Monthly Archives: October 2010

Paper, Tone and Scissors

For this Paper project the brief was to create a piece made from only paper. You could use scissors and glue etc. To find inspiration a few friends and I drove to the Dundee Botanic Gardens and took sketchbooks and cameras. I was interested in the drooping forms, tangled vines and dangling tree branches. When we got back to college I immediately started sketching ideas and developing them. We didn’t have a lot of time so I went straight to finalising and making my piece. I got hold of a shredder and shredded bag fulls of the paper. I bundled lots of strips together and tied them with invisible thread and hung each bundle from a wire frame attached high to the ceiling to create the drooping and dangling relating from my sketches. I repeated this process until I had established a mass of  paper. This is how it would capture the viewers attention – through quantity. Whilst I was at the botanic gardens there was a slight breeze, the rustling of the leaves from the trees. To achieve this atmosphere I placed a fan adjacent to my piece, thus, creating a light breeze which stirred the paper achieving the noise from rustling trees.

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The Rainbow Fish

For this 2 week project our brief was to find a book which hadn’t yet been changed into a film and create a piece from it. We worked in pairs. My friend and I chose the book ‘The Rainbow Fish’ – a favourite children’s book. We decided to choose choose the two main characters in the book and create a piece inspired from them. My piece is based on the friendly octopus who gives the Rainbow Fish advice. We first had to draw out a storyboard, work out ideas and research in out sketchbooks then eventually create our final pieces.

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Get Inspired

Inspiration. Maybe it’s something you see or something you read. Whenever I find something I find interesting, beautiful or interesting, I like to record it. These series of photos are objects, scenes, graffiti, other artist’s work and quotes that have personal meaning to me.

This is an installation created by Sarah Lucas. Lucas’ works possess a provacotive, sexual and voilent nature. She suggests human body parts through furnature and everyday objects. However, she also reveals how men are voilent towards women (below image)

In my opinion, this work shows a sexual and voilent mood via embedding a strip light through the mattress (male genetilia) and the light bulbs hanging from the coat hanger is the female genetilia. This suggests to me that the male is dominant and overpowering in his relationship with his partner. Thus Lucas’ work reminds viewers of the problems women still face with their partners.


Most of my objects and jewellery at home are little miniature things. I find them so cute! These couple of pieces are by Geraldine Klein.


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