Last night, the private view of the exhibition, went great! The turn out was really good and everyone’s work looked fantastic!
I’m so pleased with mine, this is my display:IMG_8092And here are some of the photos of my final jewellery pieces:IMG_7514-EditIMG_7535-EditIMG_7529-EditDSC_0376DSC_0417-EditIMG_7590I even went to the exhibition wearing this piece!DSC_0426-Edit(Model: Sarah Jenkins and Studio Assistant and Supporting Photographer: Andrew James Rees)

Pylon Jewellery

Although I am now working with rusty metal I wanted to put up some ideas I have developed from my pylon work. I had this idea of using acetate to create one of my little sculptures. I printed one of my photos of the pylons onto the acetate and cut and folded it into shape. This is really nice because the acetate is see through so all the lines overlap just like the intersecting lines of the pylons themselves.IMG_7138This also mean that when you shine light through the acetate it creates some very beautiful shadows.IMG_7145I have now finally decided that I am definitely going to make jewellery for my final exhibited work so here is an illustration of how I could possibly make a neck piece based on pylons.pylon necklace001I then made another 3D piece to experiment with how it could be worn.IMG_7216IMG_7251IMG_7257IMG_7259I also made a simple necklace. I like it but I do think it would be more interesting in 3D form or possibly with layers and layers of shapes.IMG_7329

Going Rusty

If you follow my photography blog you may have already seen that I finally forced myself to make a decision on where to go to for Uni.

I’m going to Hereford!
Yes, later this year I will be on the Contemporary Applied Arts course there.

You may have also seen my photos of rust which I am using in my current project.
Here is a development of my earlier pylon fashion illustrations:

Electric Illustrations

If you follow my photography blog you will already know I’ve recently been taking lots of photos of electricity pylons. I have just started my final project for my Foundation Art course for which I have chosen the theme Industrial and Urban Landscapes.

I am interested in looking at the industrial architecture, decay of abandoned buildings and machinery and how the urban aspects combine with nature.

My interest in this subject started with electricity pylons. I have always been fascinated by them. When travelling to see family I look out of the car window watching the pylons “walk” across the land, their wires a network connecting each place to the next.

Today I was really pleased with these collage fashion illustrations I did using cut up pieces of one of my photographs of a pylon. A big inspiration for these was Serdar Bozok’s beautiful collection “Power Pylon“.

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Two down three to go

I had my second interview on the 20th. I was told it could be up to two weeks before I found out what they had decided but yesterday I had a fantastic surprise just before I went to bed. I have just received my second offer!

So anyway here are a couple of photos of a molecular hand harness I made for my Spaces project. I had moved onto a more scientific approach to what is in the space around us. This was inspired by Raven Hanna’s Made with Molecules.




One down four to go!

I had my first University interview on Thursday. Wasn’t sure how it had gone but I got a place (yay!) so it couldn’t have been that bad. So glad it’s over, I was so nervous and stressed!

I put some of my current project in my portfolio so here are some more images of my paper dress.


I have also recently been looking at the artist Tara Donovan. I was particularly taken with her work with drinking straws so I took these photos.
IMG_6082IMG_6087IMG_6078I then took this further by making the negative space, combining the work of Tara Donovan and Rachel Whiteread. I put some clay at the bottom of a tube and pushed the straws into it. I then poured plaster into the tube, filling the space around the straws. When it was dry I took the plaster out and pulled out the straws. These are a couple of photos I took through the piece.IMG_6071 IMG_6072


It’s taken me a while to post any of my work for this project because I have been concentrating on my portfolio. I have been offered interviews for all the Universities I have applied at! So nervous!!!

Anyway here are a couple of ideas I have been working on for this Space project. This first piece was done by poring ink into a bottle of bubbles and then blowing them repeatedly onto paper. I love the effect this creates. It reminds me of atoms, which is another thing I am researching for this project; the atoms that are in the air that fills the space around us.
This second idea is a paper dress I designed as part of a task using only circles. This was really fun to do! Also really great because I thought of combining these two ideas by blowing more bubbles onto the dress. Get to be a little child again! Haha.
ETNA PLUSWill be posting more soon.