Critical Thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue, using questioning, arguments and conclusions to form objective, reasoned logical judgements that are well thought out and without bias. Good Critical Thinkers are: Rational, being able to think clearly and independently about what to do or believe. Analytical, being able to carefully examine and […]Read more "Thinking about Thinking"
Reading up on what to consider when using resin. Releasing agent required where mould has potential to stick to resin. Sample using Latex mould, however silicone rubber moulds will be stronger for repeat moulding. Matt silicone moulds will give a matt finish – gloss silicone moulds a glossy finish Casting moulds are better quality and […]Read more "Research – Casting with Resin"
My interest in Lucas Samaras is because of his Photo Transformations created by manipulating the wet dye on the poloroid photographic film. While the poloroid images are drying the surface is scratched, rubbed and scraped to disturb the image and create dramatic changes in the image presented. A lot of his images are close up […]Read more "Research – Lucas Samaras"
I decided to look further into the techniques of Camera-less photography. These techniques may have the potential to give me the essence of objects that once were there but no longer. They show an image that never really existed, from the light dark and shadows. Always an original and not made from a negative. “Encountered […]Read more "Camera-Less Photography"
Leake Street Arches Street art at its best – a continually changing space where street artists present their work. Hayward Gallery Diane Arbus: A comprehensive collection of photographs from the early career of Diane Arbus, fifty of the 100 photographs have never been shown in Europe. Most of her images depict urban life in the 50’s […]Read more "London Gallery Visits 2"
On arrival in London the day before the MA Fine Art Digital Low Residency, I spent some time at the V& A and the Saatchi Gallery before finding my accomodation. V&A: Trajan’s Column As I had some time to kill I decided to visit Trajan’s Column, this is an exhibit that always impresses me by […]Read more "London Gallery Visits"
I spent some time re-discovering the use of latex as an artist medium. Below are some observations. Latex Paint can be thickened. You cant apply latex over someone’s skin. Contaminants interfere with the latex when curing, though as an artist this is probably of benefit. Brush Latex on in thin layers – Ensure there are […]Read more "Latex Observations"
I attended a Virtual Reality Taster Experience on Friday 25th January 2019 at Tape Community Music and Film run by Helfa Gelf. This offered the opportunity to experience to interact with a virtual environment using auditory, visual and haptic sensory feedback and explore the different software available for creating virtual reality environments. https://www.tiltbrush.com/ https://makezine.com/2016/03/24/makers-introduction-vr-best-software-tools-free/Read more "Virtual Reality Workshop"
I have been reading the book, Evocative Objects by Sherry Turkle and am fascinated by the meaning we place on objects around us, making the seemingly ordinary and insignificant possess greater significance in our lives. Certain objects can bring a sense of reminiscence for us, evoking memories and recollections from our past. The meaning that […]Read more "Research – Evocative Objects"
This post forms part of my initial research for my project proposal. Lesions in the Landscape is a video installation with an immersive sound piece. I became inspired by this piece through my own struggles with memory after a period of illness. Claire, struggling with amnesia and memory loss through encephalitis causing a lesion in […]Read more "Research – Shona Illingworth"