research

Firstly I had to decide show the different ways of joining and wrapping

Words associated
Join/unite/touch/link/fuse/connect/attach/bond/bridge/chain/shackle/coat/clamp/pin/tie/strap/glue/combine/intertwine/bond/attack/bridge
these are some examples to work with.
Wrapping
Cover/bandage/bind/cloaked/shrouded
/overlay/dress/encase/camouflaged/veiled/hidden

Pippa Andrews use space and how this relates to light and form and connects between them. She prefers to use basket making techniques and beadwork. But needle felting also feature within her work.
I prefer this piece of work she created, to some of the others. I think the reason is this is pleasant to the eye. The shapes created allow movement.

I wasn’t drawn to her work, and prefer other arts It reminds me of Mechano, but instead of flat pieces these are tubular. The paper tubes are connected together forming complex patterns.
I am not sure what she is trying to convey in her work and does not connect to my own ideas. Whilst I understand she is creating form but feel that it lacks spontaneity and lack lustre.

However, spacial awareness may be something that needs to be considered when researching and drawing windows.

Barbara Cotterell
This artist was taught by her mother to sew at a young age. She chose to study textiles which led to the art she creates. She is environmentally aware and uses found items, which is definitely something that resonates with me. The found object is manipulated, investigating how they work on their own and in relation to other objects. She uses a simplistic way of working listening to music whilst working. Again don’t find this inspiring, and personally find this sort of art lacking in something. I think its because it is too simplistic and reminds me of the naïve art children do.

I do see the spacial element of the picture above, and does give me an idea with the windows theme I have settled on. Maybe to take a stained glass windows and have areas where the glass is exploded and imploded.

I think the teabag design shows depth and possibly the best out of the work I have looked at. This design is similar to an idea that I have, where a window is layered looking into the distance. This was inspired by the paper cutting in the last assignment.

 

My next assignment for Mixed Media was to research artists that wrap, similar to the first assignment I wasn’t too enamored with the idea.

However, I found an interesting idea called Yarn Bombing, something that I had never come across before so was intrigued.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_bombing

Yarn Bombing is referred to by a few names, but the one I like was Graffiti Art. My notion of Graffiti was of some mindless idiot that scrawls their names on underpasses, walls in fact anything that can be written on. And of course there are the artists that do graffiti that are actually worthy of painting on a wall. For example the artist Banksy that draws art wherever he pleases, but the artwork created always makes a statement.

I found this wall art in Weston Super Mare And was quite amazed at the detail and the subject matter seemed at place in the dimly lit corridor.
dsc_1665
Yarn Bombing installations are classed as non-permanent and illegal to install in many cases. They can transform sterile and cold places into warm and inviting areas to visit. Originating in America by Shanon Scollian, after she covered a door knob.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwiE9oOVz6fOAhVBXRQKHeE1BNsQjxwIAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.daytondailynews.com%2Fnews%2Flifestyles%2Fhow-local-women-have-helped-transform-yarn-into-st%2FnR9nQ%2F&bvm=bv.128617741,d.ZGg&psig=AFQjCNGsN2JCdDWu_M8k37SvDkhjVIalpw&ust=1470395199795371

The jafa girls were one of the first to take this art in Australia and created the Knit Knot  tree, which had little pockets sewn into the art, with poetry and picture left for people to discover. The only downside of this artwork is that it has a lifespan due to the nature of the wool. Sometimes they make political statement, such as women’s arm hair. Which many people found distasteful, and therefore the statement was made into a mannequin with tufts of arm hair. There were many critics, but overall people were enthralled by the art. People are encouraged to participate in the exhibitions, by giving away pom poms for people to personalise and add to the installations bringing together the communities in which they live.

The colours are vibrant and definitely make a visual impact. The feeling it invokes are happiness and a calming effect. The benefits of this art is the way in which it brings people together encouraging  a feeling of community spirit. I should imagine there are limitations, when designing  due to shape of the trees and actually installing, where safety would be a consideration. I particularly like this as I find the work inspiring, as if cocoons the hardness of the tree making it softer with  the wool. Trees I find intriguing, with twists and turns with the uniqueness of the organic nature and feel the wool encapsulates this. I would like to try this on metallic objects, where I could leave holes, allowing the metal to show through. Again this would change the feeling of hardness. The objections from a certain majority, are outweighed by overwhelming joy this art conveys. I personally feel that it is an escapism from the troubles of the world even for a while.
I am not sure how I would incorporate it into my art however.

GERRY STECCA

join

Thousands of clothes pegs and wire are hand drilled to trees. The Form is determined by the way the branch forms, and compares it to a virus, just evolving at every turn. He enjoys the way that he is mindful of ever lump and bump on the tree, which aids the process, where his mind becomes as one with the tree, as far as the art is concerned.

I find it captivating as it changes the way the bark looks. The pegs reveal the texture of the tree and the contract between the two is vast. I used pegs to join card together, but found it difficult to manipulate. It reminds me of a hessian chair. If I were to use this in my work, I would create a column that bends like the tower of Pisa.

OLEK
http://www.themontrealreview.com/2009/Olek-Art.php

This Polish artist wraps everyday objects with layers of wool to create her artwork. She uses this to represent a ‘second skin’. Her reasoning behind this is to encapsulate the human soul and the meaning behind the object. In doing the artwork, it softens the impact of the object making appear more innocent. The artwork uses bright colours used on bikes, statues for example,  that draw the eye immediately. Personally, I like the work and appreciate the construction of it. Having tried crochet years ago, I found it incredibly difficult and only managed squares and circles. This would need careful measurement to ensure it fitted the object to be covered. One thing that she is passionate and obsessive about is covering a human body, which I find a little disturbing. However, I suppose this is just another object and when wearing clothes, it is referred to as our second skin.
The inanimate objects she makes changes how it is perceived conveying a feeling of vibrancy and excitement with the artwork created. The artwork retains the initial shape but there is a sense of movement
http://oleknyc.com/gallery/guerilla/12

The name of the piece is Guerrilla, which is very strange and haven’t found the meaning. Obviously it is a bull. I should imagine like the previous artist that this would be time limited due to crocheted wool used as it is exposed to the elements. I would imagine the work is time-consuming, where attention to detail would be needed. Otherwise mistakes would distract from the overall impact where it fits beautifully. I like the feeling, (somewhat similar to Yarn bombing) of colour combinations. This particular piece has a complimentary colour scheme, whereas some of her other work, is too busy. An alternative idea would be to add a different material such as wire, over the top of the crochet, something like chicken wire, where the colours still have impact but add a different dimension.

http://www.laboiteverte.fr/lart-de-la-pelote-de-judith-scott/
http://www.textileartist.org/textile-artist-judith-scott-uncovering-innate-talent/

JUDITH SCOTT
Judith Scott is an artist that despite her being profound deafness, having Downs Syndrome, and many years being institutionalized produced some very interesting artwork.  One such piece is called Entwined and draws from her illness and being defiant, the history of her family and failings such as tragedy.

Many people believe it was her way of expressing how she was intrinsically connected to her twin who was cruelly taken away from her. Having died at the incredible age of 49 due to Downs, has left a legacy of over 200 pieces of art. Her work was inspired through a project design called Creative Growth, especially for people with disabilities. After a visit by a textile artist having not previously showed any aptitude for art, was suddenly inspired to create the artwork she did.

This work enabled her to communicate to the outside world for the first time and constantly wrapped anything she could get her hands on. This creative development continued to develop, with a move to choosing threads, distinguishing between the colours, hue and shades. Eventually she was recognized as an artist with a disability instead of a person with a disability that creates art.

Personally, I feel that it’s something that is close to my own life, where I have Personality problems and many years of depression. Art is something that I feel, I am in control of and gives me confidence, especially when people comment on how they like my work.

The feeling of togetherness is apparent in the piece above, highlighting this artists struggle with life, but conveys the reasoning behind her separation from her sibling. This shows empathy for human frailties and is something that resonates with my own struggle. I can’t see any difficulties with this type of art when creating it. As it lends itself to any form. However difficulties that may arise are connecting this type of work to feelings and wider issues. I don’t particularly like some of her work, and it is probably because I like more decorative than contemporary art.

