Thursday, 2 September 2010

This piece of work was used to illustrate a 'nagging doubt'. I wanted to explore the process of how a nagging doubt is formed. More importantly perhaps, what is considered a nagging doubt? To me, it is did I remember to lock the front door or Did I switch my hair straighteners off?
I was trying to express the idea through illustrating the mechanical process- a bit like a factory with various stages. ie. 1.The action, cooking---> 2.The thought, Did I turn the oven off?---> 3.Remembering, What did I do after I took the cake out of the oven? ---> Did I turn it off? Yes? No? ---> 4. Nagging Doubt kicks in.

Once again, I had fun working with mixed media, including, pen, metal nuts and bolts, fabric and acetate.

This brief was entitled Word and Image and the concept behind it was to illustrate our selected text. My text was about a lover waiting for their partner to return. It was repetitive, and rhythmic, almost like you could hear the lover pacing up and down. The themes of love, despair, love and hate were all consistent throughout the verses. I wanted to explore typography in the project; and see how far text and typography could be considered art forms in their own right. I also wanted to experiment with a 3D object, rather than always limiting myself to pen and paper. I wanted to see if this could add another dimension to the piece of work. I wanted to encapsulate the idea of time passing and the desperation that the lover was experiencing in a more abstract way.

I began to think about the repetitive 'tick tock' that a clock makes and how it has the same rhythm of a quick pace. ie. left foot, right foot, left, right, tick, tock and so on. It was for this reason I decided on a pair of shoes to illustrate my text.

I really enjoyed working on this piece as it something I had not experimented with before.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Day One on the Blogspot Page at 17.37pm:

Ok, so here we have my first ever blog, and to be honest, I am quite nervous about it as I don't know what I am doing. This has been a day I have been avoiding for way too long now as 1. I don't honestly like computers and technology that much and would rather write my views in a paper pad and 2. It is just one of those things that I was always 'going to do tomorrow'. Although I have now reached a stage in my life and my so-called creative career that I think it is essential that I do finally sort myself out with a Blog. (As any budding Art Director or Copywriter should)...

Anyway, I have now successfully set up this blog to record my creative ideas, opinions and views on the creative side of life really. I hope you enjoy it as much I do, taking creativity and innovation to a whole new level.