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The End of University!

8 Jun

Although there haven’t been many updates on my blog during the last few months I intend to update my site on a much more regular basis now that I do have a little more free time, in between graduation, showing my collection at New Designers in London and moving back to Cumbria from my student house in Dundee!

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy, first I received my degree results on the 16th of May and I am incredibly pleased to say I have achieved a Bachelor of Design Degree with Honours First Class. Following this my degree show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design took place from the 19th-27th of May. It was brilliant to speak to potential clients, future students as well as current designers and craftspeople about my work. The feedback and comments I received were incredibly encouraging. Below are some images documenting the work I produced during my final year at university.

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A Little Update

21 Mar

It is fair to say that recently my blog has not been updated even half as often as I would like; unfortunately this is due to my ever-increasing workload and approaching deadlines at university. However in the coming months this will change and I will definitely be posting more information about my degree show project alongside photographs of my design work and final knitted accessories. For now here are some images of my work taken at the ‘Work in Progress Exhibition’ in the Bradshaw Art Space at Duncan of Jordanstone College or Art and Design in Dundee last December (which I mentioned in an earlier post). Within the gallery I presented twelve still-life photographs, which combine mechanical and natural elements. The images are representative of the twelve months of the year and are segregated in to four seasonal colour schemes. In addition, I displayed four seasonal still life pieces and four cutout and collage sketchbooks, images of which are shown below.

Gregory Euclide

5 Jan

Gregory Euclide creates pieces I could look at for hours. Each piece appears to be incredibly complex and intricate. I particularly like the 3-Dimensional pieces which I have chosen to include images of below, but the website found here, is definitely worth having a look at as there are far too many amazing pieces to include on my blog!

Alexis Anne Mackenzie

5 Jan

The next few posts will show the work of artists, designers and creatives who I have discovered over the past few weeks. As collage is an area in which I am interested and a method that I use regularly to create designs within my sketchbook, I have previously blogged about the work of other collage artists but the subject area is very diverse. I find the work of Alexis Anne Mackenzie, particularly interesting and unusual. This is because the elements combined within the pieces (shown below) not only form subtle lettering but initially appear to portray beautiful organic images or patterns, this is until you realise there are ‘dark’ or ‘ugly’ elements such as eyeballs used within the pieces.

Inspirational Images by Andrea Bricco

4 Jan

After having received some positive feedback and quite a lot of interest regarding some of my photographs which combine mechanical and natural elements (a small selection of which are visible here or via Flickr) I have began thinking about creating merchandise to display my images such as calendars and prints. These are products which I have been asked for, but obviously the range could be expanded further. I would also like to develop the idea and begin to produce a greater range of still life photographs. The idea I am considering at the moment is a still life collection which would again combine mechanical and natural elements, but this time I am interested in creating a range of images inspired by colour as opposed to the seasons. The natural component would be fruit and vegetables as opposed to berries, twigs, leaves and flowers which I have collected in order to create some of the previous images.

Another still life photography collection I am thinking about creating is inspired by the well-known game ‘rock, paper, scissors’ and would bring together a range of different pebbles and stones, collage papers, perhaps origami or more structural elements and metal components-representative of the scissors.

Whilst carrying out some research on the subject of still life photography and particularly images that incorporate fruit and vegetables I came across these fantastic pieces photographed by Andrea Bricco and styled by Casa de perrin.  Below are some images that I find particularly inspirational.

Beth Hoeckel

14 Jul

Below are some mixed media pieces, painting and drawings, which I particularly like by Beth Hoeckel.

Catherine Hammerton

8 Jul

I first came across Catherine Hammerton’s customized, bespoke wall coverings whilst carrying out research for my dissertation. Featured in the particular book I was reading entitled ‘Green Design’ was some beautiful wallpaper created, by Catherine Hammerton, using a range of recycled materials such as vintage lace and envelopes. Catherine Hammerton also creates intricate 3-dimensional wallpaper, colourful, quirky soft furnishings and other home accessories.

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