I don’t think I would be inclined to use this in my art, due to this fact. However, if I were to create something that is wrapped, I would use wire to capture objects which would lose the softness but adding a shine that couldn’t be achieved by the wool.

Unlike the previous two artists, the artwork wouldn’t be at risk from the elements. However, eventually it would disintegrate over time unless treated.
Historic textiles are examples of this, where there are a number of considerations to take into account.

https://nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com/category/hardwick-hall/

Damage can be caused due to a number of factors:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_and_restoration_of_textiles1

Many textiles are damaged by 3 things, temperature, light and humidity. Light can cause deterioration of the colour of the fabric, which is why many exhibitions change the lighting. The cause of this can be ‘hidden’ lighting, such as ultraviolet (such as sunlight) and infrared. Fluorescent lighting can cause UV radiation, but do not produce heat. Whereas this is the opposite to incandescent light which damage the fabric fibre.

Therefore, controlled lighting has to be implemented. Climate can also be a problem. Both humidity (especially wool) and extreme dryness can damage a textile piece and again this has to be controlled at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. But where there is humidity it needs to be kept at 50%. This can be alleviated by crystal silica, but must not be in contact with the fabric. Fans and humidifiers are another way. However, some very delicate fabric need to be vacuum packed airtight container or bag.

Pests are another contributory fact to the damage caused to textiles.
Amongst the culprits are:-silverfish
clothes moths
carpet beetles
rats
Silk, wool and feather are damaged by clothes moths as they are attracted to Protein fabrics (natural products). Which is similar to the carpet beetles.

Silverfish are attracted to starch, and fabrics made from plant materials. Rats damage the fabric and this may be evident where there is are chewed areas. However using pest control can be hazardous to humans as well as the fabrics. This is overcome by snare traps, but poison baited traps can be problematic as they may crawl away and die.

Sticky traps can alleviate the problem with insects. Spiders are carnivorous and they can indicate an insect problem. A new addition to a display should be checked for any problems of woodworm and quarantined if necessary.

Problems can arise from handing as well. Oil and acid in our hands can cause an issue, therefore gloves are used. Pencils are used instead of inks to prevent spillage.

Vacuuming is the best way to clean the fabric, preventing fibres to unravel. Wet cleaning can be detrimental if chemicals are used and careful consideration of whether the fabric can withstand this process.
Things that should be observed are:-

Soil                         high acidity
water                      pollutants/chemicals
Exposure                how long the cleaner is used
Movement              how much pressure and movement
Type                        Painted fabric

Dry cleaning uses chemical treatments and can be too harsh for fabric.
Steaming can cause a problem with excessive heat, and prior to that must be cleaned. Which is would be similar to ironing.

How is stored is another consideration, in the way it is stored. Either by laying flat, rolled (usually tapestries, carpets and draperies, otherwise creasing occurs. Costumes are best stored on hangers as usually heavy in design. The hangers however need to be padded as wooden ones are acidic and metal ones can cause discolouration.

NICK CROFT

http://nickcroft.com/pink-punch
Pink punch


Nick croft is another artist that creates artwork using nature as his canvas. The inspiration for tree wrapping came from the need to protect trees in winter against the frosts and snow. The young saplings can split and crack during the winters ravages. I love trees and walking in the woods and can imagine the wonder that people feel when finding this art. It’s like a magical world, where I could imagine it was a fairy glen. But that is where my love of the unusual and fantasy comes into play

A group of artists in Berlin called Bosso Fakata used plastic film to wrap objects highlighting waste that is found and transforms into art. This is important in this age of environmental importance. This art is similar to yarn bombing, but objects are encased in cling film, giving shape to an otherwise boring item. The artwork created is time limited as is usually removed by officials. The artist remains anonymous where the focus is on the pieces created and not on the designers themselves.

http://urbanshit.de/neue-street-art-installationen-von-bosso-fataka/

bosso-fataka-3

http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/08/08/bosso-fataka-turn-trash-into-sculpture/

one example is ‘make love not war’

Personally, it is not something I consider art, but understand the reasoning behind this. I think this is a skip with other found items. Although playful it highlights the problem today with discarded rubbish which is not a bad thing, however as art is not inspiring in the least.

Personally I don’t consider this as art, as anyone could do it. Although the use of junk, prevents it being assigned to rubbish tips. The items encased could also pose a threat to the public if not secured sufficiently and I wonder about the exposure to cling film as many experts consider it carcinogenic. I do like the effect of the clingfilm as it gives a shine, which is something that I like in my own work.

Numen
The difference between the two artists is vast and I like how the figure is caught in the cling film and is more interesting than the previous artist. Here the artist is creating a sculptural feel that is not only clever but is stunning. I like the way he has sculpted the film, and how the lighting is used to create light and shadow. The limitations on this are not in the creation but the cling film and how long would it last, however there are some installations that are site specific. I would think that this installation would have to be dismantled after displaying and would therefore be time limited. Some installations are interactive with sound, digital and film.

Within my own art, I could utilize this, by covering a base frame of wire for extra stability. And would add to the lustre.  I like the way it can be manipulated into any shape.

Christo and Jean-Claude

http://christojeanneclaude.net/

Christo Javacheff and Jean-Claude Denat were artists that created Land Art. Using the natural beauty of the land to create large installations. One such collaboration was Packaging 11 islands in Pink fabric and is quite stunning in the way it is done.

http://miami.curbed.com/2013/8/29/10207970/wolfson-moving-image-archives-christo-surrounded-islands


From Sketch to actual art


Christo’s surrounded islands made Miami the art world sensation of 1983

http://www.mundoark.com.pe/2014/06/articulo-las-obras-de-arte-tan.html
They believe the art they do, is to create a beautiful work, not make a statement. I think this is quite modest, as they have achieved what the goal intended. But the art does make a statement of incredible insight.

Wrapping objects was an idea that didn’t inspire as I said at the beginning, didn’t think it could be that interesting. But so far the artists explored have found them to be not only beautiful but incredibly inspiring. The work of Christo and Jean Claude highlights the fact that the installations can be vast. Some artists prefer smaller pieces. The positive attributes of this are that they are visually pleasing to the eye and there is a huge respect for the complexity of the work.

christo

Reistag building in Berlin
I love the idea that they push the borders of how art is perceived. I think each piece would have to be carefully designed, as there is no margin for error. However some artists find that the work evolves in making mistakes, as I have found with this course.

I find myself thinking of how art could be achieved at this level of complexity and what my limitations are when designing a large-scale project as have only done small samples. If I were to tackle on this scale would be to draw a plan of the possibilities, one of materials that could be utilized and sustainability. As an avid genealogist I have an idea of a tree made of cling film, with a structured wired frame, but adding people’s names from my own genetic heritage. The names would be shaped ‘branches’ within the tree, with shaped name blocks.

Having wrapped a number of objects, feel that this would be advantageous in capturing the total shape, rather than elements. Originally the concept of installation was developed by Allan Kaprow and through his work wanted to create something that was evocative, allowing emotions to dictate how a piece is seen.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/arts/design/13johnson.html?_r=0

This installation that he created was called the Yard, where there is an interactive approach employed. Personally, I feel that it is not art, just a load of old tyres. However, I understand the way it encourages people to actively participate in action rather than visually. Tyres are often used for exercise, whether lifting or running through, so here it shows a connection.

ALICE ANDERSON
Another artist that creates copper covered objects is Alice Anderson.
Canoe 2013
http://www.theartsdesk.com/visual-arts/alice-anderson-wellcome-collection

Alice Anderson, Canoe, 2013
The Copper canoe is an incredible piece of art glistening and really stands out. The thinking behind this piece of art is it is likened to mummification, where vessels carry the dead to another world across the River Styx. The mummification where the boat is wrapped in the copper wire emulates funeral rituals, resigning it to memory.

Originally this artist used Auburn hair for wrapping an object. But now concentrates on Copper wire. The process of wrapping would be time intensive and would probably take time to create. I would image it would be very tactile. Also the shine, would give a sense of movement giving a sensory experience, reminding us of our past, but bringing it up to date. Being Copper I should think over time it would change colour, as if exposed to moisture turns green.

