Saturday, 10 July 2010

Flowers; update so far

Well its nearly 5 or 6 weeks in, since we have started our new topic within art. I have definatly developed into what i can see this project will turn into.
My ideas have totally change from my previous blog, with the artist influences and what i have intended to go onto.

I started off, by doing the usual techniques which for me are the strongest and most effective.
I did the usual Cellotape prints and emulsion prints, and also trapped flowers within teabags and also flattened them and laminated them. I also did a few observational drawings, in oilpastels of flowers, and finally took several photographs. These photographs which i feel are very effective, and have captured great photographs of the flowers in great detail and different composistions.

I then started to stitch into these photographs, making this more texual and on some pieces creating a foreground and back ground from which aspects i have sewn.
I also sewn, the pressed laminated flowers, and also cellotape prints.

I then developed onto using wire to transfer the photograph into just a simple line structure with wire. this would be the basic outline and the linear prospective of the flower.
I gradually built ip several petals to create more of an effective piece. ( influence by william morris)

My first artist link is William morris. In his work the flowers and patterns are mostly displayed through linear lines to empathise their shape and give it tone and depth. This is what i am extracting to put into my own work.
I first started sewing into flowers using lines to relate to williams work.
I also looked at one piece of work by him, with the trellace and flowers intertwining.
I re-created this work, by also using trellace but making the flowers out of wire and added leaves which i had sewn into.

From creating simplistic flowers on my trellace piece, i went more into detail on this aspect.
I observed a photograph of a flwoer and re created this using different thickness' of wire and using small beads to give more delacacy and colour.

check out "FLOWER "page for photographs of my work.

xxx :)