What have you made?
How does it relate to your previous/subsequent work?
Why did you make it?
What message does it send?
How does it communicate ideas?
Does it have a goal or purpose?
Does it tell a story?
How did you make it?
What materials did you use?
What processes did it involve?
What inspired you?
How effective is it?
Did it turn out the way you wanted?
What doesn’t work?
What feedback did you get?
Does the feedback align with what you thought?
What’s the next step?
How can this artwork be improved?
Are you going to stick with it or move on?
What would you do differently about it?
How will it inspire your future work?
Have you learned anything from it?
As a continuation of my environmental focus – the fact that sea turtles eat plastic bags thinking they’re jellyfish – I began making jellyfish out of plastic bags in week 9.
I did this for many reasons, including:
Irony – the plastic bags are being made to look like the very thing they are mistaken for.
Statement – by making plastic bags look like jellyfish, it emphasises how similar they look underwater and therefore how potentially deadly plastic bags are.
Impact – through my feedback it became clear that when there is more labour put into my work, it shows and the work is more effective. The jellyfish are delicate and intricate, which should hopefully increase the impact of my work.