Instead of altering an everyday object, she transforms it out of the original use. Drawing on personal experiences she think of the history of an object, which people instantly recognize through shape, but disassociate through the covering of wire, altering the concept of what it is.

A coke bottle for example, is recognizable for the object it is, but her  statement is that is encompasses the idea of consumerism.

Anderson_Coke_bottle.jpg

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/wrapped-in-wire-at-the-wellcome-collection-alice-andersons-work-reviewed/

Wrapped in wire at the Wellcome Collection

I like this art, again drawing on my personal preference for shiny objects. During history, there have been many things that have been made and are things we recognize, but taking it out of the realms of this makes us think of our own experiences and how transformation can alter your perspective.

The value of this art, shows diversity in materials used and changes something that could be discarded into a shining example of creativity. And is also a joy to look at. When designing the object is the focus. The method of creating this uses wire, and there are safety points to take care of. The wire would need to be carefully cut, especially if it was coiled.

And the results could be cutting or poking your eye out. There would be a lot of manipulation of the wire, and could result in the wire being bent which would not give a flat surface. The canoe is beautifully created, and my only concern is with the smell of the wire on your hands. I would definitely like to try this as would help me focus on detail, somewhat lacking in some of my work.

If I were to use this method, I would sketch how it would turn out firstly. I would also try this on small-scale with a possible attachment to a larger item. I would like them to have an association that people still recognize. But with an idea of togetherness.

Aude Marie Franjou
She sculpts artworks using Hemp fibre. This is wrapped with Linen threads. Her work is very organic in nature working intuitively with her hands. The work that she creates uses trees and houses.

http://materialicious.com/2011/01/fiber-artist-aude-maries-amazing-work.html


http://sewnsquareone.tumblr.com/image/74909831649

I particularly like the artwork as it encompasses the tree capturing the root formation and is very organic being intuitively drawn to the form of the tree. Trees themselves are beautiful and very awe-inspiring, and using the hemp which draws the eye around the tree creating a sense of movement. As the artwork is determined by the tree, I can’t think of what can go wrong, apart from the safety aspect when climbing up.

The only thing that comes to mind would be the longevity of the materials used when exposed to the elements. The feeling that comes to mind is tranquility, of the hemp protecting the tree. With the ever-changing world we live in many trees are cut down in the name of progress. I myself find it very sad as whenever in woods, I find myself at my happiest. The trees seem to have their own spirits. This type of art shows this spirit. But I am not sure how I could use this in creating art as I wouldn’t have the patience.  Maybe on a smaller scale would be the answer. I think I would cover the branch and place a ‘cage’ of wire around half of it.

SHEILA HICKS

‘I wish I was a wave’

I wish I was a wave, 2015, Sheila Hicks, by Demish Danant

Sheila describes her artwork as a metaphor. Which I wasn’t quite sure about at first. Colour is usually one of the most important things when designing, but thinking visually and conveying your message go hand in hand. Colour can be important in creating a mood, stimulating and other emotions.

Visual thinking can also play a part, creating activity in the art. Metaphors are in everyday life making us all aware of the world around us. In fact many of our choices and decisions can be deciding factors when deciding what motivates us and therefore connecting art to the way people’s view of the world is. It bridges the gap of presenting an idea in a new way in which it is understood. It allays fears of and resistance and makes it more acceptable.

http://www.visualthinkingmagic.com/metaphors-analogies

What is a metaphor? It is the joining of two things that are alike linking the visual thinking. The idea must be universal to be understood. An example of a metaphor is the dark of the night. So here the emphasis is on the way we perceive night-time. Whilst the metaphor is generally the same, an analogy shows the differences between them, but still connects them.

The analogy is instrumental in indicating the meaning of the art. An analogy example is Glove is to hand as sock is to foot. I quite like this, as I had thought about this earlier in this research.

A hand icily cold and clammy as death

I would interpret this as, coldness from the winter or death itself. How would I convey this? I would sculpt a hand, that was blue and maybe use the cling film as a medium for creating icicles, giving the illusion of coldness. If I were clever enough, I would like to make an ice sculpture.
We are taught from a young age many skills, which inevitably teach us right from wrong and certain ideas and lessons. However, many mistakes can be made. Therefore we learn by listening to stories in relation to our own experiences.

Parables are another example of storytelling, but usually instructive. This is where art comes into it, a greater understanding to convey their message to other people. This is not dissimilar to fable where morals are told, the difference being fables draws from nature, whereas a parable explores the relationship between human characters.

Anecdote is a narrative to tell the story in reality.
Visual thinking are a reflection of your thoughts, words and actions.
The rule of three applies to patterns that is recognizable:-

Something happening
recurrence
pattern

These occur in everyday language, for example ‘lights, camera, action’ and ‘ready, aim, fire’. These are the way people see things in society.
I didn’t understand the metaphor connection to the art created, but have a greater understanding now and realize the importance of this way of thinking. Her thinking behind her work is ‘All the threads are actors on stage’. This says to me that the relationship to each individual thread is important. I do like the wave below, as it looks like a wave and conveys that message immediately as we all know what a wave is. So the mystery is taken out of the art, but the way it is designed is not.

Much of her work is based around textiles, some very organic in design. I like the work which conveys a tranquil and happy message, due to the way it is constructed and the colour. It works well bringing together the threads which makes solid designs. Again the inspiration is similar to the work of Olek, using wrapping methods. Although very different methods, Olek crochets things and wraps whereas  Sheila binds threads tightly.

Although it is called can I have, it reminds me of brightly coloured snakes. I think the way it cascades down could be the ‘snakes’ hanging from a tree. It teaches us that the simplest of ideas can be extremely important. The thing that sticks out for me is the colour combination, as is vibrant.

I think I would like to attempt something like this, possibly with white and silver threads, but going in the opposite direction, strengthened by wire internally, creating structure and calling it white as snow.

http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/kuspit/sheila-hicks6-20-11_detail.asp?picnum=10

Similes are also an important thinking mechanism, for example as high as kite. If I were to use this, I could use as an installation, with a ball made of glass made to look like the earth filled with water ten to 20 foot high, with birds (phoenix) elevated by wire and a wind machine. And with this in mind, show the relationship between the wind, earth, fire and water and how important these elements are to each other.
http://www.visualthinkingmagic.com/metaphors-analogies

LORNA MURRAY
Another artist that uses discarded objects, so makes her environmentally aware. In the piece below she uses deconstructed cocktail umbrellas with surprising results. She draws on her heritage and learns from many cultures, including aboriginal art. Found many picture but are  copyright

http://dianabarrettdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ana barrett

TRACEY CRUMM

Table (Husks)

http://www.tracykrumm.com/Andrea Schwarz

This work reminds me of the work that I have done with the balloon and gives the appearance of cocoons. She uses Wires that is shaped. This must take a lot of working out mathematically and is then crocheted to create the shape. I like this work as there is a lot of skill involved as each piece could be misshapen if the ‘stitches’ were not correctly used. She takes her inspiration from the traditional craft of crochet, and believes this keeps alive an otherwise lost skill.

EMER DUFFY

Emer uses felt and wire in her constructed pieces. She is predominantly a jewellery artist.
crumm

As I have previously mentioned I like the idea of Wire in my work and feel with the ‘cocoons’ that I have explored before may be something to pursue.
TAREK TUMA

In an interview,Tarek Tuma talks about his work that promotes peace, hope and love. And can change how people deal with war by art. Syrian people can express their thoughts and translate into art.

He believes there is a correlation between tragedy, love and hate, pain and all the human faults all into one. Among his influences is Pablo Picasso.
Tarek Tuma #art4peace_3
Tarek Tuma: Hamza Bakkour. A painting showing a 13-year-old boy whose jaw was blown off during an attack by pro-Assad forces.

Julian brewer art consists of two mediums joined together. He uses collage, illustration mixed with photography. His inspiration is drawn from the pin-up girls of the fifties, Anime, flowers and old video games.
I think this is a clever way of highlighting the horrors of war. The painting above shows the fragility of life and how easily it can be destroyed. I don’t like the painting as it makes me think of the destruction of life which is quite thought-provoking. I don’t think this could be portrayed any other way, and wouldn’t be something that I would do as I like things to be nice and pretty to look at.

