• 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

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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.


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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?


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  • 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

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I’ve been planning what to say for the Research in Practice presentation next week. Bringing the artwork, Andromedan Sad Girl close to my own has helped progress my work in terms of the concept behind the drawings. I’ve thought about what’s been discussed in previous tutorials and the research module and wrote the following statement about my work,

‘My work examines our relationships with women and the collective beliefs around motherhood, and how it relates to the body as a source of safety, but also as a site of fears. Louise Bourgeois spoke of her work as dealing with the tumultuous relationship with her mother. Maman (1999) was a giant sculpture of a spider symbolising motherhood as protective and nurturing even though it’s unnerving to stand in front, through its playful usage of common phobias.’

I’ve also been working on my publication, and altered aspects of it because some chapters no longer made sense in the document, etc. I’m confident that the publication would be completed in less than two weeks.


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