A few photos from the Fashion exhibition at the V&A.

V&A London Trip

To begin the fifth project; Through the Looking Glass Part 2, we took a research trip up to London to visit the Victoria & Albert museum. Whilst at the museum we were given a list of words to respond to by either drawings, intense sketches, or photographs.

During our trip to the V&A, we were given the oppertunity to explore and visit the amazing Hollywood Costume exhibition being held at the museaum during the time. This exhibition featured and showcased some amazing costumes, outfits, and beautiful dresses from famous Hollywood motion pictures, including; Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, Rose DeWitt (Kate Winslet) in ‘Titanic’, and Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-hollywood-costume/about-the-exhibition/

These are photos I took throughout our groups final installation, and finally a journal page presenting stills from the instalation and a brief paragraph on the success of the work.

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The first journal page; showing work of Tomas Saraceno, presents and explains work of his, and that he was an Argentinian installation artist that used wire and string as his media. Some of his later installations were also performance peices and the general public were included in these live performace pieces. The work he produced was generally suspended also by either wire or string.
The second page is where I have presented the final images of my PMI and a few close-ups of the ‘relief’ box itself.

The first journal page; showing work of Tomas Saraceno, presents and explains work of his, and that he was an Argentinian installation artist that used wire and string as his media. Some of his later installations were also performance peices and the general public were included in these live performace pieces. The work he produced was generally suspended also by either wire or string.

The second page is where I have presented the final images of my PMI and a few close-ups of the ‘relief’ box itself.

These are photos of my PMI that I made in response to Tristram Hiller’s ‘Composition’

Tags: PMI Hiller

We were briefed on having to design and create a PMI (Personal Micro Installation) ‘relief’ box for our chosen painting from visiting the two Tate galleries at the start of the project. My painting is Tristram Hillier’s ‘Composition’ and above is the design sheet that I have produced to show background information on the painting, colour swatches, media tests, designs for the box, and colours chosen for the box.

The first journal page is showing the design sheet itself, and the second shows the general design cycle of which I have used.

Today we experimented with cartridge paper and creating 3D effects and objects through different techniques. I chose to experiment with techniques such as folding, tearing, feathering, scoring, slotting, and a few others.
The artist on the second page is an Italian artist called Esther Stocker. She creates these amazing installations using just black masking tape and foam boards.

Today we experimented with cartridge paper and creating 3D effects and objects through different techniques. I chose to experiment with techniques such as folding, tearing, feathering, scoring, slotting, and a few others.

The artist on the second page is an Italian artist called Esther Stocker. She creates these amazing installations using just black masking tape and foam boards.

This was a group piece of work where we each produced an area of a painting given to us, in any media that we wanted to. The given painting was John Singer Sargeant’s ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose’. We split the painting into six as there were six members in the group, and I decided to use both watercolours and oil pastels for my part of the piece.

These were a few thumbnails I produced before the previous larger works. I experimented with a few a few medias; watercolours, soft pastels, and aquarelle pencils.

These were a few thumbnails I produced before the previous larger works. I experimented with a few a few medias; watercolours, soft pastels, and aquarelle pencils.

During the first week of the fourth project; ‘Through the Looking Glass Part 1’, we were each given a painting from the Tate trips to research further and then experiment producing our own work out of several medias. The painting I chose was Tristram Hillier’s ‘Composition’, and the media chosen for my two pieces were watercolours and soft pastels.

As part of the contextual studies for the project, I looked into two favourite designers of mine; Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. I’ve included some brief research on the journal page above, as well as images of both designers work.
The second page shows a few views and explanations of mine for Tristram Hillier’s painting ‘Composition’. 

As part of the contextual studies for the project, I looked into two favourite designers of mine; Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. I’ve included some brief research on the journal page above, as well as images of both designers work.

The second page shows a few views and explanations of mine for Tristram Hillier’s painting ‘Composition’. 

These journal pages are in response to the task set of finding out about the various production roles that there are with an installation event. This included roles such as lighting, director, props, costume designer, set designer, etc.

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These journal pages are in response to the task of presenting contextual work and personal opinions to the paintings visited in both galleries, and all of the installations observed.

As part of the contextual studies week for project 4, we were set a task to design a title page and introduction for the project; Through the Looking Glass’. This included a brief explanation of the metaphor ‘Through the Looking Glass’, of which comes from Lewis Carrol’s sequel book to ‘Alice in Wonderland’.