AL WEI WEI
Al Wei Wei is an artist and activist and one of his most famous installation which is 30 foot by 100 foot called ‘Forever Bicycles’.  It comprises of 3.144 bicycles that are all connected.

He is openly critically of the government and this what inspires the sculptures he makes.

Having been arrested for tax evasion by Sechuan authorities. He wanted to sue the government for physical abuse, and in this fact, through his art wanted to highlight the unfairness of the legal system. He is considered to be a threat against the establishment

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/24/opinions/ai-weiwei-china-justice-xia-lin/

bicycles

http://www.urdesign.it/index.php/2014/04/03/ai-weiweis-evidence-exhibition-at-martin-gropius-bau-berlin/

Whilst, I appreciate the aesthetics, I don’t particularly consider this art. I prefer more decorative than conceptual art. I find this type of artwork easy to create and therefore no skill involved. Saying that balancing would be paramount. I wouldn’t use this in my own work, as I feel that art should be skilfully created and something that I have begun to value, whilst doing the exercises that I have done. The only thing that I notice apart from the obvious fact that it is made of bicycle, is the feeling of movement although static.

http://inhabitat.com/ai-weiweis-magnificent-forever-installation-builds-a-glimmering-cavern-from-1200-bikes/

http://www.ofdesign.net/interior-design/an-art-in-1500-nescafe-mugs-installed-in-mexico-city-3168

JIM HAKE
cd shards jim hake
hake

http://skulchaboy.wix.com/jimhake

Jim Hake creates sculptural art using old cds. I myself have used these in the past to create a fragmented ball, similar to a glitter ball. This artist recycles cds so reduces the impact on the environment. In this world of ever changing technology, cd’s will eventually be replaced by something innovative, so his work would be evocative of a lost era.

The shiny appearance gives the artwork a nostalgic feel of an age gone by. For example, film stars of the past from the
1930’s
Gloria-Stuart-fashion-32
1940s Ida Lupino

1950s Marilyn Monroe
a dame like me:

This is an area I am passionate above. The opulence of the past somewhat lost in today’s society where some stars choose to show most of their bodies.

I feel this kind of artwork more appealing, as there is a lot of thought gone into the construction and beautiful to look at. Also this is something that resonates with my own preference for shiny things. I am quite inspired by this, not just because of how it is created but why.

http://www.earthporm.com/25-brilliant-diy-ideas-recycle-old-cds/
https://artjouer.wordpress.com/page/2/

LI XIOFENG
china

Li uses shards of porcelain to create dresses and uniforms. Each piece is drilled first and stitches together. The porcelain that he uses is made from Chinese dynasties Ming and Quing.  The design of the ‘dress’ represents the Chinese wedding dress in its form, but westernized by the shape of the collar and short sleeves.

The design on the pottery depict mythology but the shattered pieces are representative of China’s past and the fragmentation in its history. It shows the amalgamation of China’s history and the displacement of the past, and revival of a new world. This folk art symbolizes the Imperial style of the past, usually of the higher classes.

Each piece is drilled individually and linked to create ‘fashion’. Original shards of pottery are banned for the export market, so the work is created to emulate the ancient pottery. However, his preference is for ancient porcelain if he can source them. The under glaze is red, which is representative of life force and blood. And then painted with blue and white, colours of the Ming dynasty. His use of this is representative of the interaction between old and new. He describes it as performance art, but wearing one of his pieces would have limitations, such as weight. Also I would imagine it to be fragile.

Again, this work is quite beautiful, and wonder at how he came to use this medium. This is something that I find quite drawn to having created mosaics many years ago, using the same material, although it was from everyday crockery.

http://arrestedmotion.com/2009/06/art-focus-li-xiaofeng/

MARTA KLONOWSKA

Marta Klonowska is an artist that uses shards of glass and transforms them into sculptural animals.
glass-2

I think this is a beautiful piece of art, with such a fragile medium. The animals created are made up of slivers of vitrified sand. This is where the sand is heated to a high temperature that it slightly melts the main ingredients of glass, the silicon dioxide or Quartz.
glass-3
shattered glass animals sculpted by Marta Klonoska

The work she does is placed in front of pictures of the masters such as Rubens. She describes the animal are difficult to communicate with and understand which changes the way we perceive them and offers a new realism. This artwork challenges the way of life’s uncertainties and they clash with realities.

The use of razor sharp shards of coloured glass give the animal’s movement, with the way the light is reflected.

I have been exploring shards of glass for inclusion in art that I wish to create. But would imagine extreme care would be needed, to avoid cutting yourself. However the other consideration would be in the construction of a piece, as would be fragile and could easily break. The work is exquisite and appreciate the work that has gone into it. I would like to experiment with as I think it alters our perception of animals and how the fur has changed from a soft feel to one that is harsh.

JORDI DIEZ

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/02/figurative-sculptures-welded-from-steel-scraps-by-jordi-diez/

Jordi Diez creates his work out of steel scraps, where the human figures come to ‘life’ turning the coldness of the steel to one of ‘warmth’. I like this as there is a lot of skill involved and one like to create something as clever as thing, but don’t have the skill.
ZEMER PELED

flower flower1

Zemer Peled uses porcelain pieces to create intricate floral designs. In her work she uses the blue and white porcelain from Welsh origin. Her creations draws from nature’s beauty and savagery. The work construction is appealing to me, as it shows how a simple idea can be transformed into a thing of beauty. I can’t think of anything that is not likeable about this type of art.

MEMORY JUGS OR GRAVE ORNAMENTS

Memory jugs are considered of importance culturally. Originally from the Bakongo tribe in Africa. The belief is that water is connected to the spirit world and by decorating the jugs or vases would aid passage to the afterlife. Victorians revived this tradition, keeping mementos in.

They are often encrusted with old china, or found objects, shells, buttons, in fact everything and anything. They are attached with mortar. This is something that I really like and will definitely attempt. I feel quite inspired by this. I could incorporate the cd disks, with cord.
Image result for bakongo tribe memory jugs africa

There are contemporary artists that use this inspiration in their work. Lisa Rauter uses this folk art and creates a glimpse of the past.

http://www.ohiofolk.com/

JANE BOHANE
Jane Bohane uses glass shards and mirrored steel. All the work she does is hand crafted by Jane and the steel is manipulated using specialist machines. Her preference is for shards of glass. Light is her inspiration comes from light refraction, landscape and how isolation gives freedom.

As explained before, my research so far has led me to explore glass shards, so this is interesting to me. I am not sure if I will pursue this, as glass in this form (flat) is not as interesting as a 3D image researched above.

MARC QUINN
Marc Quinn although not an artist who joins in the traditional way.

head
For example the head above using 9 pints of his own blood to create the sculpture. So there is a joining of sorts. His idea is push the boundaries of sculpture to the extreme. He creates them every five years and he believes records his life. There is an element of science here and shows the fragility of life. He describes the immortality of the creation. The head is in suspended animation and could ‘die’ if left unplugged where it would return to a mass of blood. It is the difference between a human being and the life blood we need.

I find it alarming, and this is due to the fear of death itself. Although I can understand the connection between the artist and the art, is very different to other artists that join man made and natural materials. This is definitely something that I wouldn’t attempt, firstly I hate the thought of having to have the blood extracted and secondly feel it would unnerve me.

TARA DONOVA
Tara use of mundane items transforms them into unrecognisable sculptures. She uses anything that she can find, straws, tape, cups and many more. She feels that her art makes you discover everyday items.

https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=shards&rs=typed&0=shards%7Ctyped
glass-rods

http://yura-osinin.livejournal.com/229950.html?thread=2096446

 

ARTISTS

Pippa Andrews use space and how this relates to light and form and connects between them. She prefers to use basket making techniques and beadwork. But needle felting also feature within her work.


I prefer this piece of work she created, to some of the others. I think the reason is this is pleasant to the eye. The shapes created allow movement.

