Spring Week 11: Spring Exhibition – “This Is What We Did”

Shown here is the work I submitted for the Spring exhibition. It is a more detailed realisation of the plastic jellyfish idea, and I think adding more of them really adds to the impact. As you can see I chose to keep my spot in the corridor, because it means the jellyfish are the first…

Spring Week 10: Jellyfish Video

What have you made? This week, I deviated from this term’s practice quite a bit and made a video about how turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish. The video is 1 minute long, and shows both normal plastic bags and some of the jellyfish I made in an underwater context to show how similar they…

Spring Week 9: Plastic Bag Jellyfish

For my presentation this week, I made three jellyfish out of clear plastic bags, which hang from the art department ceiling by thin, white, almost invisible thread. The piece is a continuation of my environmental work; particularly my WEEK 7 work which focused on how turtles mistake plastic bags for jellyfish, eat them, and get…

Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson is an Icelandic-Dutch installation artist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1967. His work often includes elemental materials such as light, water, and air, and is often large-scale and immerses the viewer. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a project for spatial research. The studio involves around 90 people, including architects, technicians, art…

Mariele Neudecker

Mariele Neudecker is an artist working in installation and sculpture. Born in Germany, she now lives and works in Bristol. Her work is like a blend of chemistry and fantasy. She submerges her sculptures in large aquariums, which she calls her ‘Tank Works,’ and they seem like 3-Dimensional realisations of paintings. Neudecker’s work is contemporary, experimental,…

Spring Week 6/7: Environmental Series

This week, I began to create my week 7 piece. It featured four paintings on four plastic bags, depicting a sea turtle’s birth, life, and death from eating a plastic bag. There was also a manifesto written across the four bags: “Plastic is versatile and does not biodegrade. It is cheap to produce and malleable….

Spring Week 6: Sound Workshop

I have a profound interest in sound. I love music and have a keen desire to learn about the process of making it. I’m learning to play guitar and aspire to record my own music soon. It’s all very well writing a good song but to raise it to its full potential requires the right…

Spring Week 5: Environmental Series

This week, I made a frame out of recycled materials and wrote a manifesto on a plastic bag and I used these as a means to present my painted face scrub from week 4. This was a way to display the face scrub in a way that celebrates the recycled materials theme and simultaneously includes…