Archive | March, 2011

A Play with Words

31 Mar

Basically interpreting words into pictures. Enjoy.

     

     

     

    

I have more in my book, but these were my favourite ^_^

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It’s A Wrap!

31 Mar

Since the milk carton assignment, we have been given a new one to do, and it’s based on the works of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. A couple, who both worked together to make sculptures by surrounding objects and known architecture with materials specified for that piece, to see the distinguished details from something that is usually undistinguished in everyday life. I’m quite looking forward to this, and have got to do at least six objects in different sizes and cover them with material.

I have a few ideas in mind, and I’m just going to jot down here the materials I might, or most likely use, for the project:

  • Foil
  • Cling film
  • Tissue
  • Tissue paper
  • Paper/card
  • Tea cloths
  • Clothes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Bin bags
  • Shopping bags

etc…

Materials used to tie the materials and objects together:

  • Elastic bands
  • String
  • Rope
  • Sellotape
  • Masking tape
  • Blue tak
  • Glue
  • Hair ties
  • Paper clips
  • Staples
  • Pegs

etc…

That’s all I can think of for now. I’ll be doing this for the next two weeks during the Spring break and update it on here when I can.

More Milk Please

31 Mar

From feedback given in class, I had to change the design of my milk carton slightly. The drip sculpture, due to its colour, made it seem that the carton is holding cranberry juice. Also, the use of the mirror card reflects what the designer, Anish Kapoor, does. So I kept that and got rid of the images of the drip, 3 images of the logo and placed all of the information at the back.

It is a little plain, I’ll admit, but when light is reflected on it, it is quite a pretty sight.

Enjoy.

             

Milk! Milk!

25 Mar

From our previous assignment ‘Containment’, which was to choose an item that fits inside the box, this new project was to choose what goes around the box, or, as it was, a Cravendale milk carton. To make the ‘new packaging’, we were given an artist/designer and use their works as inspiration to produce an artwork that surrounds the packaging, which also enables the public to instantly recognise who the artist/designer the carton is based on.

My designer was Anish Kapoor. At first I thought to myself: “Great. I’m going to have so much difficulty with his works and from stuff I remember, I didn’t like any of his works”. Guess you can’t judge a book by its cover. In the end I actually do like most of his works, mainly the ones involved with mirrors as the reflections on them from where they were set are absolutely beautiful and breath-taking. And I actually worked out in the end what that “big, round, interesting-looking mirror in Kensington Gardens” was (i.e. Sky Mirror) when I was walking around London back in the summer with my boyfriend. I felt stupid after that.

Anyways, my tutor advised me to look up on a documentary which was done by the BBC programme Imagine, which was talking about Kapoor and when he showcased his works in the RA in 2009. Looking at it, unfortunately I didn’t get much inspiration but it made me want to do a similar idea as his ‘Shooting into the Corner’. But I knew it wouldn’t be possible as 1) I didn’t have the equipment or room and 2) My container would get completely thrashed. In a way, though, I kind of regret not going and seeing the works.

In the end though, I used Kapoor’s mirror works as an inspiration along with the Drip sculpture he has done, and surrounded the box with mirror card and images of the sculpture and other graphics using photo glossy paper (as I don’t have the facilities to print properly onto the mirror card). I was quite pleased with myself though as I correctly managed to measure where I should cut the circle out for the top on my first try! I think that was the main highlight of the project…

Anyways, here is: The final piece

Cupcakes Gone Bad

16 Mar

For our Ideas & Development class, we had to draw a 6-frame storyboard illustrating a funny event that has happened to us or someone we know. As you can see, it’s an event that has happened to me. Hopefully you will like it ^_^