I wasn’t drawn to her work, and prefer other arts It reminds me of Mechano, but instead of flat pieces these are tubular. The paper tubes are connected together forming complex patterns.
I am not sure what she is trying to convey in her work and does not connect to my own ideas. Whilst I understand she is creating form but feel that it lacks spontaneity and lack lustre.

However, spacial awareness may be something that needs to be considered when researching and drawing windows.

Barbara Cotterell
This artist was taught by her mother to sew at a young age. She chose to study textiles which led to the art she creates. She is environmentally aware and uses found items, which is definitely something that resonates with me. The found object is manipulated, investigating how they work on their own and in relation to other objects. She uses a simplistic way of working listening to music whilst working. Again don’t find this inspiring, and personally find this sort of art lacking in something. I think its because it is too simplistic and reminds me of the naïve art children do.

Barbara Cotterell

I do see the spacial element of the picture above, and does give me an idea with the windows theme I have settled on. Maybe to take a stained glass windows and have areas where the glass is exploded and imploded.
Barbara Cotterell interview: From frugal foundations
I think the teabag design shows depth and possibly the best out of the work I have looked at. This design is similar to an idea that I have, where a window is layered looking into the distance. This was inspired by the paper cutting in the last assignment.

TO EXPLORE

Jennifer Talbot
Alex trimino
Shannon weber
Arianna callegari
asama watanabe
Leandra spangler
Maroquin ruben
Julie bond
Libby fotherington
Susan Feldman
Barbara licha
Jake Phipps
Fenella elms
Claire Verstegen connecting threads
Dana Bachar
Sian Martin
Chicaro shicotane
Bethany walker
Marlie Hoevers
Hilary harnisfeger
david altmejd plaster mannequin parts animal
Elizabeth higgins
Diana Al Hadid
David mach
Duraman melting wood
Deborah lowe
Rainbow church tokujin yoshioko
Annie rie
Kathy thaden
Nabamoto
Charlie falkener
Louise v durham
David schliker
Nautilus house

 

Websites to use as inspiration
http://design-milk.com/installation-made-8080-colored-pencils/
interesting

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/28/fugitive-structures-pavilion-trifolium-ar-ma-sherman-foundation/

http://thepointeruwsp.com/2014/10/03/connecting-threads-arrives-at-the-carlsten-art-gallery/

http://www.textileartist.org/textile-art-groups/

http://www.zijdelings.eu/the-flower-brooch-creative-recycling-of-paper.html

http://www.textileartist.org/bethany-walker-interview-cement-textiles/
textile and cement

http://annekata.com/2012/04/elfi-cella/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+annekata/AjUt+(annekata+2.0)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=exploring+materials+degree+textiles&rlz=1C1PRFE_enGB685GB685&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiM34m9xbbOAhVCuxQKHTwnCLIQ_AUICCgB&biw=815&bih=583#imgrc=uSItPvZ6tBDXdM%3A

2014/09/25, Z.K. n.d. The magic of paper in Li Hongbo’s stretchable sculptures. gbtimes.com. [Online]. [Accessed 1 August 2016]. Available from: http://gbtimes.com/life/magic-paper-li-hongbos-stretchable-sculptures.

Anon 2014a. 14 Real Life Fairy Tale Houses That Will Make You Believe Again. Playbuzz. [Online]. [Accessed 18 August 2016]. Available from: http://www.playbuzz.com/scotto/14-real-life-fairy-tale-houses-that-will-make-you-believe-again.

Anon 2015a. 30 Creepy Photos That Will Haunt Your Soul. Team Jimmy Joe. [Online]. [Accessed 27 August 2016]. Available from: http://www.teamjimmyjoe.com/2015/04/30-creepy-photos-that-will-haunt-your-soul/.

Anon 2010. 2014. The Creamery Arts Center. [Online]. [Accessed 3 August 2016]. Available from: http://creameryartscenter.org/special-shows/now-showing/.

Anon n.d. a dame like me. [Accessed 7 October 2016a]. Available from: http://bellecs.tumblr.com/?og=1.

Anon n.d. Abby Ducharme // Ceramic Maker (turecepcja: Japan artist Yuri Fukuda, currently…). [Accessed 25 July 2016b]. Available from: http://abbyducharmeceramics.tumblr.com/post/65371501018/turecepcja-japan-artist-yuri-fukuda-currently.

Anon n.d. About. ZEMER PELED. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016c]. Available from: http://www.zemerpeled.com/about/.

Anon 2014b. Amazing Figurative Sculptures Welded from Steel Scraps. My Modern Met. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016]. Available from: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/jordi-diez-fernandez-steel-sculptures.

Anon n.d. ambient moon – contemporary. [Accessed 18 August 2016d]. Available from: http://www.ambientmoon.com/contemp.htm.

Anon n.d. Andrea. Flickr. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016e]. Available from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9874847@N03/.

Anon n.d. Andrea Schwartz – San Francisco California Art Galleries Events: March 16, 2011. [Accessed 6 October 2016f]. Available from:
http://www.artbusiness.com/1open/031611.html.

Anon n.d. Anemotion: Jum Nakao. [Accessed 25 July 2016g]. Available from:
http://anemotionbysusan.blogspot.com/2010/12/jum-nakao.html.

Anon n.d. annie voight | humble, all too humble. [Accessed 26 July 2016h]. Available from: https://ahhtobehumble.com/tag/annie-voight/.

Anon n.d. Armour « Pharmacopoeia ». [Accessed 8 October 2016i]. Available from: http://www.pharmacopoeia-art.net/artworks/armour/.

Anon n.d. Art and Aesthetics (Severyn T. Bruyn). [Accessed 26 June 2016j]. Available from: https://www2.bc.edu/~bruyn/Critique.html.

Anon n.d. Artist and Studio, British artist Jamie Poole working with strips of… [Accessed 26 June 2016k]. Available from: http://artistandstudio.tumblr.com/post/33957996397/british-artist-jamie-poole-working-with-strips-of.

Anon n.d. Artist Burns Holes In Paper With Incense Sticks To Make Stunning Pointillist Art. [Accessed 25 July 2016l]. Available from: http://www.demilked.com/pointillism-incense-stick-burn-rice-paper-jihyun-park/.

Anon n.d. Artist creates a Christmas miracle on windows of a children’s hospital. [Accessed 18 August 2016m]. Available from: https://brightside.me/article/artist-creates-a-christmas-miracle-on-windows-of-a-childrens-hospital-64755/.

Anon 2013a. Barbara Cotterell interview: From frugal foundations. TextileArtist.org. [Online]. [Accessed 27 August 2016]. Available from: http://www.textileartist.org/barbara-cotterell-from-frugal-foundations/.

Anon n.d. Barbara Licha – Contemporary Art. Barbara Licha – Contemporary Art. [Online]. [Accessed 6 October 2016n]. Available from: https://lichabarbara.wordpress.com/.

Anon n.d. Blind Embossing Print Technique :: Baddeley Brothers. [Accessed 1 August 2016o]. Available from: http://www.baddeleybrothers.com/print-techniques/blind-embossing.

Anon n.d. Bonos  thinking hats. Available from: http://www.rogerlock.novawebs.co.uk/files/SSR337_Garner.pdf.

Anon n.d. Broderie Anglaise / Croft Mill / Fabric Online UK. [Accessed 31 July 2016q]. Available from: https://www.croftmill.co.uk/products/fabric-by-type/broderie-anglaise-products.html.

Anon n.d. Broken Glass Illusion – The Meta Picture. [Accessed 4 August 2016r]. Available from: http://themetapicture.com/broken-glass-illusion/.

Anon 2013b. Bronze Figures Use Negative Space to Convey Spiritual Energy. My Modern Met. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/sukhi-barber-bronze-sculptures.

Anon 2011a. Capriole by Iris Van Herpen. Yatzer. [Online]. [Accessed 4 August 2016]. Available from: https://www.yatzer.com/Capriole-by-Iris-Van-Herpen.

Anon n.d. Carving Portraits Into Cardboard « Humor « ImgLuLz – Funny Pics and More. [Accessed 26 June 2016s]. Available from: http://imglulz.com/carving-portraits-into-cardboard/.

