My Work


Final Piece – Envelopes contain 1 name. So there are 10 names..10 people i am most influenced by today.  This piece is not final — it could be outgoing, for as long or short a period i want. 

The envelopes are sealed with red sealing wax, with my fingerprints acting like the family crest or family seal.

 

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Moved on from the personality development.  When i was younger my grandad grew chrysanthemums so his greenhouse and the flowers are something i always remember and provoke a strong emotional response.

 

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Printing my fingerprint – a visual representation of my identity – onto the chrysanhemum petals.

 

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One month after printing onto the petals. Constantly changing, but the fingerprints will stay consant.  Just like people will age and change – their fingerprints will always be the same.

Who makes us who we are is the title for my next project.  Been looking at personaliy and identity.  Got too much into personality development so trying to branch off a bit into something more personal to me.

Took these prints from my family. Mines and my dads are very similar and my sisters and mums are quite alike 

 

Final Pieces

 

Thinking about image and the effect of non bifocal vision.  Doubling up one image, difficult to see.  Nice effect with the trees, the more detailed the better the effect.

 

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Came across some writing by an artist called Pádraig Naughton, who suffers from a visual impairment. 

 “I had been taught a cerain set of rules, for instance the obvious one of perspective.  This is something you learn in art history.  It is something you learn when you are learning to draw, but in reality perspective for me could never have worked, but i did not know that, and nobody else knew it or, if they did, it was no passed on to me.  The reason was that my vision is not bifocal so i see two images that do not converge.  This has an immediate effect on drawing and affects the way one relates to things” 

Started by going to the Botanic Gardens and using the trees/ plants as a direct source taking photographs trying to get interesting compositions/ different perspectives…

 

Initial ideas for site/sight

Impairing the use of an object or impairing a page of a book

—-inability to read the words

 

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