Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Cross Course CRIT


At first I was rather nervous as Id thought my work isnt good enough because I have finialised ideas, and no finished projecxts and as the other memebers talked first i felt more confident and when it came to my turn most of the group liked my creativiity and imagination. Also had a comments of usful piece sof art to research and a third year was impress with the amount of work i have produced so far which had boosted my confience in my own practises. =]

Liverpool Biennial

The Liverpool Biennial trip I found it to be a rather fun day out, there were alot of interesting pieces in the exhibitions but none that i found personally stimulating or a piece that I could really connect with as a viewer, until I came across a piece titles SkyGazers 2010 by the artist NS Harsha.

Skygazers is a painted picture of various people looking up into the sky (hence the name) and most of them have thier hands together in a praying notion.
As i walked into the room i saw these faces immediately look at you and it grabs your attention very quickly because the piece is constantly engaging with you every time you look down. Also you get a sense of power when inside the room because of the factor that they are praying making you feel like God because they are looking at you and also because you are above them, so you feel you are more important than these people looks that you. Almost like their praying for YOUR forgiveness.
This piece could be possibly made from a religious point of view, expressing his thoughts about religion, yet again this could be made for non religious people, trying to make them believe by putting them in Gods position and having his power.

The best bit about this piece if how it flips this feeling of power in a very weird way, the ceiling is a giant mirror so when you look up, you see yourself looking down on you. which says numerous things, one is that the sky/heaven is always watching the people down below/earth, Also it could suggest how we ourselves have the power of God, by making us feel the power and then look up into yourself looking down on your self and feeling your new born power rise and sick at the same time. Which makes this piece of art emotionally engaging and is why it is one of the few pieces i liked and remember that day.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Edit Photos Experiment

From the pictures I took of my girlfriend in greenfiled I decided to have a go and try to edit them to make good effects and see what results Id get.
Is effect I got from Photoshop and adding tiles ontp the pictures and then using the torn egdes effect. I can see this picture being used with the silkscreen process to go on different things like boxes and bags and also experiement with different colours.

This effect is the sketching effect, I really like this picture, it looks like it has a rough texture like a tree so it fits in perfectly, I will definatly be using this effect again in the future.
This picture is done in flash by Shape tweening it into another image, I randomly found out this effect last night and I think it looks really well and the image is distorted, sepreated and morphed into another image. I like how there are little particles of the image all around the picture, like an explosion.
This image is more distorted than the first, most of the image is removed so you really have to look and pay attention to the image to see what the image originally was. Also in the bottom left corner the second image has started to come through which is was i partically like about image.
I like this imager because of the fact is very distorted and pieced apart which gives a almost 3D effect.

Saturday, 6 November 2010


Fopr my partners project she needed to get some photos in the forest of herself so I offered to take the pictures for her and we went to grenfield which is past Oldham and going toward the pennines. I used her SLR camera which I found really easy to use and found myself getting really into photography, given her ideas and suggestions for new posed and locations to take pictures in. These were the pictures I liked the most.

I like these pictures mainly because your focus isnt souly on the girl feature din the picture you are also made to pay attention to the surroundings too. Almost making you ignore the fact theres a girl in the photo. I like the top 3 photos because they have a gentle and suttle feel about them, making you feel lonely youself.
I am very pleased with my photography skills and I will edit these pictures to see what I can get.


I was given a piece of string to look after for a week and I tied it around my finger to make it into a ring so I could wear it and for which I took it to watch Saw 3D, Dispicable Me. Also it went out to a house party forhalloween and went to work with me :)

Decede Dolls: Morgona

For my next doll I started off with this female doll.

I was speculating ideas of what I could do with this doll and because I had a lack in a budget I needed an idea that would be cheap to do. And I liked the idea of making a contrasting doll. So I dstarted to do some research.
This is probally one of the most famous characters that was a big contrast to him. With to seperate halfs of this body looking different and contasting in both mental and physical atributes. Iwill be definatly using Twoface as a inspriation to my doll.
This is ying and yang which goes perfectly with my doll and this image is about balanced and how two things co exist and are never sperated.
This is my inital design for my doll.

As you can see I used two face as a main starting point, making one side ugly and the other side looking beautiful. I wanted to make this doll represent death because then it will fit into my gothic themes that I use for my dolls. I researched for a good name to call her and found the name Morgana which is greek for death.
Also for her dress I wanted to contrast it on alternate sides to focus on ying and yang, making her dress messy and neat of different sides and bits.
I cut her hair hort on half of her hair to give it a punky effect, which turned out well. And I used a market to dress a skull pattern on her face.
I coloured in the skull pattern and did the same to her right hand, I used the old shoes from the Braun doll and gave it to this doll to contrast her even more. And I attenpted to ruff up pieces of her dress my cutting pieces off.
After completed these steps I was happy with Morgana but I felt she wasnt done yet, so I asked for som opinions and it was suggested that I paint the skull design in white to make it stand out more and look like a skull and also add colour into her hair.

I really liked the look of my doll after colouring her face and hair with paint, her short hair looks punky and her face stands out more and makes her left eye really gaze when you look at it, which makes her look evil.

This is Morgana completed and she definatly is a highlight to my collection, as I have learnt that I can to simple things to acheive good effects and dont have to spend any money in which to do this =]