Home

The current ceramics are in the kiln and it’s snowing – so time for some cutting and sticking at home.

i’m doing a course on surface print and ceramics at hte City lit at the moment, with tutor Rober Cooper. 

He muttered about setting us homework, but didnt actually set it – which was nice. However he did mention the value of putting together some sort of personal palette of colours and textures in whatever form. This idea stuck, and given that I am about to choose colours for my new range also timely.

Whilst I was cutting out images for my word of the year collage I also put aside images that appealed for my palette. Then cutting-and-sticking fatigue set in and I put them aside. Fast forward to me snow day and out comes the pile.

IMG_5733

Interestingly, I noticed this snowy scene outside the window afterwards, found it pleasing, and then noticed that it contained several of my palette elements!

 

I decided to construct it as a folding book so that you could look at just one spread or open it out and see the whole thing.

IMG_5751

Then I started grouping my clippings together.

First a pile of colours

Then a pile for textures.

Then a pile for composition.

Then a rather fuzzy pile for content/atmosphere/feeling. This eventually got clumped together with the textures pile.

Then the content of each pile was sorted to identify the major points

Then i got sticking!

Here’s the finished thing from the front cover on. I initially planned to borrow some type and ink from P to stamp out the text, but she was out so I improvised with some lettered stickytape I couldnt resist a while back.IMG_5735

Choosing the colour I had most clippings of first  – blacks

IMG_5737

 

Then non-boring buffs

IMG_5738

Then the cool turquoise / jadey colours

IMG_5739

Then the hot reds

IMG_5740

And then the not-so-plainwhites, not so many of these, so only half a spread

IMG_5741

Leading us on to the composition sectionIMG_5742, which kicks in with aerial views, maps and other geographical imaginings

Then a spread balancing the tension between chaos and order (i enjoyed the arrival of a random price tag here!)

IMG_5743

 

Then half a spread of more linear, but still expressive stuff, leading into the final section: feeling

IMG_5744

This kicks off with a Gabriel Orozco assemblage. I like that it’s assembled, that it uses ‘worthless’ stuff, that it has a point, and that it has lots of lovely weathered textures – plus it’s on a beach for extra points

IMG_5745

Next up more assemblages, exploring repetition, maximalism, atmosphere – and lots of circles

IMG_5746

The next page is about richness of texture/surface/patina

IMG_5747

Then a collection of linear images – interestingly all curved, using a lot of natural materials and light/shadow. Scissors were a minor theme here.

IMG_5748

Oof! An explosion of latyers and lettering as texture

IMG_5749

And finally, to balance out all the type…

IMG_5750

Advertisements

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