Make a collection of decorated papers using the methods from previous chapter and translate the shapes observed in photographs.
These are the photos I am using for this exercise
Photo 1 – Bruge Photo 1 – Belton Photo 3 – Corsham
Basic method –
Image 2.1.1 - turquoise acrylic paint scraped back with rubber pencil to reveal heavy background of blue crayon
Image 2.1.2 – black/white acrylic paint scraped back with rubber pencil to reveal heavy background of blue crayon
Image 2.1.3 and 2.1.4 – samples above cut and then re-assembled
Image 2.1.5 – sections from above samples re-assembled
Image 2.2.1, 2.2.2 & 2.2.3 – simple shapes and patterns taken from the photos above.
Images 2.3.1, 2.3.2 & 2.3.3 – Variety of papers and transparent trapped threads used to create shapes and patterns from photos.
Images 2.4.1 – photo 3 Corsham developed further. Cut into shape of water pattern, then re-assembled.
Image 2.4.5 above cut again and re-assembled a second time.
Image 2.4.4 is then copied four times as shown in image 2.4.6
Previous image is cut horizontally and re-assembled in Image 2.4.7
Re-composed on foil
Cut and torn papers and transparent threads re-assembled on foil background.
Images 2.5.1 – using photo 1 Bruge
Image 2.5.3 – using photo 3 Corsham
I have really enjoyed this chapter and I think some of the designs could be very useful. I am particularly pleased with Images 2.4.4 and its duplication in 2.4.6. The foil backing also looks effective and tearing the papers in 2.5.1 and 2.5.2b left a lovely layered effect replicating the frothy water. In 2.5.3 I assembled the design on foil as requested but I then took it further and put the results on a plain blue background. I treated myself to some Intense Blocks recently and this was a good opportunity to have a play.