My first drawings have returned from their UK trip, so thought I would take a fresh look on them and review the formative feedback again. My main impression is one of superficial work, so I wholeheartedly agree with the comments from my tutor, “lack of experimentation, exploration and investigation into your ideas”. Perhaps I am being harsh on myself, could a little patience be needed? – having just started out on a completely new adventure. […]
A Sunday story of how herbal leaves from my pots outside turned into algae…— I thought I would try to outline a few different shapes and then experiment further with the shape I was most drawn to.—The two shapes at the bottom of the snapshot looked a little Christmas like and also a bit algae like so they caught my eye. Can´t remember the name of the herb for now, but it tastes a little […]
So the other sleepless night at around 2.36 am – I sat at my desk and noted the following ideas from my Introductory Project whi ch could be interesting to generate some more work around – and which also could be fun to look at – so here goes; The notion of cycles – the temporal aspect, Ouroboros in nature, are we here now ? The disolvement of forms – more vegetables and flowers to […]
I got some really useful feedback from my tutor on my first submission. Useful can both make you happy and want to hide in a corner. I have done a little of both. I come from a very structured learning environment, and so I have followed the brief very closely and have not strayed. I have tried to be descriptive and not experimential in my approach. The result is a tentative beginning with a good […]
A few notes and reflections on the assessment criteria for this course; I find that I have been around all the criteria, some are more familiar than others 🙂 My presentation skills need to improve, I am currently learning to take better photoes and to edit them for blog use Also I look forward to be more comfortable with my blog theme, perhaps to be able to utilize the CSS possibilities more, so I better […]
I have researched the works of the suggested artists so here follows notes and ideas. Generally I have tried to get an overview and a feeling for the use of mark making. Some of the websites were a bit overwhelming, fx Louise Bourgeois, so have decided to postpone these artists till later research. Very intrigued by the various “Artists Statements” and galleries reflecting this. Links to the artists webpages can be seen by clicking on […]
The largest paper for the tiniest seed – a few snapshots from the variety in materials.
Icebear and cub I wanted to capture the glasslike quality of the piece – the transparency, so have used charcoal and grey coloured pencils on black paper. One sideeffect was the discovery of interesting forms in the negative spaces. Cloth with vegetable print Only one piece of textile in the collection, a patchwork piece with vegetables, a very naturalistic impression of Nature´s Larder. The fabric is smooth, a […]
I have gathered a good variety of writing objects and different types of paper for observing the qualities of my collection.
A few keywords on the chosen objects; With due respect for my self imposed limitations it was important for me to choose objects which could represent multiple layers and circles of Nature´s Larder. The only chosen piece of textile is taken to represent the underlying multitude of nature, its abundance and all that we take for granted, a very naturalistic print. The circle of life is represented by the sunflower seeds, the rapeseed oil and […]
So the circle of nature is represented by the sunflower seeds and the homemade bun – I thought it appropriate that the tiniest element got the largest sheet of paper, so here are a few snapshots from the process. A variety of textures, pencils, pens, coloured pencils, charcoal and a use of glasses to look at the details. The bun was also part of the sketches, but was eaten in the end 🙂
It took me a while to get started on the Introductory Project, party due to my day job with a lot of accounting deadlines coming up to July 1, but also my own process. The initial belief in start-up of this course, the new direction, the joy and enthusiasm was followed by doubt with regards to time, age and the possibility of happiness in learning. This dilemma has been staying with me for a while […]
A few key notes on the photo selection. The main aim has been to show both the group dynamics but also the essence of the individual objects. As the photos show I have tried various representations of the collection. I note quite a difference in representation with or without the textile piece, like the difference between harmony and lack of harmony… When the textile piece is used as a background/tablecloth collecting piece it shows a […]
A seed – rest underground – into the light – flowering – being picked – being baked – being eaten and back into the earth again Like the notion of cycles – being transcient – being in the now Sunflower Sunflower seeds Buns – freshly baked Linseed oil in bottle Leaf from nettle An apron with nature´s larder Have been browsing through my photos, have found rape fields and sunflower in variation. Hard to limit […]
I began by brainstorming, including translating the expression Nature´s Larder into Danish. See separate post on this. The thoughts have been many, the cyclical movement of nature, the philosophical and ethical implications of how we treat nature, pure foods, my herbs outside, what about lack of Naturés Larder, and how to best represent this. I decided on the following limitations to the project; Objects/textiles I have in my home Pictures and art I have done /taken […]
What does Larder mean in Danish ? Larder in Danish – spisekammer og viktualierum Nature, is it nature as outside, or could it also be the innate nature of man? Herbs from my pots outside Bottle with green gold – raps olie – rape – oilseed rape Dandelion leaf Leaf from nettles Sunflower seeds, end up in buns – have a sunflower in my room right now Do I have any pictures of oilseed rape […]