Wednesday, 24 February 2010
For my final major project, colour and line is very important. Our beautiful chickens (aka Margot and Tilly) have marvellous contrasting markings. Here Margot's blue laced feathers contrast really well with the rusty, almost red colour. Whereas Tilly's stunning gold laced feathers contrast well against the black. The natural colours work together extremely well, as opposed to man made synthetic colours, which can seem rather harsh by comparison.
As far as colours go, I tend to veer towards a more natural colour palette. My local beach has a lovely selection of contrasting but harmonious colours, not including the pier....it is a shame one cannot hear the sea rolling in too. The sense of wide open expanses always photographs well.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
This is one of the stunning images from an exhibition I visited recently, (the Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the NHM in London) it was taken by a child in the 10 years and under category- absolutely stunning. Something about silhouettes, really grabs my interest at the moment, I think it is all about the lines and shapes, almost like an unfinished jigsaw- where your mind always seems to fill in the missing details.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
This is a detailed image of one of my designs that I have produced for Indigo trade fair, Paris. I was influenced by the ironworks seen at the V & A and also the Telling Tales exhibition that was on at the time I visited.
This had a wealth of darker fairytale images of old, as in the past these stories were a lot darker. In fact it is probably only in the recent century just gone by that they between became more watered down and sweeter. The original Hans Christian Anderson Little Mermaid is not a story that Disney would retell in it's original form, it has almost become censored really. Personally I like to show a bit more of an edge to my work, as whilst I appreciate the beauty of nature I personally think it could be found in many more diverse places than one would think to look.....
This wonderful and slightly surreal sculpture was seen in Kew Gardens last summer, it was one of a series made to commemorate 250 years of Kew Gardens. It was rightly striking and symbolic, by really making a statement and yet retaining an organic feel to it whilst showing the propagation of the species, through the wind. The beautiful sinewy lines were in contrast to the delicate hues of the sky behind, and I felt that I attempted to capture the essence of this in my recent work for Indigo.