Anon 2016a. Castle in the Sky. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Castle_in_the_Sky&oldid=729859509.

Anon n.d. Ceramic Artist Yuri Fukuda – AvecJasmine. [Accessed 25 July 2016t]. Available from: http://avecjasmine.com/2010/ceramic-artist-yuri-fukuda/.

Anon n.d. chakras colours and meanings – Google Search. [Accessed 26 July 2016u]. Available from: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=chakras%20colours%20and%20meanings.

Anon n.d. Chocolate Wedding Cake. [Accessed 4 August 2016v]. Available from: http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2254513/chocolate-wedding-cake.

Anon n.d. Church Round Windows. Flickr. [Online]. [Accessed 22 August 2016w]. Available from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/103081534/.

Anon n.d. Clear Gesso & Matte Gel Medium in Bible Art Journaling – Rebekah R Jones. [Accessed 10 August 2016x]. Available from: http://www.rebekahrjones.com/clear-gesso-matte-gel-medium-in-bible-art-journaling/.

Anon n.d. Cloudscapes – zaINTERIORA.net. [Accessed 1 August 2016y]. Available from: http://zainteriora.net/2008/09/30/cloudscapes/.

Anon n.d. Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum. [Online]. [Accessed 31 July 2016z]. Available from: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search.

Anon n.d. Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture. | Page 25. [Accessed 26 June 2016aa]. Available from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/page/25/.

Anon n.d. Crepuscular Rays – One of our Favorite Pinterest Boards – Dan330. [Accessed 22 August 2016ab]. Available from: http://livedan330.com/2013/12/03/crepuscular-rays-one-of-our-favorite-pinterest-boards/.

Anon 2016b. Cutwork. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 31 July 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cutwork&oldid=716506583.

Anon n.d. Dan Steinhilber | State of The Art. [Accessed 25 July 2016ac]. Available from: http://stateoftheart.crystalbridges.org/blog/project/dan-steinhilber/.

Anon n.d. Dan Steinhilber: Hold On, Loosely | CAM Raleigh. [Accessed 25 July 2016ad]. Available from:

http://camraleigh.org/exhibitions/2011steinhilber/.

Anon n.d. December | 2011 | Trash Fashion. [Accessed 26 June 2016ae]. Available from: https://trashfashiondiscoveringnewways.wordpress.com/2011/12/.

Anon n.d. Diana Barrett Designs. [Accessed 6 October 2016af]. Available from: http://dianabarrettdesigns.blogspot.com/.

Anon n.d. Edwardian White Broderie Anglaise Eyelet Lace Lawn Graduation Dress. [Accessed 31 July 2016ag]. Available from: http://www.1860-1960.com/xa6459p0.html.

Anon 2015b. Embossing. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 1 August 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Embossing&oldid=692657825.

Anon n.d. Ernesto Neto. THE MALMÖ EXPERIENCE | Инсталляции Ernesto Neto » [ архитектоника ] портал о современной архитектуре и дизайне. [Accessed 23 May 2016ah]. Available from: http://architektonika.ru/2006/04/13/Ernesto_Neto_THE_MALM214_EXPERIENCE__installjacii_Ernesto_Neto_.html.

Anon n.d. Express Gallery – Jack London Square – Oakland, CA, United States. Yelp. [Online]. [Accessed 26 July 2016ai]. Available from: https://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/express-gallery-oakland.

Anon 2014c. Figurative Sculptures Welded from Steel Scraps by Jordi Diez Fernandez. Colossal. [Online]. [Accessed 4 August 2016]. Available from:

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/02/figurative-sculptures-welded-from-steel-scraps-by-jordi-diez/.

Anon n.d. floral arrangements unusual items contemporary art – Google Search. [Accessed 12 September 2016aj]. Available from: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=floral+arrangements+with+unusual+items&espv=2&biw=1242&bih=606&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiO1biQoYrPAhWDCMAKHaoJBv8QsAQIIg#tbm=isch&q=floral+arrangements+unusual+items+contemporary+art&imgrc=f_y7F_CzMU0EFM%3A.

Anon n.d. Flower shards. [Accessed 4 August 2016ak]. Available from: http://www.notey.com/blogs/flower-shards.

Anon n.d. Furniture: Modern Unique Cocoon Lounge Chairs In Office Lounge Furniture Ideas ~ ARTLOGUS. [Accessed 12 September 2016al]. Available from: http://artlogus.com/bring-cozy-with-lounge-furniture/modern-unique-cocoon-lounge-chairs-in-office-lounge-furniture-ideas/.

Anon n.d. Gory £300,000 blood head goes on show at National Portrait Gallery | Culture24. [Accessed 27 September 2016am]. Available from: http://www.culture24.org.uk/art/art71660.

Anon n.d. Hand embroidery threads. [Accessed 31 July 2016ao]. Available from: http://threads.madeira.de/threads/hand-embroidery-threads/hand-embroidery-threads.html.

Anon n.d. HeARTbeat: Your Art Guide For Cathedral Square: Julie Friedman Installs Her Art. [Accessed 26 July 2016ap]. Available from: http://artprizecathedralsquare.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/julie-friedman-installs-her-art.html.

Anon 2014d. hkirkh: godotal: broken body “I was born with glass bones and… (venus blew my mind). Bloglovin’. [Online]. [Accessed 4 August 2016]. Available from: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/venus-blew-my-mind-8844703/hkirkh-godotal-broken-body-i-was-born-with-3416490077.

Anon n.d. Hokusai and Hiroshige Origami Paper from Tuttle! [Online]. Available from: https://jadesescape.com/2014/11/13/hokusai-and-hiroshige-origami-paper-from-tuttle/.

Anon n.d. Home. L U C Y R E E S A R T. [Online]. [Accessed 12 September 2016ar]. Available from: http://www.lucyreesart.com/.

Anon n.d. img_1137-1.jpg (600×330). [Accessed 3 August 2016as]. Available from: https://caitlinlancaster.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/img_1137-1.jpg.

Anon 2016c. Judith Scott (artist). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 6 October 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Judith_Scott_(artist)&oldid=734206049.

Anon n.d. juliefriedmanart.net-1462278819.pdf. [Accessed 26 July 2016at]. Available from: http://s3.otherpeoplespixels.com/sites/14631/juliefriedmanart.net-1462278819.pdf.

Anon n.d. jumping_frogs.pdf. [Accessed 25 July 2016au]. Available from: http://science-class.net/archive/science-class/Lessons/Energy/jumping_frogs.pdf.

Anon n.d. Junkculture. [Accessed 3 August 2016av]. Available from:

http://www.junk-culture.com/2013_08_01_archive.html.

Anon n.d. Katsushika Hokusai: Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjûrokkei) – Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ukiyo-e Search. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016aw]. Available from: https://ukiyo-e.org/image/met/DP130155.

Anon n.d. Look Book for Ceramics Class | Mandysohns. [Accessed 25 July 2016ax]. Available from: https://amandasohns.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/look-book-for-ceramics-class/.

Anon n.d. lunatic asylum windows and cells – Google Search. [Accessed 27 August 2016ay]. Available from: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=windows+goals&espv=2&biw=1242&bih=606&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt5bWZx-HOAhXMIMAKHYzTCmoQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=lunatic+asylum+windows+and+cells&imgrc=PSUDFA7d1WrkhM%3A.

Anon n.d. Madness and creativity: Is genetic vulnerability to one a source of strength in the other? – LA Times. [Accessed 26 June 2016az]. Available from: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-madness-creativity-genetic-vulnerability-20150608-story.html.

Anon 2016d. Marc Chagall. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 18 August 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Marc_Chagall&oldid=735128606.

Anon n.d. Marta Klonowska Assembles Shards of Glass into Delicate Sculptures of Animals | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building. [Accessed 4 August 2016ba]. Available from: http://inhabitat.com/marta-klonowska-assembles-shards-of-glass-into-delicate-sculptures-of-animals/.

Anon n.d. Mattshlian.com! [Accessed 25 July 2016bb]. Available from: http://mattshlian.com/statement2012.html.

Anon n.d. MoMA | Olafur Eliasson. [Accessed 26 June 2016bc]. Available from: http://www.moma.org/learn/resources/library/council/eliasson.

