Latex and Resin

Thinking further about ways to preserve all the rusty objects and the idea that these had been encased in the mud at the base of the reservoirs for decades I began thinking about ways that we preserve sentimental items. Resin was an obvious choice to me for experimentation. I began by making two moulds one from a house brick and the other from a cast iron water grid that I had acquired previously. Once the moulds were made I missed the pouring resin and poured an initial layer into the brick mold before leaving to gellify. At this point I…

Citrasolv

The reason I am interested in looking at Image Transfer is due to the fact that there is a lot of archive material relating to the events surrounding the building of the reservoirs and the removal of the community that has potential to be distorted and used in this project. I am also keen to use Image Transfer with Fabrics as a way of adding more depth to the fabric pieces I envisage. Prior to the course I had used the following Image Transfer processes. Transferring inkjet printed images using water. Transferring laser print images using Mod Podge. Using T…

The Wildling – Part 1

After my tutorial with Jonathan I felt really inspired to put some thought into making my wildling (tree stump) costume to be used in video footage. I have two main ideas in terms of the footage: Shooting the footage on site including using drone footage (drone now purchased) Using a green screen and applying the new footage over existing footage – considering purchasing my own green screen materials given lack of local studios with this facility. Either way before any of that can happen I need to have a Wildling costume. I spent some time researching how people structure Comic-Con…

Rusting Objects

Having found several fragmented objects on my site visits I have been collecting lots of rusting household remnants such as hinges bolts and nails. All things that are akin to those objects I found. below is an example of the current state of the objects and what I hope to achieve. I have rusted items quickly in the past with a view of making rust prints and I’m keen to use latex to acquire the rust from the objects. So I sought out a solution called Rusty 3000 (I’m no chemist so this is probably the extent of my chemical…

Fragments and Latex – Part 1 – Objects

While on my site visits I collect some fragments of buildings that had previously been underwater- only small rusty metal parts and broken pottery that most would overlook – however in these broken remains I see the life that these objects once had and the representation of the lost communities and the collective memories having become distorted – no longer like their original state – a metaphor for our own personal memories that become distorted over time. I’m still experimenting with latex and wanted to see what objects I could produce that show the essence of the space that the…