Summer Show 2014

 

Textiles and Fashion Group

 

Andrianna Moulinos -

The title that I have chosen for my final major project is ‘Icon’. I researched into a variety of artists that focus on the faces of icons and celebrities such as Andy Warhol and Basquiat. I aimed to produce an outcome based on pop art, graffiti and comedy and I have revolved my project around faces and facial features such as eyes and mouths. My main influence for my final outcome was artist and comedian Noel Fielding and his comedy show ‘Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy’ which is a series of comedy sketches based around characters that Noel has created from his drawings and paintings.
I worked towards creating a costume/fashion collection that is unisex and includes dungarees, a rucksack and a set of t-shirts. My inspiration of pop art lead me to use a bright and bold colour scheme and I focused on combining complimentary colours together to create a dramatic visual effect. I also experimented in using acrylic paint onto fabric that is inspired by characters costumes from Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. I wanted my collection to contain many three-dimensional and sculptural aspects to create a powerful and exaggerated effect. The style of my collection has an abstract and expressive theme that I took influence from Basquiat’s raw and spontaneous style.
I took photographs of my friends pulling comical faces which I traced over and formed psychedelic illustrations that I scanned into the computer and manipulated them on Illustrator. I also transferred these images onto fabric and incorporated them into my t-shirts.
I have annotated my ideas throughout the project to help me analyse my work. I also asked my peers and other artists that reviewed my work and gave me constructive criticism. I also asked people who do not have a creative eye because I believe that their opinions are just as important as they have an opposite perspective of my work.

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Zach Wrightson - A Moment in Time

For my final major project I will explore the theme of the elements, with this I will explore the four elements and what can be associated with them such as Gods and Goddesses, mythical creatures, I am aiming to create two garments which host two of the four elements. The garment would be first a flamboyant dress encompassing two elements which are opposite in colour, pattern and culture. The second garment I want to create an opposite garment for a man, I will use the same ideas with combining two of the elements within one garment, and using opposite cultures too. I want with the garments to show opposite personalities e.g. the female would be nurturing and comforting whereas the male garment would show anger and dominance.

 I am going to combine textiles and construction with graphics so that I can manipulate my photographs and to promote my costume focused outcome. I will stretch my skill basis and learn new techniques to create a better more professional outcome. To make sure that I keep to my schedule I will keep a record of what I have produced as well as what still needs to be completed.

For evaluating my FMP I use analyse my work in depth as well as having my peers reviewing my work making comments and giving guidance on my project. As my work develops I will evaluate as I move through my checklists making sure I give myself feedback as well as criticism so that I am able to develop throughout this project.


 

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Abby Lam - Trapped

For my Final Major Project I have chosen the theme ‘up close and personal’. I brainstormed this theme and concluded with Human Trafficking/ slavery. Throughout the first week signs of human trafficking awareness were popping in my life and I felt this is the path I should go down. As I researched I learned that Human Trafficking is modern day slavery. Slavery is an international crime business with profits exceeding US $32 billion. Lots of ideas came to my mind where I could involve money and power. Slave victims do not trust ‘authorities’ and they live in fear.
 People who are trafficked are forced take up a new identity. The lost identity reflects the theme ‘up close and personal’; slaves look the same as everyday people until you get up close and personal.

I will be working towards a fashion garment and to achieve this I would need to gather information from the Liverpool International Slavery Museum and look at artists/ designers. For my Final Major Project I am considering to use a range of techniques such as plastic fusion; image transfer; hot wax; embellisher; and pleats/ruffles. A designer who I first think of is Issey Miyake as he creates some amazing pleated garments that have structure. The technique of trapping fabric is a small connotation of how people are trapped in this sick slavery business I would also like to look at street artist as I feel street art represents a sense of freedom of expression and I would like to express this issue.

To review my FMP I will gather information from my peers. I will ask them to review what was good about my garment and what could be improved. When I have received all the information back I will summarise what they wrote and write my own opinion then make a page and incorporate it in my folder.


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Emily Hindle - Treasure Trove

The title of my Final Major Project is 'Treasure Trove' and my two chosen areas for study are Fashion and Textiles, so I will be working towards producing a collection of garments and using techniques that reflect the story behind my theme. My idea behind Treasure Trove is thinking about the items that you treasure, therefore my collection will be based on the suggestion of treasures such as jewellery. I also thought about memories and what triggers them; for example a song, place, object or person. The early idea of my collection is that each garment will represent a stage in my life, for example being a baby, teenager and eventually an adult.

