REFLECTION: COLOUR & SCULPTURES

Thursday 22/11/2018

GIVEN COLOUR: ORANGE

Petra was randomly counting and I got number 5, which is orange. I'm so happy with this because I'm already using this colour and I got materials for textile development.

Monday 26/11/2018

MAKING COLOURFUL SCULPTURES AT KING'S CROSS:

1) Messy group: I was picked by a group looking for "an orange person". I didn't really connected with what the group was doing (randomly setting hangers together...) and I decided to indivudually take my orange objects and combine them with teal objects as I previously researched the complementary colours and oranges, and teal was in the range. 

 

2) Synergic group: Then, with other classmates that also didn't connect with their previous group, we were collaboratively creating interesting sculptures and then drawing them. 

 

ACRYLIC PAINT, MY FAVOURITE MEDIA:

It is always challenging for me to quickly draw on location, as my preferred media is acrylic paint and it needs time to dry. Drawing isn't really my thing, while I absolutely love painting. I really set my mind away when I get a brush on my hand with a colourful palette.

 

MAKING SCULPTURES IN THE STUDIO 

I had in mind that for this project I wanted to continue with the Neighbourhood one, and Religion was the connection within the location, my project's partner and my own culture. 

1) Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and Plato's Allegory of the Cave

I wanted to do Jesus's Christs Cross but in a critical way as is the way I connect with my scepticism. Taking Plato's Allegory of the Cave and using the chains around the cross to express that religion chain people's minds. 

The crucifix emphasizes Jesus' sacrifice, his death by crucifixion, which Christians believe brought about the redemption of mankind. In a similar way, in Plato's Allegory, when the prisoner who scapes from the chains and sees the sun (the reality) returns to the cave to tell other prisoners about it, they want to kill him. 

 

3) Finger Knitting with plastic bags

I wanted to transform plastic bags into something completely beautiful and different. I first tried to hand knit with big needles but the lack of elasticity of the plastic didn't allow me to do it, so I learnt with Youtube how to finger knit because it is possible to flex your fingers in the process. I ended up with wounded knuckles, as the plastic is rough and I made a long swatch. I had to make Plarn (plastic yarn) by cutting plastic bags intro strips and joining them with sellotape.

Painting 1

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Painting 2

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Painting 3

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Painting 4

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My sculpture: "Religion Chains"

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Teal Plastic Bags

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Finger Knitting

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Household cleaning gloves

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Toilet brush & holder

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Tuesday 27/11/2018

MAKING TEXTILE SAMPLES IN THE STUDIO

Patricia told me that it would be better if I deconstruct the gloves of my sculpture, and so I did. The sculpture now is way more interesting. I was supposed to do 5 textiles samples in the studio, but I only managed to do 3. 

FINDING FURTHER DEVELOPMENT ON SKETCHBOOK

We had to take pictures from the following:

  • 4 prints (mark making) (1,2,3,4)
  • 4 experimentations (5,6,7,8)
  • 4 texture relations (9,10,11,12)
  • 4 colour composition (13,14,15,16)
  • 4 samples of good detailing (17,18,19,20)
  • 4 material (21,22,23,24)

I need to develop more samples by doing "number combination" 

DRAWING THE SCULPTURE AND TEXTILE SAMPLES 

  1. 15 min drawing the sculpture with one media
  2. 15 min drawing sculpture with mix media

 

We also had fire drill, a completely waste of time, we had to wait outside and it was raining and cold. 

 

NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER:

My classmates were very surprised by how colourful I was making my samples as I am black monochrome when dressing myself.  I just told them to remember that I am a very colourful person in the inside. 

 

I am very pleased with the textile swatches I've created. They combine shades of orange and blues and they've got different textures and techniques, which make them more interesting and good-looking.

Sample 2: Abstract Crown of Thorns process

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Sample 1: Abstract thorns from Jesus's crown

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Sample 2: From plastic shower mat

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Sample 2: Abstract Crown of Thorns

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Sample 3: Tangled chains + thorns (finger knitting)

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Sample 4: Tangled Religion (weaving with transferred image of Jesus Christ on calico)

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Sample 4 process

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Sample 4 process

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Sample 4 process

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Sample 4 process

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Sample 4 process

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Sample 5

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Sample 6: Christianity chains

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Sample 7

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Sample 8: Tangling Jessie's personal luck charm

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Sample 9

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LEARNING HOW TO KNIT

I tried to learn in London how to knit with needles but I found it really tedious and I couldn't get anything done. I took the yarn and needles to Spain at Christmas and I asked my mum to teach me how to knit using chunky needles. 

I really enjoyed the learning and now I'm more interesting in knit that never because I shared the learning experience with my mum and it's something that I will never forget. The bright blue yarn makes the look really attractive and it's going to add a lot of shape and texture when I will combine it with other samples and my sculpture. 

 

Knitting with Youtube

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Hand knitting

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Knitting with needles

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Draping samples with sculpture

I draped a look in 10 minutes. Due to I use the same colour palette for all the samples, it was really easy to combine them and as blue and orange are complementary, the outcome is an eye candy for me.  The colours bring me joy and the different shapes and textures create a complicate look that I did not expect at all that I could be able to create. 

Draping samples with sculpture

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Draping samples with sculpture

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Tong, the perfect model

I needed a model and Tong was my inspiration throughout the project. She has one of the most colourful aesthetics and she also represents multiculturalism for me. 

Tong, the perfect model

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