it helped me a lot in getting it straight in my head what I’m doing, what its about and where its going.
The photographs below show what the boards looked like before I attached them, what was in between each of the layers.
I think I hit crisis point this afternoon. Luckily, one of my tutors was there to guide me in the right direction.
Up until now I have not seen my work properly on the wall, so this was really beneficial to me – It made me see my work in a new light and I am definitely going to connect some of my boards together to make more substancial blocks, giving the overall work much more depths.
I haven’t blogged for a long time! Been so busy with all my work, plus my part time job, plus getting an awful virus. Anyway – all that aside…This is what I have been doing today, I got a friend to take loads of photos of me moving, and I’ve stuck them all onto boards.
Now. Time to go start painting!
I just love how much each individual painting has been transformed by the adding of a wooden board behind it.
Tonight I have continued to experiment with my painting onto photographs, but also I have had a go at painting straight onto the wood…which was harder than I originally thought it was going to be – but I will continue to try this.
Up until now I have just being paining onto paper, and it came about in the last crit that they needed to be more to look at…
So I took some scraps of wood – printed off some photos and had a go at painting onto the photographs that were on the boards – It was amazing! The change that the board made was crazy…It totally changed them into something completely different and almost sculptural.
The image below shows the finished products of the images on the boards…
I’ve been busy collecting photographs for me to manipulate with paint.
This is what I achieved in the studios today after it taking a while for me to get going again…
I’m really getting into the swing of things and really enjoying changing the photographs, almost making them unrecognisable.
This Is Who We Are
BA (Hons) Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition
Graduates of BA (Hons) Fine Arts at York St John University explore art in all its dimensions and across wide-ranging contexts. The works on the show are as eclectic as the artists who described themselves as ‘awkward, beautifully odd, temporal, financially screwed, eclectic, defensive, filthy, improvisative, creative.’
This Is Who We Are is the culmination of a 3-year academic, artistic and personal journey and represents the self as social and personal experience: the body’s journey through time and space, whether physical, historical, constructed, embodied or imagined.
We are the future cultural leaders, Turner Prize winners, Biennial-exhibitors, the eccentrics … We are young artists making our own scene in the historic setting of York.
We are the York St John Degree Show 2013.
Venues: Art Block at York St John University and The New School House Gallery (Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW)
Preview: 17 May 2013, 6-9 pm (both venues)
Opening times: 18 May – 1 June, Tue – Sat: 10-5 pm, Sun: 12-4 pm (both venues)