The main influences I am using are designers such as Dolce and Gabbana and Matthew Williamson, as their work includes a lot of detailing and embellishment. This has given me the idea to use rich colours because it reflects how treasure is associated with jewels and memorable items. For my primary research I plan to visit the World Museum in Liverpool to take photographs of the small amulets that have a historical story, as they are almost like treasure. I also plan to collect jewellery to bring in and take photograph sets of, so I can use them in the development stages of my project.

The intended techniques I aim to use are printing, fabric manipulation and embellishment, and this will come as inspiration from D&G and Matthew Williamson. The printing will involve elements and aspects of the images I have taken as primary research, however I will aim to use more of the collected items I have found myself because it will make the project more personal. The timescale for this project is split up into 3 stages; research, development and making of the final outcome.

I intend to evaluate my FMP by reviewing what aspects worked well and how I came to certain decisions, and also by having my peers reviewing the main stages of my work and asking how it could be improved. I will also talk about what techniques or ideas did and didn't go well and how I could have done it differently.

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Sarah Steele - Distortion and Reflection

My chosen theme for my Final Major Project is “Distortion and Reflection”, through which I plan to produce designs for an interior – a commercial interior, designed for children around the age of 9-12, based on elements from nature and fantasy settings. Within my collection I will create wallpaper designs, curtains and cushion covers, which will allow me to explore a range of both surface pattern and textile techniques. My concept for this project is based upon children’s literature, where I will be reflecting on childhood but also distorting the idealistic concepts presented in fairy tales by re-interpreting them as an adult. I plan for my designs to also be based on concepts of distortion through the ways in which I manipulate imagery and materials, with the overall outcome being stylised with dark undertones. I will achieve this by focusing on the villainous characters within the stories, subverting the status quo of bright, cheerful children’s interiors and idealised princess and animal characters often seen in standard designs.

My starting point for my research will be children’s literature and some of their various reinterpretations; proposed titles to focus on are Alice in Wonderland, The Hobbit, Little Red Riding Hood and stories by Hans Christian Andersen and The Brothers Grimm. I will take photographs of relevant imagery, such as nature and the Lewis Carroll Centre in Daresbury, and also research designers whose work is related to distortion, such as Gareth Pugh and Rowan Mersh. My market research will include a range of commercial wallpapers and interiors, e.g. Timorous Beasties, Harlequin, Graham & Brown.

 

My outcome will be heavily based on surface pattern designs which I will then transfer onto wallpaper and fabric, but I will also include experiments with stitching techniques, taking inspiration from my designer research into how fabric and pattern can be distorted and applying these ideas to interior design. I will manipulate my primary research photographs in Photoshop and Illustrator to create graphic repeats, using layering and colour contrasting to produce abstract shapes and patterns. I will also experiment with the physical distortion of materials, for example, by taking paper and fabric and altering them by burning, tearing, crumpling, folding, distressing, etc. To gain a broad range of effects, I will use as many different materials as I can find. I will manage my time by using action plans, checklists and working towards internal deadlines set on a calendar.

Evaluation of my FMP will be an ongoing process, where I will regularly self-review my work and also gain feedback from my peers through peer reviews and group critiques. I will continually check my progress against checklists, the project brief and my project proposal, to make sure I am meeting the criteria and keeping my work focused around my theme. I will record techniques and processes as I work through the brief and annotate pages with analysis of my samples and outcomes.

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Lauren Barrington - Distortion and Reflection

My main influences for this theme have been the idea Victorian mourning with the influence of Edgar Allan’s 18th century poem “Annabel Poem” and the idea of distorted imagery and reflection and how people interpret things. I took the idea of life and death and looked into the 18th century Victorian era and how they would cover mirrors when family members would die and the idea of how the devil is on your left shoulder (reflections).
My early ideas are to visit Victorian houses such as Arley House and Tabley House in Cheshire for my primary research. These include 18th century architecture/furniture and fine art collections. From this I will be able to collect a range of photographs to base future drawings and developments on.
I will also research designs/artists such as Ivan Aivazovsky and Edith Rimmington who look as distortionary imagery and include the concept of life and death through their artwork.

