- Organic Study
- For our first studio project, we were asked to choose an organic object to study and create observational representations of using a variety of media. I chose a pineapple for it's interesting structure, pattern and texture.
- First, I made observational drawings of the object using graphite pencil, gathering as much visual information as possible.
- I then experimented with charcoal and ink while selecting a cropped section of the object so that I could observe it's detail more closely.
- This was followed by an exploration of texture through extensive use of collage and oil pastel.
- Finally, I created a three-dimensional mixed media sculpture using unconventional materials. I used sponges, paper, card, masking tape, string, wax, pastel, paint, fabric and collage.
- My ceramics project tied into this as we were asked to base our coil-building project on the same object we studied in studio practice. I created a fruit bowl based on the shape of a hollowed-out pineapple. It was my first ever attempt at glazing and the yellow came out far too strong. It was definitely a learning experience.
- This organic study led on to my transformation project entitled "Shelter" (http://www.behance.net/gallery/Shelter/4096653)