Friday, 17 April 2015

Resin casts...

So in the past few weeks i have been experimenting with resin. I potentially would like to make a mass amount of casts which are all different but have something in common. Going back to the idea of addiction.. resin being a strong chemical substance so was an easy choice to work with - although i will be experimenting with other substances too. I was recently researching in to how people (especially addicts) can live in "their own little world" this gave me ideas to create mini worlds from resin. By making these casts i can trap anything inside.

So far i have been experimenting with bottle tops (linking to alcoholics) and ink too. The results are quite beautiful but will need a lot of refining until i am happy with what i am producing, enough to put the work in amongst my degree show.

so apart from the resin casts, i have a sculpture in progress too.. will upload photos of that in development when it is further forward.

I'm enjoying these new mediums and doing something different while still sticking with my thematic research. I will be posting more in the run up to degree show. look out for more.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Often some of my best work comes from mistakes, or even photographing things that were not meant to be photographs. I recently was away for a few days break up to Braemar... while being away i visited Aviemore. Never having been there before i was taking pictures to remember my time there. When i looked back at my photographs i had took an image that i had no idea how it came to be, after looking more closely i realised it was an accident when i had moved my camera... just like a previous picture which i had taken a few years back. The colours and shapes were soft and subtle. A very gentle image which is abstracted, but also can be related to what it actually is when you look carefully - i think.

It made me realise that just like in life, everyone makes mistakes. They change us and make us who we are. I am feeling very philosophical at the moment.. (waiting on bad news) and in that moment where i am questioning life. This image sums up what i am feeling at the moment, hazy, weak and unsure.


Degree show preparation

So, we are now in to the easter break... this is giving me time to look at my ideas for the degree show, what i want to show and how they will sit together when presented in a space. It is an exciting time for us fourth years getting to show case our work from this year.

At the moment i have lots of ideas which are all good in theory, but need tested to see if they will definitely work. My degree show is shaping up to be a mix of mediums from photography - my main media for the show -  to sculpture.

Each different aspect plays a part in the thematic area which i have always kept my practice.
I have thought in depth about having leaflets or booklets about my work for people to take away with them, to remember me, to possibly contact me afterwards (it will include all my up to date contact details) and a summary of my work.

The little things are quite important in the show too, titles and space etc.

I am working on my proposal at the moment for the space i would like to exhibit in. I am looking for a large 3/4 wall space where i can have work which is parallel to each other giving different impressions of the work. My proposals includes drawings of the space and how i would envisage my degree show looking.

Busy time for us students at the moment, but will all be worth it in the end.