I will review my FMP by gathering various opinions and reviews from my peers on what they think of my final garment as well as any improvements that could have been made. I will write these reviews up and create a page within my notebook and comment back on these reviews.


 

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Chantelle Scargill - Flower Power

For Final Major Project, I am choosing the theme of slash. I will be aiming to produce a fantasy/horror interior for a garden/tea party. I have brainstormed the theme and have come up with loads of different ideas that I think best associate with the word ‘slash’. I am going to be focusing more on horror/fantasy films and directors to inspire me for this project. Because I will probably be using a young target audience, I will also be looking at animation. I have looked more into the meaning of the word ‘slash’ because one of my targets is to boost my construction/making skills for this project, and I think I will combine the meaning through distressing, ripping, tearing etc. with fabrics.

My main influence to start with will be to watch horror and fantasy films to get an idea of how I could present my idea for an interior.  I have already started to research into different horror and fantasy films, which are both human and animated, so I can focus on a broad audience. I am also planning to research into film directors, such as Stephen King, Tim Burton to look into how they started their career in film making and what gives them inspiration to make such graphic and violent horrors. Aswell as film directors, I am going to research into make-up artists like Rick Baker and Jack Pierce.
I have taken an interest in the fantasy films as well, such as Alice in Wonderland, Oz: the great and powerful, Avatar etc. I like way that the film personifies the natural aspect, giving plants/trees/animals their own character. I also like the way that the presence of nature is over exaggerated, using colour, size and shape.

I will aim to use a range of different thicknesses when it comes to fabrics/materials like felt, organza, cotton etc.  to create my final piece. I will be using a lot of construction methods because it is for an interior so it will be quite a large scale to work on.  For this project I will be using a strict timescale to keep a good plan ahead of what I will be doing each week.

For this project, I will obviously be very critical of my own work to keep it to a high standard. I will also receive feedback of tutors to tell me what I could be doing better, or if they think I could change an idea etc. We will also be getting put into the groups to get peer reviews, meaning that my own idea should be very clear and precise, enabling other students to understand what I am aiming to produce as an end product.

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Kate Stenson - Bohemian Rhapsody

The theme that I have chosen to follow for my final major project is ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ my chosen themes that I have chosen to focus on for this is textile design and fashion. I will be working to producing a range of collection that will have print designs for t-shirts and tight fitted corsets. My idea of Bohemian rhapsody is the way in which music within the 70s and 80s was the most influential era for music and how the punk rock and rave era was in full effect, with designers like henry Holland creating printed t-shirts a big thing is how music has been a major influence on how fashion has evolved from printed t-shirts with band names to the punk rock era.

What inspired me to follow this route was how music has pushed fashion to be the way in which it is today and how designers like Vivienne Westwood and henry Holland embraced these changes and incorporated this into their fashion labels and designs. When looking into what I wanted to achieve with prospects for early ideas and ideas for primary research, I choose to take photographs from the musical instrument store in Warrington called Dawson’s.

Intended techniques that I am planning on using within my final major projects are print based techniques with hand rendered and graphic manipulated outcomes from the musical outcomes, which can be used to exhibited the curves of a woman’s body from musical instruments such as; violins, different types of guitars. for example; from the images I take as a part of my primary research I can cut into the images a create a photo montage but carry on with the different designs around the images. Processes that I want to explore during the FMP are embroidery, heat pressing and incorporating the pair together to creating interesting and detailed designs.

For my methods of evaluating my work throughout the project I am going to make sure that all process tables are accurate and that I understand what I will accomplish with doing samples within the different stages of the FMP. Another process I will do is to review the different stages of the project, which help when it comes to the overall evaluation of the final major project this will help me to understand what I have done within the FMP but it will also keep my chosen ideas fresh within my mind.


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Sechele Mtitimila - A Moment in Time

I have chosen the theme: ‘A Moment in Time’. I will be focusing on memory and the human inability to otherwise fully capture a moment. I will be researching into memory and how it is the greatest form of seizing an individual’s experience because it is so personal. I will look at the link between memory and emotion and find a way to convey the experience of memory and the past through imagery.

I will be working towards producing conceptual clothing to best represent the findings of my research. All aspects of the aesthetics will be symbolic of memory, for example the clothing may incorporate personal objects and photographs or the display and final fashion photography might have a dreamlike quality. I want to look at how difficult it is to capture a moment even with a camera. The way that smells, sounds, and emotions are important in a moment, not just the people present and the setting.

