Through the designing process I finalised my idea! This being a back piece that wraps around your body, incorporated in this there will be tubing that will run across the back of the piece, this will hold heat strips aiding my people with warmth when needing it most as well as aiding as rock solid armour if in any danger!
Using pliable mesh I began to shape my piece:
I began to sow pleats into the shoulders and began to slice into the sides of the mesh creating an almost rib cafe type look:
My piece then began to take shape. From this I then took the back of the mesh and cut it down forming a point at the end, this would then sit roughly on the bum of the person wearing the adornment:
The last day of making and I final placed on the silver tubing that would represents my heat tubes and strong protection!!
At this point it looked great I was really happy with the whole aesthetic of the piece! I then needed to form a piece to go across the front that would then aid in keeping the adornment attached to the body.
However I didn’t like this it looked messy and didn’t got with the asthenosphere of the piece, therefore with left over tubing I began to attach strips that would then become a harness to stay on the body! See in Image below:
In doing this my piece was complete! I was so happy with it and it turned out the way I had imagined! I know hope that the photo shoot goes well and the piece fits and looks good on the model!
This week was all about creating a body adornment. In order to do so we began the process by looking at the variety of disasters that can occur within the world currently and what could take place within the future! I chose a mass Robot attack!!!! In choosing this I then created three mood boards that’s would narrate my environment.
These mood boards would then from the basis of my character that my body adornment would be for. It was interesting working with collage again as I was able to freely place material where I wanted it, therefore enabling me to create a representation of my city, robots and people.
From this I then began to think of designs to protect my character from the environment they were being forced to live within.
In melting each soul and toe I then by the end of Thursday had my 4 feet that would form my final piece. The one below being the largest of the 4.
However in looking at them within formation I felt the piece needed more depth and story! Therefore throughout Friday morning I placed the feet around the college campus, outside, going up stairs, climbing walls, within the library. In doing this I found that when placed in a natural and very literal space, the rather comical looking feet seem to be quite distinctive, particularly in the way they stick out or hide themselves when on different areas.
This was an interesting piece of work to do, showing ‘traces’ in both a literal and metaphorical manor!
The weeks word was ‘traces’ looking both at what was around you and what had been (past and present) with my piece I decided to loon at both as though I was presenting a time line I would look at the growth of feet. These feet of different sizes would be placed up against a wall as a final piece in order to no only create the sense of movement but also the ability to make the onlooker reminisce about their own childhood and the experiences they went through in growing up! In looking at this concept I made three prototypes.
In doing this I then went into the workshop on the Thursday and began shaping at cutting out the feet and toes I would use for my final piece. These were made out of a special foam like material that was easily meltable, this being the way in which I cut each of the shapes out.
My final piece wasted using the black card within the book, wrapped in a thick layer of cardboard to give it more of a finished look. When looking through the book I produced a story line that presets people with a question, this being the reason for the front cover. Overall I’m happy with my book however it needed to have more context within it using the text I produced earlier on in the week!
Overall a good week and loo forward to fine art!
This was completely new to me but I must say by the end of the week I loved it! Looking upon the works of typography, collage and illustration I became aware of the variety of work that can be produced within this field of work! The aim of the week was to develop the skills in typography, then college and illustration in order to then bring both techniques together to then create a book with a particular meaning or purpose that we wanted to convey.
My book would be about gaining weight, this coming from a recent article published in the Sunday times, talking about the realities of the UK becoming and being the fattest country!!! Not good!!! So in taking this story I would make my book show a clear progression from food to gaining weight to the diseases and damaging aspects it can do your body as well a then asking a question:
“Don’t let your body become a ticking bomb!”
In using this concept for my final piece I then put more thought into the design oft book. In contemplating of all boo designs I finally went with a consatina style using thick black card and then covering the book with cardboard giving it a finished look.
By the end of the first week I had created my orb, consisting of 2 sheets of clear acrylic plastic and placing them individually into the vacuum forming machine. However rather than sucking all the air out making the plastic shape to a specific mould, you pump air in, therefore forcing the plastic to rise in the shape of a dome! Doing this with both pieces of acrylic then created the spherical shape that I was looking for for my orb.
In creating the sphere I then placed a tube underneath and placed a torch within the tube to then create a direct light source (so less light would spill out). I then photographed it and put my orb into context with the picture above. Showing both where I would have it and what size it would be in day to day life.
Excuse the photoshop skills but I’m pretty happy with the final outcome I feel it would really brighten up any area particular those who need it most!