Anon 2016e. Nirvana (Buddhism). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 26 July 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nirvana_(Buddhism)&oldid=728965392.

Anon n.d. Olafur Eliasson – 89 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy. [Accessed 25 July 2016be]. Available from: https://www.artsy.net/artist/olafur-eliasson.Anon n.d. Olafur Eliasson | Artists 4 Climate -. [Accessed 26 June 2016bd]. Available from: http://www.artists4climate.com/en/artists/olafur-eliasson/.

Anon n.d. Old Interiors in Architecture: Showcase « Cruzine. [Accessed 22 August 2016bf]. Available from: http://www.cruzine.com/2010/08/18/old-interiors-architecture/.

Anon 2015c. Origami and Kinetic Energy. Kids Activities Blog. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/71693/origami-and-kinetic-energy.

Anon n.d. Pace Gallery – Tara Donovan. Pace Gallery. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016bg]. Available from: http://www.pacegallery.com/artists/111/tara-donovan.

Anon n.d. Panelen reticella samengevoegd tot een ‘kraag’ met twee akers, Anonymous, c. 1600 – c. 1615. Rijksmuseum. [Online]. [Accessed 31 July 2016bh]. Available from: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/BK-14612.

Anon 2016f. Paper embossing. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 1 August 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paper_embossing&oldid=718992581.

Anon 2014e. Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright (Colossal). Bloglovin’. [Online]. [Accessed 18 August 2016]. Available from: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/colossal-3878906/photographs-sunsets-as-reflected-through-2604384597.

Anon n.d. Pink Punch – Nicholas Croft. [Accessed 6 October 2016bi]. Available from: http://nickcroft.com/Pink-Punch.

Anon 2013c. Pippa Andrews interview: Textile art in its loosest sense. TextileArtist.org. [Online]. [Accessed 27 August 2016]. Available from: http://www.textileartist.org/pippa-andrews-interview-part-one-textile-art-in-its-loosest-sense/.

Anon n.d. Portfolio. ZEMER PELED. [Online]. [Accessed 4 August 2016bj]. Available from: http://www.zemerpeled.com/work/.

Anon n.d. Print Design Tips | Benwells Specialist Printers. [Accessed 1 August 2016bm]. Available from: http://www.benwells.co.uk/design-tips-embossing.php.

Anon n.d. Project 2 Wrapping | Nina’s Textile Trail 2. [Accessed 3 August 2016bn]. Available from: https://ninasoconnor.wordpress.com/category/coursework/part-2/project-2-wrapping/#jp-carousel-4998.

Anon n.d. Quilt Inspiration: Notan Snowflake. [Accessed 26 June 2016bo]. Available from: http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/notan-snowflake.html.

Anon n.d. Regina Farrell Artist Profile | Artful Home. [Accessed 25 July 2016bp]. Available from: https://www.artfulhome.com/artist/Regina-Farrell/8236.

Anon n.d. Richelieu Embroidery by Cathy Boheas. [Accessed 31 July 2016bq]. Available from: http://s-embroidery.com/machine-embroidery-projects/13-richelieu-embroidery3.html.

Anon n.d. Robin Blake :: AUGUST CHALLENGE DAY 18. [Accessed 6 October 2016br]. Available from: http://www.robinblake.co.uk/blog/august-challenge-day-18/.

Anon n.d. Search Results. [Accessed 14 August 2016bs]. Available from: http://archives.ucreative.ac.uk/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=LDEN%2f4&pos=3.

Anon n.d. Seclusion View – Photo of the Abandoned Northwood Asylum. opacity.us. [Online]. [Accessed 27 August 2016bt]. Available from: http://opacity.us/image2439_seclusion_view.htm.

Anon 2013d. Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska. Colossal. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016]. Available from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/02/shattered-glass-animals-by-marta-klonowska/.

Anon n.d. Sheila Hicks at the ICA, Philadelphia – artnet Magazine. [Accessed 6 October 2016bu]. Available from: http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/kuspit/sheila-hicks6-20-11_detail.asp?picnum=10.Anon 2013e. Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska. Colossal. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016]. Available from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/02/shattered-glass-animals-by-marta-klonowska/.

Anon n.d. Sophie Guyot: ‘Cocoon’ | Art Installations, Sculpture, Contemporary Art. Scoop.it. [Online]. [Accessed 12 September 2016bv]. Available from: http://www.scoop.it/t/art-installations/p/717893667/2011/11/24/sophie-guyot-cocoon.

Anon n.d. stars of the 1930s – Bourgeoise Bloomers. [Accessed 7 October 2016bw]. Available from: https://reneelouise21.wordpress.com/tag/stars-of-the-1930s/.

Anon n.d. Studio Pottery: Passionate About Contemporary Ceramics. Studio Pottery. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016bx]. Available from: http://www.studiopottery.co.uk.

Anon n.d. Stunning Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska – WebEcoist. [Accessed 4 August 2016by]. Available from: http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2013/02/13/stunning-shattered-glass-animal-sculptures-by-marta-klonowska/.

Anon n.d. Susan Cutts. Axisweb. [Online]. [Accessed 1 August 2016bz]. Available from: http://www.axisweb.org/p/susancutts/.

Anon n.d. susan cutts artist roses – Google Search. [Accessed 1 August 2016ca]. Available from: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=susan+cutts+artist&espv=2&biw=583&bih=482&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj1laaf7KDOAhVKKMAKHa16B2cQsAQIJw&dpr=1.25#tbm=isch&q=susan+cutts+artist+roses&imgdii=GVIaT35ybKYQyM%3A%3BGVIaT35ybKYQyM%3A%3BlQnFju-AolscXM%3A&imgrc=GVIaT35ybKYQyM%3A.

Anon n.d. Swirling Illustrations by James R. Eads Explore Human Connections and the Natural World | Colossal. [Accessed 4 August 2016cb]. Available from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/07/james-r-eads-illustrations/.

Anon n.d. Textile Embossing, Blind, Tint Emboss, Single, Multi Level Emboss, Printed, Registered Emboss, Glazing, Fibre2fashion. [Accessed 1 August 2016cc]. Available from: http://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/4299/the-elegant-art-of-textile-embossing.

Anon n.d. The Academy — Ida Lupino was a trailblazer in film and… The Academy. [Online]. [Accessed 7 October 2016cd]. Available from: http://theacademy.tumblr.com/post/72922498458/ida-lupino-was-a-trailblazer-in-film-and.

Anon n.d. The Bizarre, Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo | Colossal. [Accessed 1 August 2016ce]. Available from: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/02/the-flexible-paper-sculptures-of-li-hongbo/.

Anon n.d. The de Bono Group – Six Thinking Hats. [Accessed 13 September 2016cf]. Available from: http://www.debonogroup.com/six_thinking_hats.php.

Anon n.d. The Hunt – Glass Sculptures by Marta Klonowska. [Accessed 4 August 2016cg]. Available from: http://www.pondly.com/2013/04/the-hunt-glass-sculptures-by-marta-klonowska/.

Anon n.d. The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// ana teresa barboza. [Accessed 4 August 2016ch]. Available from: http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2015/06/03/ana-teresa-barboza/.

Anon n.d. The Secrets Behind the Beauty of Cutwork in Machine Embroidery. [Accessed 31 July 2016cj]. Available from: http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/06/cutwork-in-machine-embroidery/.

Anon 2015d. The Witch Behind the Window. Palm-Sized Prompts. [Online]. [Accessed 27 August 2016]. Available from: https://palmsizedprompts.wordpress.com/archive/the-witch-behind-the-window/.

Anon n.d. Tiffany memorial window. Flickr. [Online]. [Accessed 18 August 2016ck]. Available from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tshearer/522234242/.

Anon n.d. Towers, Portals and Myths. Ibraaz. [Online]. [Accessed 14 August 2016cl]. Available from: http://www.ibraaz.org/interviews/52.

Anon n.d. Traces of Evil: Ethical judgments limit the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences. Discuss. [Accessed 26 June 2016cm]. Available from: http://www.tracesofevil.com/1990/07/ethical-judgments-limit-methods.html.