I will start my research by conducting an interview about memory and different people’s experiences with it. I will research into the science behind memory and the psychology of why we experience memory differently to the way we experience the present. I will research into a variety of case studies which demonstrate that experiences are more based around the individual than actual events taking place. I am also concerned with how changeable memory can be. I would also like to find artists or exhibitions based around memory and the past as well as art movements which represent a particular ideology and way of thinking for example the link between surrealist philosophy and surrealist art. I will also research into both conceptual fashion designers and those who produce ready to wear. I may even look at some high street brands.

I plan to take photographs for my primary research, experimenting with the camera and focus to represent how memories can be blurred and difficult to comprehend. I also plan to take photographs of objects I have emotional links with or remember from childhood. I will collect primary objects and imagery such as old photo albums, tickets birthday cards etc.

I will review my FMP as I work on it by evaluating and analysing my work as I go. At the end of the project I will do a presentation of my work and the concepts behind it. I will also complete a written evaluation of the work.

 

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Clarisse Williams - A Moment in Time

The title which I have chosen for my final major project is ‘A moment in Time’ and focusing on focusing on Ancient Astrology, primarily in Egypt and Greece and look into the differences between the two and creating two garments.

I will have a wide-ranging amount of research, from the historical sides of the two Ancient Cultures and how differently they lived their lives; I would look into the mythical side which fits nicely in with Astrology and star correlations. For space research I will look into different books which focus’ on it, scanning everything I feel is relevant. Both have different styles such as draping for Greece, so I will look intently into these and try to create garments which I feel best represents both. For primary research I will visit a range of museums that can provide me with information, but a large portion of my research will be secondary based on the information I will need such as horoscopes and mythology etc.

Through this project I would like to expand my graphic skills using Photoshop and try different printing techniques. My main strength is sewing although so I would be focusing on this so I would try to collaborate both. I want to look into Ancient Greek and Egyptian styles and try to recreate them through samples

Throughout the whole project I will analyse all of my work, reviewing any techniques which I will use such as Photoshop and the process. So I can’t be biased on my own work I will ask for critical reviews by my peers who are able to provide me an outside look at my work.

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Sophie Sagheer - Tribal

For my final major project my theme is Tribal, I am planning on producing something towards interior with cultural design. I will be researching firstly into different cultures on the patterns used then I will be narrowing down my research to a chosen theme of culture, I will be producing interior designs or the different patterns used and that I am influenced by. I will respond individually to the brief and add my individual responsibility and contribution to the work of the group.

My starting points would be looking at different cultural interior designs via internet, books, and magazines and also I am planning a visit to the Liverpool Museum to take primary researched images of my chosen themes. I will be researching into designers that are influenced by the theme of tribal; I will also be looking at body art that is influenced by tribal also.

My intended techniques will be influenced by cultural design; I will be using similar materials and techniques as the people do when they create the interior designs around the world of Asia. I am planning on using my time very wisely, I want to use 3 weeks to do my research into the different cultures and towards my final design. Then I would like to use the number of weeks to design my actual final products, I would like to be very punctual with all my work and research that comes along with it.

I am planning to evaluate my work as I go, as my work will be evaluated by my peers. My peers will analyse and annotate my work one by one, and give their opinion and suggest ways for me to improve on my work.


 

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Holly Melbourne - Crystal Maze

For my Final major project (FMP) I have chosen the idea of ‘Crystal Maze’. Originally my idea was to create my own event for a night club called crystal maze. I was going to produce admin work such as leaflets, t-shirts flyers and different types of posters. After looking into the research I decided I wanted more of a challenge, something I could grasp on too with both hands. I wanted to work with a garment so I have come to the final decision of a garment for a catwalk. Initial ideas are too create a backdrop of my own design and different mini geometric ideas. Then too work on creating a garment, working with reflections and bold neon colours, still sticking with the geometric type idea. Looking into the research has really opened my eyes to different ideas, working weird and wonderful is how to do it!

