Wednesday, 27 October 2010
I have to say one of my favourite places to spend time, a beautiful part of the Yorkshire.The wonder of the natural world and the shear vastness of our local countryside is experienced at Scar Reservoir. Built in the 19th century it took 15 years to complete and supplies 21million gallons of water a day to Bradford. While being constructed, a whole village was built to house the workers. http://www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/
Posted by Earthy Elements at 09:28
Monday, 25 October 2010
To move forward with the "Secret Life Of Objects Brief" I felt I had to explore the physicality of the lime stone and engage in it's actual make up. As limestone is made up of animal and plant life I was expecting a little more to look at when I broke it open. The different layers are visible but not that interesting. However the stone does have a sparkly quality which lends itself to aspects of "finding something precious" or appropriating "a precious childhood."
Because the stone physically represents the passing of time through it's layers of plant and animal forms it is an important aspect and as a material needs to be incorporated into my work.
Posted by Earthy Elements at 04:31
Sunday, 10 October 2010
These two images were originally taken last year as research for the brief "Psycho Cities" My starting point was the sight of the old red bus station which for me held associations with times gone by. The bus station symbolized the journey from Harrogate and arrival in Leeds for a night of clubbing in my younger days!!
The images show the deterioration of the buildings around the site, the decay, corrosion and how nature pushes it's way through and takes over regardless. They are part of the Light Night exhibition at Leeds College Of Art.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Using alternated images of the elements and children interacting with the limestone I produced this reflective short film.The ebb and flow of life's cycle, nostalgia and memory are key elements within the film as well as the act of play and exploration with the materials nature provides. The film will be situated in The Light in Leeds city centre along with other 2nd year Art & Design Interdisciplinary work for the Light Night exhibition and Art In Unusual Spaces.
Posted by Earthy Elements at 00:47