One of the main aspects of my final piece dresses, was the patterned fabric I created to make them from, many of which are printed on using natural and lino-printing techniques. A big inspiration for my work even from GCSE, is William Morris, a pioneer of textile art, most well known for his pattern work, which can still be found in modern homes today. I have been inspired by his work because of the classical or vintage aesthetic, but also the subject matter of his work being mainly nature or small animals amongst intricate designs, which despite the use of fantastic colours still portrays the look of the wilderness.
Another artist I found influential when creating my patterned work was Claire Burchell, a textile artist. I found her work fascinating as the colour schemes are vibrant and in contrast to one another, making for a striking composition, as colour has always been an integral part of my creative process. I found this reminiscent of some of the work I had already completed in textiles earlier in the year, and wanted to try incorporate more of her style into my work this semester.
to avoid a lot of waste material I decided to research how I could use my scraps.
for my final piece I started brainstorming some ideas, and came to the decision to create a series of dresses\ garments inspired by my colour scheme and spring time.
Using natural dyes and shop bought bleach, I wanted to create my own fabrics as I thought it would give me more flexibility with my creations.
I created my own fabrics by printing patterns onto them with both natural printing tools I.E. apples, pears and lino printing which I carved designs into.
I started off by dressing a mannequin in my dresses and outfits, but soon decided that i would rather see them on a live body/person.
Collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce something.
Pablo Picasso a world famous expressionist and Gjon Mili the “lighting innovator” photographer, working for LIFE magazine, came together in 1949 to produce a series of exquisite linear drawings created purely with light. With the use of a strobe light and experimental long exposure shots used to capture the dramatic and flamboyant movements, Mili convinced Picasso to use the flash of the light as paint and the air as his canvas, inspired, he took a playful yet scholarly approach to his task using his signature abstracted art style, and over 5 sessions the duo generated 30 images. I really appreciate this experimental work as it is always important to strive for new unexplored areas within art to see what other things can be used to create beautiful, interesting imagery. I also relish the idea that these incredibly important images would never have come to be if the 2 artists hadn’t brought their ideas together.
Experts, A., Bilici, A., Experts, A. and Bozovic, N., 2021. Famous Art Collaborations – Agora Gallery – Advice Blog. [online] Agora Gallery – Advice Blog. Available at: <https://www.agora-gallery.com/advice/blog/2017/04/27/famous-art-collaborations/> [Accessed 2 April 2021].
Park, M., 2013. Light Drawings By Pablo Picasso and Gjon Mili – Resource. [online] Resource. Available at: <http://resourcemagonline.com/2013/04/light-drawings-by-pablo-picasso-and-gjon-mili/24125/> [Accessed 2 April 2021].
Aesthetics explains why we find beauty in certain thing. It is defined as a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty. Many philosophers I.e. Aristotle and Emmanuel Kant thought that beauty should be judged not only by its looks, but its functionality. Korean Artist Lee Jae Hyo creates usable artworks, such as chairs and tables, from timber he collects from a forest nearby to his workshop. His work is centered around nature and the honest patterns they inherently make, letting the material create its own form “working with it with it not against.” Hyo, 2004. I enjoy his work as I think it is a way 0f appreciating the beauty in simplicity of nature and repurposing the raw materials without destroying the already appealing rustic aesthetic.
Artandpopularculture.com. 2021. Aristotle’s aesthetics – The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia. [online] Available at: <http://www.artandpopularculture.com/Aristotle%27s_aesthetics> [Accessed 30 March 2021].
I started out with the idea of making a small patchwork bag and got to work making a pattern from card that I could create a circle with.
Au stitched each of the patches together and to a long strip so that I could form the bag by weaving a strap/ handle along the edges.
after this I added some details to the patchwork in paint to give it a more busy look.
to make the handle I took some strips of black con ton material and used a coil making technique with string.
Audience; a group of assembled spectators or listeners. within art they are the cornerstones of how the piece will be received, and whether or not they will be successful.
Public Installation Art puts itself at an advantage over its exhibition or gallery style counterparts, as it involves the audience in a more first hand way, interacting with and viewing the pieces from a new perspective can enable the onlookers to gain a new found appreciation for art and help them understand the statement that is often behind the work itself. The unknown British Graffiti artist Banksy has gained notoriety for his public installations involving satirical commentary on the corruptions and moral unrighteousness within political and public current events, he involves his audience in his art through having them discover it themselves. In his article ‘The full Banksy experience’, film critic Nicolas Barber, writes about his positive emotional response to ‘stumbling across a Banksy’, the charm, delight and skepticism experienced when pondering and analyzing its meaning further; as Banksy’s work often requires some connections to understand, the audience will continue to contemplate the work long after viewing.
Barber, N., 2012. The Full Banksy Experience. The Economist, 1843, p.https://www.1843magazine.com/blog/nicholas-barber/full-banksy-experience.
LaFrance, C., 2012. Audience Participation in Art and Design. [online] Sessions College. Available at: <https://www.sessions.edu/notes-on-design/audience-participation/> [Accessed 25 March 2021].