04.03.20 Got to Uni around 11am, topped up my printing credits £10. Printed of 4 photos from taking out the huge figure last week. Printed the glaze recipes ready to take to ceramics. Wayne looked really busy though so I’m reluctant to ask him when I can go to do it.
TO DO: -Talk to Wayne about mixing glazes/glaze figures… -Work in library - on blog and print off recent stuff for journal and contemporary bibliography. (Top up printing credits). -Begin another large textiles figure… -Add to journal and convert onto blog -Book a day to use the photography studio -Check if Colin has managed to process the film -Look into sand casting…(masks and figures) Peeled the new sheet of latex off the board, it peeled off easily but tried to stick together a little. But with Gary’s help I have pinned it to my mannequin. I don’t have anymore latex now but I might experiment with these skins for now. Stitching with them to make a figure for a sample for a costume.
GLAZING -Dark grey/black/green/brown (earthy colours) -Light grey/green (fleshy, earthy tones)
-Val’s satin black -Anja’s silky clear -Linda’s saint Johns black -Charcoal Satin -Mossy green -Cassie’s bling -Piepenburg crackle -Clear Stony Matt glaze EG-44 -Black Matt Glaze EG-42 -Stony Matt Glaze EG-128 -Brown Satin Matt Glaze SSG-4 -Opaque mirror black glaze SSG-2 -Black Matt EG-82
1240 Sola Feldspar 54g - Base AM1 China Clay 28g - Glaze Whiting 8g - Add 10g manglaze dioxide Dolomite 6g Zinc Oxide 4g - weighing out in containers
Wayne said he is free FRIDAY AFTERNOON to help me with glazing. BLOG/WEBSITE - Carry on adding to it… Put most recent stuff on too. Use hard drive and memory stick.
03.03.20 (Yesterday I moved my exhibition stuff to the studio in Undegun.) Came to Uni around 10.30am, and spent some time organising my studio space. Colin is yet to do my film - maybe I should email him. I also need to book the photography studio one day. I poured out another latex sheet, once dry I can stitch the two together. I need to plan what I need to print off and to ask Colin to help me print on A2 or A1 as an experiment. I still need to email Karen my films. Go to ceramics and talk to Wayne about the glazes, print out the photos/glaze recipes. Go to library and work on blog. Research artists - Hamza Halioubi, Wavanda and Maria Lassing, body, sculpture, videos, paintings and performance artists. Research further into where the artists I’m inspired by have exhibited and look into the galleries they’ve exhibited in. Had a quick chat with Ali, she asked what I’ve been doing this week and if I have plans for the sculpture park or if I’m just going to react. Colin said he will do my film tomorrow.
28.02.20 1pm discussion in room 21. Intuition -> artwork <->->
INTUITION > <>
Questions to get us thinking… What impact does the consciousness of intent have on the process of making?
Slows it… can distract from intuition…
Does prior intention close off other possibilities of the work, with it being too quickly directed toward being finished?
I agree prior intention can close off other possibilities. It can distract you from following your intuition. There is definitely pressure to complete your intention quickly.
When is intent realised (or when does it become known to the artist?) Before, during, or after the work, or some combination of these? Does this sequence matter to the work, to the artist, or to the viewer?
Intent is mostly realised before the making of work. Although I have realised intent during and after making work. Informed decisions, understanding… When the work is made - the viewer - the artwork - the artist. The artist's intention with the work? - reaching an audience. -Intention of the viewer/audience. - inspiration - knowledge - aesthetically pleasing. The intention of the viewer… Gaining knowledge - who would be interested? Intention of satisfaction, feeling, emotion. What satisfaction does my work give? Who would intend to feel like that? Experience it etc? Inspiration - who would be inspired? Or appreciate the materials, or idea of the work... -Intent of materials -Function of a studio book -Context of working in studio than in gallery -The intent of the studio… How do I make my work accessible to the viewer?
Where do the artists I’m inspired by exhibit? Research galleries and these certain galleries in the UK especially.
27.02.20 Took photos of the pages from the book Ali borrowed me. Talked with Sophie, Chloe, and Ryan about creative futures and feedback for staff. Applications, interviews, approaching artists and galleries, getting a job in the creative arts - after uni. Helped Simon in 1st year book the Sculpture Trip. I need to check with Colin if he’s processed the film, to ask Wayne about glazing… finish stitching rubber/latex figure, pour another latex sheet to dry, fix sewing machine, add to contemporary bibliography, and to work on blog/website in library. I also want to research Yorkshire Sculpture Park, what’s there etc and to look more into glazing, Wayne suggested I select colours I want in the book from the library. Tutorial with Karen Heald, she said I can email her too and asked me to send my short films to her to see. She spoke of Hamza Haliobi, Wavanda, Maria Lassing and said I should research them.
21.02.20 Came into Uni around 10.30am. I looked at the photos Gary and I took yesterday and put them on instagram. Paul came to talk to me and asked what I’ve been doing. I explained I’ve been working on the blog/website, some small experiments and I’ve taken the huge figure outside to photograph with the help of Gary Jackson. He asked about the small experiments and
asked me to question what it is I want to achieve by doing them… Paul spoke of creating ‘Latex Skin’ body/figure. I mentioned the idea of taking the huge figure on the trip in a couple of weeks, to work with the suggested connecting myself/ my clothes to the figure.
ACTIVATING, INTERACTIVITY & PERFORMANCE What I make - walk through town. Why large/small sculptures? What does it resemble? Symbolic of a sensation - The artists’ body and the relationship to the sculpture. Talked about going outside with the huge figure and photographing/videoing and even recording the public CCTV footage of me with the work in Town. PM- Gary came with me and photographed/ videoed me carrying the figure through Wrexham & in Bellevue Park. I also took some photos/videos. We then went to Undegun/ The Void and took some more. 1pm (bit late) Lecture, Paul spoke about displaying/presenting for the degree show - presentation will be on Moodle. Collected the plaster mask and found my ceramic figures have been fired so I can experiment with glazing them on Monday.