My influences were designers such as Gareth Pugh, Escher and Leigh Bowery. All these designers work is wacky and very unique. My idea is geometric so I got internet research on different patterns; I then linked it with Leigh’s work.  His work is very optical illusion and crazy. I was also influenced by catwalk research; some of the amazing work I came across could definitely be used in my own work as initial ideas.  I used research websites such ashttp://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/biographies/gareth-pugh-biography, http://bassoandbrooke.com/

My intended techniques for the final outcome will be stitching, sowing, heat pressing. In creating my final project it’s going to be a garment so all the techniques will come along side it. Stitching on the sewing machine will be my main technique, but heat pressing wacky designs and geometric shape patterns will also be a big part of the last project. I am also going to do some digital work, working on the computer for making my own little personal designs/patterns and also using my camera to photograph the stages of my garment.


 

Fine Art Group

 

Alice Cornelia - Time Warp

For my FMP I intend my final outcome to be a mixed media piece consisting of drawing, painting and photo collage. The idea behind this evolved from the initial starting point of my chosen theme 'time trap'. Different ideas that determined links related to 'time trap' could be a historical connection or more personal interpretations like different generations, family, working class and nostalgia. I would like to take all of these elements into account and explore the idea of social documentation of communities, but more defined to the working classes with starting point in the historical context of the 1960s. This is nostalgic in the sense perhaps this is lost in today's society. However there are elements of pockets of space that exist today like in Pubs, Labour clubs with distinctive characters and the older generation. This was capitalised on in David Baileys 'East End' exhibition and which I would like to emulate in my work. More well known for his famous figures Bailey comes across as more of a social commentator in focusing on the 1960s, 80s and the recent Olympic games documenting the physical and social change of the landscape. This is one of the reasons why documenting history is important in allowing the evolving and developing to become apparent. links to the working class aspect I'd like to explore. In terms of source material, initially I would like to begin with personal old photos that capitalise on the era, community and environment of pubs and clubs. I would then move onto primary source material from these environments and capturing characters, environments and moods in the society. While Bailey provides the inspiration for the subject matter, additional artist Angela Grossman provides more of the direction I'd like to take for techniques and processes. In using mixed media she integrates her materials effectively and convincingly which is what I'd like to portray. I plan to make a series of painting and drawings, experimenting more with photo collage which will be the core of the work. Initial drawings will experiment with different styles and with different colours in painting.

In evaluating my work I plan to have tutorials and check up on my progress which will provide a different opinions and directions to take my work. Additionally, I will discuss ideas with friends and family. Most importantly I will set realistic targets for myself each week in order to see the progression needed for a successful project.


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Callum Ford -

Missing Statement


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Aurura Brown -

Missing Statement

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Joseph Hanlon -

missing statement

 

 

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Mitchell Lovelady - Social Justice

I intend to produce a series of fantasy illustrations using mixed media.. I would like to produce a piece following the theme of social justice and equality, by telling real life stories and events where people have suffered injustice or been discriminated against, but mask them with innocent and light hearted imagery to create juxtaposition. My paintings should have a whimsical, surreal and naïve aesthetic feel to them, but should shock the viewer when the underlying metaphor becomes apparent. The stories should be told verbally through text which will be displayed alongside the image, and will be credited to their respective owners. I am contemplating the idea of displaying it in book form by printing smaller copies of the originals and displaying it alongside the larger paintings.

My main influence for this project is the theme of traditional fairy tales and fantasy stories. I created a mood board of mythical creatures and legends, as well as images which used colour schemes or techniques that I felt particularly drawn to. For my artist research I looked into J.M.W. Turner, because I like how his work is detailed and complex without looking too busy and crowded, and I love the use of colour in his work. I also researched Cicely Mary Barker and Warwick Goble because I liked their styles of illustration and I think they accurately represent the qualities I would like to see in my own work. I have done several samples experimenting with materials. I have used pencil, fineliner, watercolour, brusho and white acrylic to respond to my research. I found that my brusho experiments consistently came out better than those I produced in watercolour. I would also like to do a piece in acrylic on canvas, but my final outcomes will most likely be in brusho.

I will evaluate the success of my final outcome by how closely it reflects what I am planning to create and by how it is perceived by others and how they react to the message behind it

 

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Taylor Phythian - Double Take

For my FMP, I decided to do it based upon the theme "Double Take" I wanted to base my project around advertisements on international brands such as Coca Cola, Nike, Primark and others that are associated with the hidden controversy are there brand that people may not even know existed. I want to make people look at my work and learn something from it and show that these brands aren't as glamorise as they may think and before they desire these material goods, which this industry makes us believe is good.


