Tag Archives: Mechanical and Natural

Degree Show Progress

7 Apr

My degree show is very fast approaching and I am currently experimenting with my pieces on a mannequin and beginning to construct some quirky accessories. Through the creation of twelve unique, irregular shaped knitted accessories I hope to encourage people to treasure and appreciate one of a kind textile items as opposed to purchasing low quality, mass-produced products. The accessories are intended to appeal to an individual searching for something eye-catching and unusual.

Unlike other collections the accessories are not limited to a specific season. This is because the twelve pieces are representative of the twelve months of the year as well as the number of hours found on a traditional analogue pocket watch. Below are some photographs of the items I am currently working on, the images do not show finished pieces only ideas and suggestions of what the final piece will be.

 


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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.

Mechanical and Organic (Fruit & Vegetable) Photography

7 Jan

Before the light began to fade yesterday afternoon I set about taking some photographs that combined fruit and vegetables with mechanical parts, an idea that I discussed in a post earlier this week. The outcome was unfortunately not as good as I hoped it would be. I have 10-15 reasonable images but I feel a lot of improvement can be made; as a result I will be carrying out attempt 2 soon! I experimented with mushrooms, potatoes, radish, plum tomatoes and cucumber. I particularly liked using the cucumber and radish as both vegetables have a vibrant skin and translucent inner flesh, perfect for layering. Below are some of the images I have taken so far, but I certainly hope to improve upon these next week. I think I need to be more inventive in terms of how I prepare the fruit or vegetable and I also need to think more carefully about the background of the photograph.

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