Live Wire

As one of my favourite pieces from my first semester, this has obvious meaning but is also great technically. The ‘cable’ is made from plasticine and the ties are made of paper and the whole thing is held on the wall by pins. The site for this piece was important and really adds to the fantasy and fairytale feeling of this unexpected living wire. It is a piece to be discovered in an out of the way spot.

 

Environment

Exploring 2 and 3D spaces using the illusions created by light, this piece plays with the imagination. It took a very long time to get the set up right for this and it still needs some work but it is still very interesting. To fully grasp the feeling of this piece you need to watch the video:

 

 

A Piece of an Artist

‘A Piece of an Artist’ explores and examines the studio space of an artist, commenting on the layers of paint and marks made over time that record the process of making art. From a small space, the layers have been separated by colour onto ten separate ‘slides’. Each ‘slide’ is attached to the mechanism, which makes them move in an uncoordinated manner. This piece was never finished properly adding to the character and intrigue; a facination of movement.

 

Fairground Exhibition

As the first project at ECA (Edinburgh College of Art) we worked in groups to create an installation piece that was then part of our first exhibition at the college. We were given the title ‘Fairground’ to work from. Our concept for this piece mixed the aftermath of a fairground and a music festival to create a damp, colourful and rubbish-filled space. We had a budget of nothing so it had to all be free or as cheap as possible. A large amount of the materials were found in bins but we also collected broken or unsellable pieces from charity shops. To add to the mess and to create effect we brought in a bag full of leave that we added to the space.

 

Man vs Nature

This is my final piece I created for college. It took a long time to organise and collect materials for this piece as there are many components. Although in the images I edited it out, the board underneath is in two halves. It has indents for each pot. (The boards were cut by http://www.ev-rev.com) In each of the 48 pots are natural materials; 12 with charcoal, 12 with dead sticks and leaves, 12 with dandelion heads and 12 with shredded leaves. Each pot has a hand made hook which holds the wall in place, creating a dodecagram (12 pointed star). On the outer pots there are finger knitted wire loops containing the pots.

My idea was to represent the ‘balance’ between man and nature. The pots being man-made and non-biodegradable and the materials inside being natural and able to decay. The pots represent the constriction of nature and the long lasting materials we produce. On top of all of this is the geometric design, which came from my research into our need for precise shapes and forms. Everything we create seems to be symmetrical or geometric in some form, as this is where we see beauty. The geometric form in my piece is imprecise, just showing that nothing is perfect. The dodecagram has 12 points and is often associated with the star signs, the months in a year and can be broken down into the four elements.