Finished painting, wall, and Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is a psychedelic and surreal wash of varied, bright yet contrasting colour. I used acrylic paint, because acrylic is much easier to spread quickly and easily, to create large areas of seamless colour. I painted it on a board rather than a canvas because sometimes the small criss-cross patterns of the…

Painting, part III

One of the first decisions I made about my painting was the size of my board. I went with quite a large one, 110x90cm to be exact, because the crux of my text is that the piece needs to have impact, and a large board is often a good place to start with this aim….

Painting, part II

EXPERIMENTATION Before starting my painting, I devoted a few hours of studio time to experimenting with media, concepts and the size of my board. Media is of course really important to consider, so I decided to try and simply get the feel of certain types of media. Below is an experiment I did with oil…

Painting, part I

Before I began to paint, I decided to gather some imagery together to use as a mood board. I read the text I was given over and over while listening to Pink Floyd, which helped me think of relevant and exciting images to inspire my painting. I found some of these images on Google and…

Imaginary Artwork – Writing

I was really excited when I received this assignment. The brief was to imagine an artwork that does not yet exist, and describe it in 150-300 words. These texts would eventually be randomly and anonymously given to someone else to inspire an actual artwork. I immediately knew this was going to be a fascinating project…

Manifesto project, part II – making

For the manifesto project, me and my classmate Tilly decided to follow on from what I was doing for my political print project. We continued with the “anti-Trump” theme, and our manifesto was essentially a piece that called him out on some of his most stupid and problematic remarks. The square, hand-drawn style of it…

Manifesto project, part I – Initial ideas

For the manifesto project, I collaborated with my classmate Tilly. We found that a fantastic text to read in preparation for the project was Harriet Baker’s “10 Game-changing art manifestos” (1). It is a fantastic guide to different visual styles, different writing styles and content that are used in artistic manifestos. It was fascinating to…

Screen printing, part II – Making

The screen printing project involved engaging with issues I care and feel passionately about, so it was a really satisfying project to complete. Shown below is the stencil I made. I initially drew Trump on the stencil paper using charcoal, which allowed me to clearly visualise how the print would look when finished. Instead of writing…

Screen printing, part I – Initial Ideas

For my print, I wanted to do something quite political, because I had never done a political artwork before, and I feel compelled to try out as many new things as possible now I’m at degree level. Furthermore, in the crazy year of politics that was 2016, I felt I had a lot to say…