EXERCISE – Your own archive
BRIEF – To look at the collection of images and create my own personal archive – thinking about themes and topics and how I might develop them further. Look at the work of other artists using a particular theme in a certain way.
(Textile “products” were mentioned in the brief in the form of a wall hanging which I tend not to consider for my artwork, preferring to work towards a design for print or as a stand-alone item of textile art but I felt I should compile a short list of textile items before I eliminated this option straight away. I now have this on my notice board for future reference.)
- Things to consider;
- Visual appeal for inspiration
- Meaning and emotional content
- Any religious/ social/political or economic context
- Environmental aspects
- Choice of materials/ media/ techniques/ tools/ processes.
- Make a note of criteria for each choice and possibilities for either visual or conceptual work.
- Choose 4 – 6 themes
This was very time consuming but I understand why it needed to be done to create a valuable image bank of resource material to inspire the samples. I spent a fair amount of time scrutinising each image and asking myself “What can I get from this? Quite often the answer was nothing after the initial appeal as it felt a little flat to look at and of course the colours may have differed from the original as I am only looking at a photograph on my particular screen.
Eventually I had categorised my images into a comprehensive collection of MUSEUM THEMES ( with brief referencing as to where the image was seen should I need to view it again) and also IDEA THEMES using other artist work as inspiration ( something I am not very comfortable doing). I shall send these to the tutor on a DISK or MEMORY STICK at a later date.
I made notes on my reasons for selection in my learning log and also noted whilst doing this that there were many areas where they crossed over.
EXTRA – Textile products or items
- Wall art – 3D pictures in a glass box frame
- Wall art – fibre sculpture that is un mounted, like a square 3d piece.
- Textile sculpture – anything that is bulky and 3D, table top or floor standing.
- Installation – large scale work ( could be site specific so not removable or transferable to another site)
- Throws / Quilts
- Bed linen
- Table runner
- Table cloth
- Tea towels /oven cloths
- Book/journal cover
- Bag – bag boxes
- Pencil case / ipad bag etc
- Jewellery – necklace/ brooch
- Clothes – oversized shirt / sarong/ boro style coat / kimono
- Room screen – static on wood frame or as hanging divider.