Archive | May, 2012

My Degree Show

10 May

I had an incredibly busy weekend, I spent all day Saturday cutting, sticking and mounting samples, images and information. The following day I was in the studio painting my irregular shaped shelf and my custom made plinth. Following this I began hanging my final accessories in my degree show space as is shown below.

Over the course of the year I produced 12 final knitted accessories, a selection of roughly 30 additional knitted samples and numerous experimental pieces which were secured in development sketchbooks. I created 5 sketchbooks which included drawings, technical notes, contextual project research, test pieces, mock ups and photography as well as an A3 photography book, a photograph album and 4 cut out and collage sketchbooks. I also made 4 still life compositions from mechanical parts and knitted elements and mounted a selection of photographs and knitted pieces for my portfolio.

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Work, work, work, work, work…

5 May

Yesterday I was excited to eventually get my custom made rail cut and put up on the wall! It all began with a 240cm length of mdf. I lay out a selection of my knitted accessories and got to work drawing out the design.

Not only is the rail a specific shape in order to hang 8 of my final pieces but being irregular in shape it reflects the irregular shaped accessories I have created. Now I only have to sand and paint the rail, source a plinth, sand and paint the plinth, hang my pieces, mount some photographs and set up the display on the plinth…. by 9pm on Tuesday!

Below is an image of my degree space at the moment:

And so it begins…

3 May

Yesterday I was allocated my degree show space, which after a little painting and touching up looked like this:

I went on to sketch my degree show set up, order a plinth and an irregular shaped piece of wood to hang my samples on. I also selected the colour of my space, a nice shade of mid tone grey which in actual fact is called ‘Night Jewel 3’! I then masked off a 240cm square. Today I set to work painting and the result is pictured below. Sorry for the poor quality photographs, both were taken on mobile devices.

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