This is what I have achieved with my Saturday night. I also watched a bit of TV cos I'm an exciting person. I'm going to go and buy The Heavy's album now.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
Thursday, 17 June 2010
I've just joined this site for artists that are at university. Its really good because the whole idea of it is to promote university artists. So, if you're at uni, you should definitely sign up!
I've also sorted out what competitions I'm going to aim to enter this summer. I'm no photographer, but I have had this idea for a series of photos for a while now, so I'm thinking of actually creating them and if they're good enough entering them in the National Portrait Gallery's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Which would be pretty amazing.
There's also the Salon Prize - which can be absolutely anything you want, so I need to get thinking of some ideas. There's also The AOI Images 35 which would be pretty cool.
I Want to do them just so I keep thinking and creating. Its nice to have an aim. I also want to join the Saatchi Online Students Gallery as that would be pretty good! But I want to put my best stuff on there, so whilst I'm sorting that out, I might as well sort out my portfolio!! So, I've got LOADS to do. I can't wait! :)
By the way, I don't have any work to show you because it was my mum's birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday Mother! :D
Sunday, 13 June 2010
One day after we went to London part 1, we went to London again for part 2! would have been nice to have stayed there but we had to work. We went up to help Jessie Douglas at Streetfest, but we all got our own canvases to do as part of the live art there! which was amazing (Tom and me shared a canvas), So a big THANK YOU to Jessie for that.
Here are some photos from the day:
Saturday, 15 May 2010
These are some taster pictures from The Man in the Moon. I should be getting some better ones up really soon.
I'm really looking forward to having a nice summer now. I'm going to make myself really busy, and have lots of little projects Cos I like doing work :). Its not long now til we see John Mayer either! That weekend is going to be IMMENSE!
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Tomorrow I'm hoping to make the moon's clothes, but I think that'll take Wednesday as well as its quite a big job. I've also got in to contact with a dry ice company! Hopefully I'll hear back from them soon too. It'll be really exciting if I do :).
Its been ever such a long time since I last posted anything! Which is terrible. I wanted to post at least twice a week. So here is an update on my life. This weekend has been my birthday and its been lovely, and a nice little break from all the stress of our second year show. Which is on May 15th til May 23rd. You should come if you can :).
Also, as usual, I've completely changed my whole idea! I'm now going to be making my final piece about the man in the moon... I don't know where this idea came from! Tomorrow I'm going to be tailoring his star strewn clothes. He's going to be placed on a grassy hill top, with clouds all around it and a city in front of him. He's going to be looking out over the top of the audience in a dark room, with a disappointed/despairing look on his face. The thinking behind it is, the man in the moon is doomed to watch mankind at night, when our darker, evil, seedy nature is revealed. So, watching over us is a kind of punishment for the moon. He has to wander the earth, barely lighting our wrong-doings. It's said that the man in the moon is a criminal, sent into the sky as a punishment for those crimes. And now he's forced to watch them.
I think thats about it sort of. I haven't drawn out how it'll look as a piece yet, but I need to do it by Thursday, so I'll put it up around then. Here's some stuff from so far:
I really have so much to do right now. I really hope that our show is worth all of this extra stress. Its horrible.
Night night xox
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
I'm quite glad that today is over. I didn't go to the museum, so hopefully I'll go with my lovely boyfriend tomorrow. I went swimming with him today though so now I feel motivated, and actually I've done more than I thought I would do today. I've done my research a bit more, and, for such a short myth, Pandora's Box is actually full full full of information and interesting little reference points! I haven't done much sketchbook stuff, nothing I want to show you anyway.
I'd love love love to create something that has the same beautiful feel as these two pictures do (I don't know who did them though!)
But I want to involve the whole idea that Pandora was a beautiful evil - a deathly delight. I've never really done anything like that. I'm pretty sure that I want to make an installation piece with 'evil' seeping in to my space either from the ceiling or the floor. Or even from the corners. But I really quickly (not in a rushed way!) need to decide on what the evil will look like. But it needs to be beautiful.
Although I need to do research into beauty as well, as I need to be able to qualify what ever I present as beautiful!
I have found some links between Pandora and Eve, and a description of the 'tree of knowledge' as the 'death tree' which has a colourful, evil beauty. Dunno. Aah I have so much to do. But I'm actually really excited about my work now!! I can't wait to make it.
I'll have some actual GOOD drawings for you tomorrow. I hope
Thursday, 18 February 2010
So, this was completely SLATED by my tutors, who never seem to like what I do. But I think I backed up my ideas quite well when they challenged them.
I think they don't like me much because I'm not contemporary enough. But I hate the trends in art at the moment. They are silly. I like to work hard, and actually make things myself. Enjoyyyyy.
[the photos don't really do this any justice, because you were in a dark room apart from the stars, and it seemed much bigger than this looks. You could walk in amongst them and under and through them.]
[I liked the idea that you could try to reach out and catch a stars, but although it would look like you were holding it, you could never actually grasp it]
[After I took them down :( ]
[these are some of my favourites....]