My initial artist for this project starts with Barbara Kruger, Kruger represents the queen of advertisements getting her advertisements heard and seen worldwide her work consists of black and white photography that is overlaid with captions with phrases included such as "you" "I" "we" and " your" these all show a culture of passion. My second main artist is Cut Up Collective is a group London artist that attempt to disrupt and reorder the urban land scape, exploring new territories and appropriating established visual forms. They incorporate collage, film and installation and focus largely on the streets as a site of interventionist art. With these two artists I'm going to include


 

 

 

Barbara's worldwide knowledge by using bold captions and how I use my colour scheme will base upon blacks, whites and reds which I think will work well, and with Cut Up Collective I will take there talented collage skills to recreate on a large scale.

In the development stages of my work I had to adapt a lot on the way I worked with collage, at first when working with collage I had to have a lot of patience on cutting the squares out after a certain point you can get easily distracted and bored but having the stamina to stay on task and not fall behind. Also with the collage I learnt that the bigger you go with the squares the less detail you will get from it, the smaller the squares the more detail and the more interesting it will look so making them a size that I knew would look suitable for my piece was tricky because I didn't want to go to big or too small. The whole project was time consuming as it took a while for process to show with cutting the right size and also tonally getting them together as the image I was using was black and white and made it easier for me, it was very hard at first to tonally put them into groups of blacks, whites, and greys and then directly putting then into a sequence of that image.


In the process of all my samples and my final piece I recorded each piece by taking photos in the process, by annotating each stage and using the tutorials I has with my tutor which helped get all my ideas and plans down. Coming to an end I think my final piece was a success I felt like I had followed each stage and showed potential in the piece I had created.

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Holly Grimes - Assemble

For my F.M.P my project will be based around the theme of ‘Assemble’. I intend to make my final outcome as a 3D piece where I will have produced a large number of clay sheep that are to be created in the exact same way but for each of them to have their own personality/differences. This is because the sheep will hopefully be created by children and so the personalities of the children will reflect through the sheep that they have produced. The sheep should then be assembled all together and in turn should dominate the whole room. Before the final arrangement I will photograph different arrangements of the sheep displaying different sayings or phrases relating to sheep, such as ‘the black sheep of the family’- stands out from the crowd/ doesn’t fit in/worst one in the family. ‘Your following me like a sheep to its farmer’- follows the crowd/ lost their own self-identity.

My influences will be coming from the artist Antony Gormley and his work ‘Field for the British isles’. His work has all the elements that I want to achieve with my work, it shows a range of assembling ideas as each time his work is installed in a new gallery there are new patterns created form the different shades his work has and the dramatic effect different spaces have on the figures. It also has the visual effect or showing the simplicity of creating the human form, I will take that into account but in sheep form. Another artist I will be


 

looking at is Tara Donovan ‘Plastic cups’, because it links to my theme assemble as how it was assembled is how the work was created. Each cup was stacked on top of each other but taken into account its height as the next set had to be shorter or longer so it then created this unlevelled terrain effect. The third artist is Damián Ortega ‘Cosmic thing’ as relates to my work is that for his piece to work is that it’s in its stages of construction and without it, it wouldn’t work and so it links in that when getting kids to make the sheep there needs to a structured idea of how to construct the sheep or it won’t work as they won’t look similar.

There are a few techniques and processes I anticipate using one of them is the pinch pot process which allows me to create individual piece of work so there all unique. This also helps me with my development as I can create different designs. Another one is the casting process as it will enable me to reproduce identical pieces in a short space of time.
Casting, different types of process, development/progression, different types of materials, colour? , simplified , one piece unique, experiment with different ways, other people, simplify design to help with limited time, arrangements to represent different things, environment- location install / instructions, example, PowerPoint, visual aids, long process ,firing needs to be taken into account.

I intend to assess my project by reflecting and going back over tutorials with my tutor and evaluating the success of my developments as I go along through the weeks. To make sure the project is complete on time I will set goals for myself and attempt to achieve them in the time given.

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Rebecka Warburton - Trace

My statement of intent outlines crimes and how crimes are solved and what goes about to solving the various crimes which happen all around us, this all relates my chosen theme of Trace. Looking back at my statement of intent I have done most of the things that I stated I would do, for example looking at crimes like art forgery, identity theft and murder and I produced a body of work which related to each of the crimes I researched. I looked at the artist Chuck Close and related his work to my own, I researched into his work and found out that he produced a body of work using his fingerprint to create a portrait, so that's when I made the decision to link his process to my own and created a portrait using my fingerprint as I thought that it fitted into my theme very well.

 

 

 

My work has developed from my initial idea from being portraits of killers to being portraits of the victims and rather than being just paintings which doesn't have much effect to the viewer, I decided to use objects and attach the victim's portraits on luggage tags to the objects. I also developed my work further by adding a glass piece which I originally didn't intend to do. I experimented with the material glass, and using that to make a layered piece and using the laser cutting process to engrave images relating to the victim's death. When progressing throughout the project I documented each of the pieces of work I did and evaluated it by saying what I did and what was wrong with the development pieces. The final outcome was a success because it shows a message that I wanted to put across and how the victims are more important than the killers. It was also a success because I wanted to shock people and that's what I have achieved. I could have develop my work further by possibly doing a piece of work which in a way merges the victims in one image to then create a portrait with the different faces of the victims together.

 

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Elizabeth Justice - Space Between

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Jasmine Beck - Imaginary Friends

I will work towards making a series of illustrations or masks of monsters. The monsters will serve as the imaginary friends. My thought behind  this idea is that people often have imaginary friends that may in body themselves in a certain way, these could be good or bad aspects of the person.  My idea is that the monsters could either look similar to the person, or be made up of animals which represent different aspects of a person...e.g. Mouse-shy, Lion- Courage, and Snake-sneaky. The monsters are another side of the person; this is why I feel that mask form would be good to show the different faces of the person.

I will start by researching into the reasons why people have imaginary friends. I will also attempt to find people who have had or currently do have imaginary friends. I may run with the idea that all people have imaginary friends, that they are the spirit of the person embodies however only some people can see their own self embodiment. In this case I would ask people about different traits about themselves good and bad, and I will create their imaginary friends from that. I will research into artists who have a similar theme in their works. I will watch films based on imaginary friends such as “Donnie Darko”  “drop dead Fred” “where the wild things are” as research.



 

 

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Dominique Barmanska - Light

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Lauren Rutter - Imaginary Friends

For my project I will base my work from the title ‘Imaginary Friends’ I think this is a very broad and open title which can be interpreted in many different ways. I will research artists such as Ellen Jewett because I love her use of polymer clay and figurines. I then focused on the environments in which the imaginary friends could live. I looked at nature, bottle gardens and earth based environments. I will create mushrooms from clay and incorporate them into their natural environment. I will also produce my own pencil illustrations and photographs from my nature creation.


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Bethany Roberts - A Word a Day

Branching from the given theme of word a day I have decided to do a study on production photography, focusing on theatre. I want to explore the concept of emotion and the subtle expressions that are captured specifically during monologues and soliloquys. My initial idea is to capture an actor performing certain monologues and whilst in character I wanted to capture the emotion of the piece. To gain experience with production photography I have to the opportunity to photograph a live rehearsal at college with the theatre staff. This allows me to get first-hand experience in a professional environment which will in effect help me towards my project.

To further explore the theme of emotion I plan to research into words and speeches that are important in our day to day lives. I will gather this information by conducting interviews and personal research with the public. This then explores a realistic non-staged exploration of emotion. A way to expand on this theme I have the idea to produce a set of images that are expected to invoke different emotions and with it set up a timed camera that takes images every 30 seconds for example. This will show slight and varied ranges of emotion that are often subtle and missed during a person’s facial expressions.

The concept of theatre is my main theme when working with ‘word a day’ as we know Shakespeare is renowned for his use of language and the bringing of thousands of words into the modern English language. This begins the basis of my brief as I explore the emotions invoked during Shakespeare’s most famous monologues and soliloquys.

Poetry is another basis of emotion that I want to explore, and have someone reading poetry. Problem’s I may face is lack of emotion at this point, where people often read with a monotone voice when reading aloud. The point of my brief is to capture pure and raw emotion and that is what I want to capture in my work.

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Megan Walsh - Damaged

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Lloyd Jones - Environments

I have based my FMP around environments and photographing landscapes, so I decided to look up the definition of what a landscape is and decided to change what I was thinking of doing and basically creating a new form of landscape where I will basically show the mundane, man made things that you find that may appear within a beautiful landscape. I will explore around Warrington where the beautiful parts are but are ruined by the manmade things e.g. buildings, parks, rugby/football posts.
I will work towards producing some high quality photographs which will be taken using a tripod and different ranges of experimenting with shutter speed, ISO, aperture (mainly small aperture e.g. f32), camera RAW and JPEG and present them after being edited on Lightroom and Photoshop.

My main inspiration started off using roundabouts for a form of exploring different ways of taking a landscape and realised that I wanted to include something more challenging and I wanted to include a variety of manmade structures within an environmental landscape.


I have been influenced by several landscape photographers but I am making it unique in the way I am including manmade structures


 

within the landscape maybe looking at the range of angles and directions the photographers have took the photographs.
The photographers that I have researched are Joe Cornish, Andris Apse, Charlie Waite, Adam Burton, Robert Garrigus and Tim Parkin. 

I hope to explore areas within the northwest to find contrasting manmade structures.

I intend to use digital photography and using Photoshop and Lightroom to enhance my photographs.

I will listen to  feedback by my teacher and my peers throughout my FMP which may help me throughout this project to give me different ideas and directions in which I may take this project, I will keep my sketchbook up to date with research and annotations and I will hopefully develop my ideas as I go further within this project.

To develop my ideas throughout the project I will be involved in group presentations as well as group assessments, giving and receiving ideas on how to improve our work and move it onto the next step. Due to the nature of my work being all film, I will have to learn how to develop my own film and then how to make darkroom prints and refine this so that they come out as good as possible. As well as that I will need to work on my compositional skills within photography. Ansel Adams is a huge influence when it comes to environmental photography as he was a master of his camera and the darkroom, one of the best landscape photographers in history.

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Cara Price - As I see it

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Hannah Broadbent - Dreams

For my FMP I decided to go towards the theme of Sequences/Dairy. I chose this theme because I wanted to produce work based around Dreams. I wanted to select people to write in a diary like form of their Dreams where I would later illustrate their dream and how I would view it in comparison to how they do. I also thought of the person whom dream I would be illustrate that they could also illustrate how their dream was in their perspective and how we could both compare and contrast both perspectives. I also wanted the project to flood into different areas like ‘daydreaming’ and I wanted people to come up with description of their ‘dream house’ or ‘dream spouse’ or what they would ideally like to have once they grow up. From those dreams also, I would like to research up on the other people’s dreams and to analyse what the meaning of those people dreams are.

 

I was influenced from ‘Alice’s adventures in wonderland’ and wanted people (and myself)to recorddreams in a diary like format. I want toresearch this because of the nonsensical nature of the story and how out of place Alice feels in the story, this is what I also would like to fit in to my dreams and to obtain different aspects and to figure out elements of those peoples personas. I would like to also research other artist/authors who also have stories/art pieces that relate into this; such stories like ‘Peter pan’ and maybe ‘The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe’

I wanted to mainly base my work with hand illustrations and edit them onto the computer. I thought that this would be a great way of portraying my dreams and the use of methods going through them seeing as there probably is more effort and skill doing it this way rather than other ways for my ability. I thought that it would be good to excel in an area that I was fairly decent at and to improve the skills on Photoshop even further. I thought it would be good to add detail in the already coloured areas for example like shading and adding the illusion of texture in areas that they where needed in like creases.

 

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Lewis Jones - Figures and Faces

In this project I will be focusing my aim towards the theme ‘figures and faces’.

I will be slightly going off subject, documenting human actions and behaviour through photography. I will also be using video to record natural behaviours throughout everyday life. This project will be all about showing how people behave in particular situations and environments, why people act in that way and what happens if the situation changes. I will be aiming to also convey the idea of un-conscious behaviour and actions people do when communicating.

At the end of the project I will be producing a Multi-media based video documentary with still pictures, moving images and audio. I may produce several videos to be shown simultaneously and each looking at an aspect of communication e.g. Verbal, non-verbal communication and behaviour.


 

I will be visiting restaurants/ coffee shops/ food halls to capture my images and video, particularly because I feel that these places are places that people will be most comfortable and showing their normal and natural verbal and on-verbal communication

Inspirations:

William H. Whyte was an urbanist from New York who studied anthropology and conveyed his findings of the social patterns of individuals interacting in public spaces of urban centers. He is the author of The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, which is a book summarising many years of documentation as a guide to the public in street life and public places. Whyte has had a major influence towards my work and I will be following the line of work he has gone down.