Thursday, 6 May 2010

Screen-printed envelops

One day, four colours, multiple disasters = exhaustion. Sleep would be beautiful but the clock's ticking too loud.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Flocking fun

The final posters for the collaborative turned out brilliantly – and quickly with two-pairs of hands working away on them. Enough to donate one to the screen-printing studio wall.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Flesh-toned overprinting

Layers of CMYK flesh – twenty-two to be exact – found in my chosen section of Bronzino's allegory.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Burlesqued CMYK

'…the poet who surpasses the painter in praising onions, can add a zero to my nine.'

(Bronzino. La cipolla)

Developing my transformation of Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time I researched the painter's other creative love – Burlesque poetry. Known for its obscurity – a highly coded lexicon and reference to cultural ideas and practices inaccessible to readers today –
Burlesque poetry applied erotic significance to numbers due to the resemblence of their shapes. In the quote above, Bronzino is not suggesting that such poet is 10 times greater than said painter but utilising the roundness of the 0 and the phallic 9 to convey a much more controversial statement.

I applied this reference to my original CMYK translation with the intention of transforming more than just the aesthetics of the piece – it seemed ignorant to leave behind the complex undertones of the artwork.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Visual rhythm

In developing the past,present, future project, Marjo and I explored the idea of subverting the sensory measurement of a space to interpret the illusion of time.

'Time cannot be perceived – only changes or events in time and their temporal relations'

Our sculpture presents the subtly changing visual rhythm of Brighton's old West Pier area – a 360 degree perspective of the space rotating in measurements of 20 i.e. 20 angles shot 20 times in repetitions of 20. How much documentation of the past is required to predict the future?