Textiles started last week and for this project we were advised to develop work from a previous area and consider possible textiles outcomes. As I’m hoping to specialise in fine art, I set about revisiting ‘memory’; the given topic from that fortnight.
I looked back at my previous fine art pieces, photocopying, transferring, bondawebbing and stitching into them
Creating surfaces like these is a process I really enjoy, and so I continued this practice, attempting to use more fabric based techniques, inspired by artists like Amanda McCavour, Maggie Ayres and Anselm Kiefer.
By chance I discovered the work of the Milanese artist, Lorenzo Perrone, in a journal. Inspired by his symbolic use of white and the themes of suppression and absence reflected in his work I began incorporating impasto coverings of white paint over my surfaces, and also adapting the shapes of my pieces so that the blank background became a part of the piece, reflecting either the clarity of the initial memory (against the confused, distorted colourful surface) or its fading and absence.
one of my favourite experiments
As a big fan of the assemblages of artists like Richard Haymes and Joseph Cornell, I decided to attempt to demonstrate the notion of Memory as storage (one of Reber (1985)’s definitions) by bottling up these surfaces.
inspired by christo’s revelation throughconcealment
These bottles were altered by hand, but Photoshop proved far move practical, if a little tricky
and then a final piece created as a series (inspired by Duane Michals and Frederick Bartlett\’s student’s drawings) to demonstrate the process of memory loss
Well, i lost marks due to the fact my project didn’t end up all that textiley with regards to its outcomes, but still- pretty chuffed (: