Project Proposal: Draft 4

Section 1: Review (Approx. 150 words)
My practice has been significantly expanded during the course. During the first stage, I learnt many new skills such as blind drawing, paper sculpture, and linocut, so when I am exploring a subject, I don’t just use conventional “drawing”. I have gained more confidence in my work, and have developed my teamwork and self-management capabilities. During the Fine Art pathway, I was introduced to new skills such as vacuum forming and plaster casting. I have previously done installations, but this was much more experimental and I have learnt a lot about how to present it effectively. I thoroughly enjoyed the VisCom pathway, and have learnt how to use new tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Stop Motion effectively, and have improved my photography and composition skills through creating portfolio pages and collages. During this pathway, I began to explore independently, taking these skills forward as my chosen pathway. For Unit 5 I explored identity, which stemmed from my chosen object, shoes. I gained a wide range of printing techniques from studying typography. I wanted to incorporate three-dimensional work to explore space and form more effectively. After thoroughly exploring my own pair of boots for a more personal link to identity, I then moved on to typography, and 3D typography.  I have a range of work from 2D – 3D, which is something I wanted to achieve. Discovering 3D typography allowed me to create a hybrid of ideas, working in both dimensions to explore space, form, and also narrative. Learning how to use wood type letterpress has also enabled me to develop wider skills.
Section 2: Project Concept (Approx. 250 words)
My project aims to explore our relationship with waste, and the effect it has on our environment. I have found the Land Art movement quite inspiring, as I like the way work is in the land and of the land, and the work of Studio KCA and Alejandro Duran. His ephemeral placement of trash portrays the infiltration of our waste on even the wildest parts of nature. I am seeking to resolve the problematic way that we view waste, i.e, we don’t. What is out of sight, is out of mind, and I am seeking to bring this into the viewer’s perspective. By 2050, the ratio of fish and plastic in the ocean will be 1:1. I would like to address the extreme problem that is apathy, and through my work communicate how even making one small change to oneself can have such a positive effect. I would like to convey this through a variety of different mediums, as I enjoy working in both 2D and 3D. I am currently planning an anti-litter campaign and a large, life-scale, pavilion/sculpture using plastic bottles, inspired by plastic pollution of the ocean, which would be designed for use in a community space such as a park. I wish to develop my skills in 3D, as I have never created a sculpture on such a large scale before, and because I am looking at this from an architectural perspective, I would like the installation to be functional, such as allowing the viewer to stand under it. I would also like to continue to develop my 2D graphic work by making inspiring anti-litter advertisements for the local area, as I feel in the end, all of these ideas can work together. I think the sculpture/installation is what I am most interested in, so this may change the rest of my ideas as I may wish to focus solely on this. I also recognise that there might be physical limitations of space and materials, so this may impact on the outcome of my work considerably.
Section 3: Evaluation (Approx. 100 words)
I will evaluate my work by asking tutors for their opinions, re-assessing my work regularly to see if there are any ideas I would like develop more, or practical skills I can improve, feedback from my peers to gain a wider understanding of how others view my work and how I can make it more accessible if it is not, tutorials, crit sessions, and writing in my journal to reflect on my work and plan my time management effectively.
Proposed Research Sources and Bibliography (Harvard Format)
  • Name of the author(s)
  • Year published
  • Title
  • City published
  • Publisher
  • Pages used

Kastner, J. Wallis, B (2010) Land and Environmental Art. London: Phaidon.

Gooding, M. Furlong, W (2002) Song of the Earth: European Artists and the Landscapes. London: Thames & Hudson.

https://www.ignant.com/2014/04/24/plastic-bag-landscapes/

http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/artists/wang-zhiyuan/

http://trailertrashvagabond.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/6-things-to-do-with-pile-of-trash.html

http://www.haschult.de/

http://www.amandabrazier.com/

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/el-anatsui-17306

http://www.alejandroduran.com/

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/5-natural-ink-recipes-2/

http://www.naturalearthpaint.com/blogs/naturalearthpaint-com/17551816-how-to-make-natural-non-toxic-printmaking-ink

http://www.lauraboswell.co.uk/studiodiary/?p=3

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/05/shimmering-chain-link-fence-installation-by-soo-sunny-park/

http://www.studiokca.com/contents/PROJECTS/Head%20in%20the%20Clouds…/

http://forgottenknowledge.net/

https://mjfchance.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/making-natural-ink-paint/

http://db-artmag.com/archiv/04/e/thema-london-derges.html

http://www.studiokca.com/#/projects/head-in-the-clouds

http://www.ricegallery.org/soo-sunny-park/

http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_pholeros_how_to_reduce_poverty_fix_homes#t-167875

http://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/diy-crochet-plastic-bags-sleeping-mats-homeless/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u94DxOP51M What Do Artists Do All Day

http://www.jennyholzer.com/

Abstract: The Art of Design Bjarke Ingles

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/explore/pavilion

Moszynska, A (2013) Sculpture Now. London: Thames and Hudson. p56-64.

http://www.plasticseurope.org/what-is-plastic/how-plastic-is-made.aspx

http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/11364/1/andrei-molodkin-s-transformer-no-v579

http://inhabitat.com/crushed-pet-bottles-form-a-giant-glowing-sculpture-at-venice-architecture-bienniale/

https://www.ippinka.com/blog/fiji-boat-made-from-plastic-bottles/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/18/torrey-canyon-disaster-uk-worst-ever-oil-spill-50tha-anniversary

Perry, M (2017) Land/Sea at Plymouth Arts Centre (Exhibition)

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