Anon n.d. tx5mm_240215_red.pdf. [Accessed 3 August 2016cn]. Available from: https://www.oca-student.com/sites/default/files/oca-content/course-pdfs/tx5mm_240215_red.pdf.

Anon n.d. Upcoming Events AIR Presentation: 3D Artist Julie Friedman : Glen Arbor Art Association. [Accessed 26 July 2016co]. Available from: http://www.glenarborart.org/events/air-presentation/.

Anon n.d. Urbex: OM Asylum, United Kingdom – June 2013PROJ3CTM4YH3M Urban Exploration. [Accessed 27 August 2016cp]. Available from: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2013/07/27/urbex-om-asylum-united-kingdom-june-2013-part-1-of-2/.

Anon n.d. U.S. Department of State – Art in Embassies. [Accessed 6 October 2016cq]. Available from: http://art.state.gov/artistdetail.aspx?id=104900.

Anon n.d. Venetian Embroidery. [Accessed 31 July 2016cr]. Available from: http://www.victorian-embroidery-and-crafts.com/venetian_embroidery.html.

Anon n.d. venetian embroidery – Google Search. [Accessed 31 July 2016cs]. Available from: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=venetian%20embroidery.

Anon n.d. Wallpaper Lace__________. Pinterest. [Online]. [Accessed 31 July 2016ct]. Available from: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/564638872008275554/.

Anon n.d. War: A Personal Connection (A Level Art). [Accessed 4 August 2016cu]. Available from: http://www.studentartguide.com/featured/war-theme-a-level-art.

Anon n.d. We Find Wildness. [Accessed 27 September 2016cv]. Available from: http://www.we-find-wildness.com/2010/06/li-xiaofeng/.

Anon n.d. weiwei bicycles – Google Search. [Accessed 4 August 2016cw]. Available from: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=weiwei+bicycles&espv=2&biw=758&bih=482&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiR18uZ0KjOAhWrDMAKHfbLBBIQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=FxOGYVet3mcZuM%3A.

Anon 2016g. Yin and yang. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yin_and_yang&oldid=730996548.

Anon n.d. Yuko Yamamoto’s paper plants | Passion For Paper & Print. [Accessed 26 July 2016cx]. Available from: https://passionforpaperandprint.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/yuko-yamamotos-paper-plants/.

Anon n.d. Корсет Розовые Розы. Ярмарка Мастеров. [Online]. [Accessed 23 May 2016cy]. Available from: http://www.livemaster.ru/item/5998783-odezhda-korset-rozovye-rozy.

Anon n.d. Available from: http://kwekudee-tripdownmemorylane.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/mangbetu-people-famous-fashionable-hair.html.

Available from: http://pelagictour.com/diving-snorkeling-packages-indonesia/sailing-snorkeling-and-hiking-on-a-sailing-boat-in-komodo-national-park.html.

Anon n.d. [Accessed 4 August 2016de]. Available from: https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10945635_825748167497501_1840789999426030170_n.jpg?oh=6dff8677f19a1b2a270987aa211f11bc&oe=560C008C.

Anon n.d. [Accessed 26 June 2016df]. Available from: http://proceedings.eurosa.org/3/mcmahon2011.pdf.

Cooke, R. 2015. Olafur Eliasson: ‘I am not special’. The Guardian. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/21/olafur-eliasson-i-am-not-special-interview-tree-of-codes-ballet-manchester.

Dillmont, T. de 2007. Encyclopedia of Needlework [Online]. [Accessed 31 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20776?msg=welcome_stranger.

Emily.Hanenburg n.d. ‘Art is but a Shadow of the Divine Perfection’: Peter Callesen. [Accessed 26 June 2016]. Available from: http://artisbutashadowofthedivineperfection.blogspot.com/2010/02/peter-callesen.html.

Gayle n.d. MEMORY JUG……. [Accessed 6 October 2016]. Available from: http://avintagegreenlife.blogspot.com/2011/04/memory-jug.html.

Genista 2015. Jihyun Park’s Intricate Drawings Are Created With Thousands Of Tiny Holes Burnt With Incense. Beautiful/Decay. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: http://beautifuldecay.com/2015/04/07/jihyun-parks-intricate-drawings-created-thousands-tiny-holes-burnt-incense/.

Gopnik, B. 2010. Dan Steinhilber retrospective: Escaping definitions. The Washington Post. [Online]. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/05/AR2010080507303.html.

Gr, C.S. 360 D.A.S., Rapids and pm, M. 49503 H. of O.M. am-8 pm T. am-8 pm W. am-8 pm T. am-8 pm F. am-8 pm S. am-8 pm S. am-6 n.d. A Greenhouse for Life by Julie Friedman. [Accessed 26 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.artprize.org/56262.

Henry, T. 2012. 10 Questions That WIll Help You Find Your Voice. Accidental Creative. [Online]. [Accessed 27 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.accidentalcreative.com/creating/10-questions-that-will-help-you-find-your-voice/.

Johnson, K. 2009. Changing the Tires on Allan Kaprow’s ‘Un-art’. The New York Times. [Online]. [Accessed 6 October 2016]. Available from: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/arts/design/13johnson.html.

kopelia n.d. Monumentos y esculturas en acero inoxidable. Jordi Diez. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016]. Available from: http://steelsculptures.net/.

Lucy Rees n.d. collection at the sherman contemporary art founation [Online]. Available from: http://www.lucyreesart.com/blog-1/2015/9/18/collection-at-the-sherman-contemporary-art-foundation.

manel 2015. Figuras humanas creadas en acero inoxidable. Jordi Diez. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016]. Available from: http://steelsculptures.net/figuras-humanas-creadas-en-acero-inoxidable/.

micheleguieu 2011. San Francisco / Andrea Schwartz Gallery / Guerrero Gallery. Michele Guieu. [Online]. [Accessed 6 October 2016]. Available from: http://www.micheleguieu.com/wordpress/inspiration/?p=1917.

Nargi, L. n.d. ASTOUNDING KNITS! [Accessed 6 October 2016]. Available from: http://astoundingknits.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html.

NME.COM n.d. Johnny Depp: ‘I was very nearly fired from “Pirates Of The Caribbean”’. NME.COM. [Online]. [Accessed 8 October 2016]. Available from: http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/johnny-depp-i-was-very-nearly-fired-from-pirates-o/314777.

Owen, W. n.d. Spring Offensive. [Accessed 26 July 2016]. Available from: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/57370.

Park, A.S. n.d. Listing of artworks from the artist Jane Bohane BA (Hons) (Contemporary British Sculptor). ArtParkS Sculpture. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016]. Available from: http://www.artparks.co.uk/sculptors_sculptures.php?artistID=603&sculptor=jane_bohane.

Presenter, W.L.D.C.W. n.d. Without words – Syria’s conflict art. Channel 4 News. [Online]. [Accessed 6 October 2016a]. Available from: http://www.channel4.com/news/syria-art-assad-civil-war-exhibition-artists-gallery.

PublishBrand 2015. Publish Art Study: Ai Weiwei – Publish Brand Publish Brand. Publish Brand. [Online]. [Accessed 4 August 2016]. Available from: http://publishbrand.com/art-2/publish-art-study-ai-weiwei/.

Refsal, M. n.d. Negative Space Pillow | CMYBacon. [Accessed 25 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.cmybacon.com/2010/09/negative-space-pillow/.

sarah.kent 2015. Alice Anderson, Wellcome Collection | Visual arts reviews, news & interviews | The Arts Desk. [Accessed 6 October 2016]. Available from: http://www.theartsdesk.com/visual-arts/alice-anderson-wellcome-collection.

Writer, P.F.A. and Post, T.H. 400AD. Self-Portraits Made Of Frozen Blood. The Huffington Post. [Online]. [Accessed 27 September 2016]. Available from: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/08/marc-quinn_n_1581132.html.

 

Ideas to explore

Dot to dot
Butted seam sewing machine
Mosaics
Flowchart
Photo
Crochet
Joining LINES or dots

 

Advertisements

Author: huggywitch

I have been doing textiles for a number of years and recently started my degree. I have always had an interest in theatre costume design and this is where my passion lie.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s