What is Art?
For some end of year events at Lowestoft Sixth Form college I was asked to create a series of poster designs for the Art and Photography department. The brief was to design a series that was colourful and fun and that could be used alongside other marketing material for department.
Domesticity in Isolation
Domesticity in isolation was a project that focused on the domestic environment and the feelings evoked during the difficult time of isolation. For example, the contrast in materials such as the paper pillow suggests feelings of unsettledness but also relaxation.
These interchangeable and stackable forms are made out of various materials such as: concrete, plaster, Jesmonite, pine and beech wood. This project explored the boundaries between art and design and the Japanese ideals of Wabi-Sabi.
My interest in interiors and architecture has led me to explore material, colour, texture and pattern within mixed media works. This piece explores layering and shape using found materials which have been painted using colours inspired by interior design. My interest in abandonment and decay encouraged my compositional and aesthetical choices.
I recently entered the Bloom and Wild summer bright's competition. My entry was inspired by summer woodland walks and being surrounded by wild blooms and wildlife. I made a concertina mood board that pulled out of a handcrafted wooden box with my laser cut design on. The box was the same measurements as their letterbox flowers and packaged in a similar way with a handmade gift tag.
Bloom and Wild Competition Entry
Re-building Brutalism was a project focused on Brutalist architecture. Often overlooked, the imposing mid 20th century architectural style has become a regular focus of my work. These collages are formed from photos taken at the University of East Anglia, and became the basis for future 3d work.
Natural forms can be seen within the piece, juxtaposed with harsh geometric angles taken from manmade patterns seen in Brutalist Architecture. The final idea was to soften the presence of architecture by presenting it in a form that was influenced by William Morris fashion.
Science and photography
This project was an exploration of the development of photography, looking at camera-less image-making processes and the science behind film photography. I photographed my cyanotypes, photograms and pinhole experiments through the viewfinders on old cameras, using them as a frame.
Communication through Narrative
For my final project at college, I produced a series of books, of which explored the significance and wide usage of communication within our lives. The imagery used within these books are a small selection of ways we communicate with each other through our bodies and objects.