… I have gathered a few ideas regarding Entropy, well one really, but i feel it has the ability to lead on from there.
But I need some plywood or similar pieces, slim, not too large. I haven’t had access to a means of transport to places such as b&q or homebase to see what they have to offer.
My idea is a sort of half cube, standing up on one corner, and throwing, pouring, streaming paints and inks onto and down the slopes of each side, meeting in the middle corner, it may come out utter trash, but I really like this idea. It involves both Entropy and gravity, things I have been thinking about incorporating into my work for a while.
I can gather the materials, and prime the wood, but the thing is I don’t have the space to do things like this at my home, I won’t be able to at my halls and so I would have to wait until back at Uni, until I have a studio space again with which I can freely pursue my ideas. This summer I have felt trapped from doing real work and so have been stuck with doing just my illustrations, which is fine, I enjoy doing them, but I would greatly appreciate the pursuing of more sculptural/installation pieces.
I was given some cool books on the galaxy by my brother, books that used to take up space in his room now liberate my drawers.
In honesty I mainly admire the pictures and diagrams, don’t tend to read them word for word.
Really am thinking of re-visiting doing work on the galaxy, entropy and the sorts, there is just so much more to do with it.
Problem is what can I do with it? It’s the only direction or idea apart from my illustrations that I have for now. Need to start brainstorming i think.
Went to Alderley Edge recently. Such an amazingly beautiful place.
Eyes in the ground.
During the final presentation for the first project of my first year I had a box full of Polystyrene balls with eyes painted on, the idea being that everyone present would take a few eyes of varying sizes each and find places to hide them. Well it didn’t really work out as people didn’t bother to take any, a few did but it still left me with about 23 eyes spare. I needed to do something with them. I started thinking of what I could do with them, hide them in various places as I had been doing? No I wanted them to be together in the same vicinity. A mud mound? Maybe, depending on if I ever found one easily hidden for no one to spot me, then it dawned on me, I wanted them in the ground. Now all I needed was where to do it. I consulted a friend from my Foundation degree and both he and my girlfriend offered to help me find a spot and help me ‘Plant’ my eyes. We went to a place near my friends house called ‘Sankey Valley’ and found a remote small woodland bit, deep in the woods of the trees we found a small ‘Island’ I suppose, seeing as it was surrounded by water other then the small part we entered from, I cleared a space on the ground and together with my friend and girlfriend we started digging holes with twigs, our fingers, anything we could use, the ground was moist, damp from either rain or the water near by so it was easy to dig the holes, one by one we started planting the eyes into the ground. I then documented the space and left, intending not to return, I liked the idea of not knowing what would happen to them.
Finally gotten around to posting some of the work I’ve been doing, I’ve not really set myself a project with a theme that I’m working towards, I’ve just been doing various little things to keep myself doing work.
The next few posts may not entirely be in order of when the works were done.
This was me experimenting on a spare piece of cardboard with my brothers spray paints, I have never used them before. When he came back from Uni he gave me his box of various types of Spray paints as he no longer had any use for them, I gladly accepted and decided to play with them, there was no planning to this piece, it was very on the spot, just playing around with what I could do with the paints really. I enjoy it though, lots of fun.