Presentation on Cindy Sherman

For our presentation, our group were given the American photographer and film director, Cindy Sherman. Best known for her conceptual portraits, her work is largely centred around feminism, capitalism in the US, and the notion of identity, among other things. Below is a link to our presentation. Presentation1-2 Researching the artist using the library as…

Evaluation and Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT My sculpture is an intricate latticework installation made from lengths of white masking tape on a black rectangle painted on the studio wall. The black rectangle was painted with enamel floor paint, using a rectangle of masking tape as a stencil to keep it straight and regular. The tape was stuck straight to…

Colour?

At this point, I got quite lucky – my mum found some spare tape at work, which was perfectly white, opaque, masking tape. This was ideal because it looks a lot less tacky than normal masking tape, yet was still extremely easy to work with. This seemed ideal to work with, yet the white colour…

Experiment: Masking Tape on a Wall

To make a large-scale model of the design, I used masking tape and I constructed it in the gallery where my final piece would eventually go. In a slightly dirty studio, with beige, slightly translucent masking tape, the effect is not quite as profound as it could be; however, I am still really pleased with…

Experiment: Magic Tape & a Cardboard Box

The sketches I have done were good for getting an idea of how the finished sculpture would look, however they were drawn with a felt-tip pen and therefore do not reflect how tape looks very well. In the interest of experimentation I decided to make a small model based on design 1, just to see…

Sketches of Ideas

Part of the reason I experimented with linear constructions is that I have a fascination with order and neatness. Looking at something that is perfectly measured and perfectly neat is incredibly satisfying for me. Perhaps for this reason, I have always enjoyed technical drawing, of which I did a lot when I studied resistant materials…

Arte Povera & the Moiré Effect

My art has already been greatly inspired by digital artist Robert Beatty. His work has drawn my attention to a strange and fascinating effect – Moiré patterns. These occur when two patterns with similar transparent gaps overlap. The patterns cannot be identical for the pattern to manifest; one of them must be rotated, warped, or…

Inspiration

I began to research artists and art movements that related to my initial ideas. The central theme of ‘impossible’ was in mind when I considered my favourite artists, and I began to consider how optical illusions can trick the eye – and the mind – into experiencing a distorted version of reality. Op artists, such…

Sculpture Project: The Brief

Our first brief was to come up with some sketches of ‘impossible’ sculptures. In some ways, this was a liberating brief because it meant reality could not impose any restraints on the ideas. Any random, unrealistic idea that materialized in my head would count, which at this early stage was promising because it enabled the…

Finished Film

Shown below is a link to our finished video. Inspired by various comedic films and television, such as Monty Python, The Office, and Brass Eye, the film aims to be an entertaining satire of traditional news programmes. Making the film was a fantastic and enjoyable experience. It was simply great to try film out as…