I’m going to be studying MA Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art, BCU from September 2020 – September 2021. This blog is going to be documenting the ideas and artworks I make, as well as the thoughts of the exhibitions I visit. Its aim is to support my work for assessment.
I’ve created four screenprint copies of my work onto canaletto paper with Justin’s help last week. We exposed the mesh screens to UV at 155/160, washed out the excess, then applied the CMYK inks on the paper with a squeegee. It takes skill to align the squeegee to the image and the registration marks on the mesh because on one of the prints, I didn’t apply magenta to all the corners of the registration marks, which resulted in a green and blue hue to the finished print.
I’m pleased with the outcome and will use photoshop to test out the presentation of my print in a space.
- How gender encoded in colour and visual codes
- Objects in major aspects of the work
- Metaphor for something or just an object?
- Genre of still life
- Not just a technique to expand upon, but also the concept
- Experiment with scale
- Michael Craig-Martin
- Roy Lichtenstein
The publication is completed and sent off to be printed onto hardcover. I’m using Blurb because I have used the company to print books previously, and the quality has been good. The document was done using Indesign because I wanted to use the skills from Luke’s workshop a few months ago. I have a PDF version of it, so I’ll submit that alongside the video of a physical copy as my publication submission.
What the publication taught me was the ethicality of using photographs from other sources found on the internet. It resonates with Carla’s lecture and the research in Practice lecture on ethics.
I’ve included where I found the original sources under the photographs and a bibliography section at the end of the book.
I wanted to test out the colours of pastel pink and baby blue on my work. Rachel Maclean said the colour choices of pink had associations with girls’ toys in the talk last week. As a cisgender female myself, I understand where she is coming from because it’s ingrained in our culture that pink is a feminine colour. What I’m not sure about is the assumptions of the work with the blue background. This makes blue an interesting colour to look at because it’s more neutral and more inclusive than pink. But why is blue more inclusive than pink?
- Green screen, collage films
- Audio archives
- The Lion and The Unicorn
- Feed Me
- Cut together from different genres
- Instability in the world
- Large eyes – Disney princesses but more grotesque
- Carebear character
- I’m too happy = something dark and ominous
- Video game
- Stagecraft – The space the film is in is adapted
- Don’t want to show in white space or dark room
- Wanted the viewer to be already in the world of the film, anticipating what to see
- VR films – breaking the fourth wall – viewers included in the artwork
- A hint of the portrayal of femininity
- Representing women, feminine aesthetic
- Pink – Girls’ toys
- Constraining, but want to use in a way that’s freeing
- Representation of women in media
- World was communicating to her visually
- All the Disney princesses on the cusp of womanhood