Klint, H.af et al., 2005. 3 X abstraction : new methods of drawing by Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz and Agnes Martin, New Haven, Conn. ; London: Yale University Press. I wanted to read more about Kunz’s work since I realised how similar her drawings are to some cathedral architecture. Surprisingly the only book I could […]Read more "Reading: 3 X abstraction : new methods of drawing by Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz and Agnes Martin by"
Detailed drawing. Transferring dimensions back onto paper. I then traced this drawing with clean newspaper paper, and cut around it so I had a template for the next drawing. I reduced the detailed painting down to lines. It’s interesting how this drawing is so different from the original design for the sculpture below. The new […]Read more "Drawing the paper mache sculpture"
After a tutorial about my work I wanted to try out paper mache. It sounded like it had the potential to be a lot finer and more delicate than clay, and also much stronger than clay and not subject to cracking. I designed the shape being far more precise than I have made designs in […]Read more "Wire and Paper Mache Sculpture (#3)"
I was doing the sketches for my paper mache sculpture and was using the book The Cathedrals of England by Clifton-Taylor as well as images of Emma Kunz’s drawings for reference. As I was looking through images I found two that were SO similar! The left image on my laptop is of a drawing by […]Read more "Emma Kunz similar to cathedrals looking up"
P.67 ceiling photo P.115 cross section diagram of the intricate columns curving. P.198 amazing photo of Ely Cathedral There are incredible images in this book. Photos of interiors that really capture the sense of height and the canopy tree feeling. There is so much text in this book, heavy writing about the history of these […]Read more "Reading: The Gothic Cathedral by Christopher Wilson"
Clifton-Taylor, A., 1986. The cathedrals of England Rev., London: Thames and Hudson. I want to understand Cathedrals more – their history both architecturally and culturally. This seems like a good book to start. “Not until the development of iron and glass for building purposes were Englishmen to see still vaster spatial envelopes” not partitioned by supporting walls. […]Read more "Reading: The Cathedrals of England by Clifton-Taylor"
A Spanish architect who made the designs for the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. I realised I need to look at cathedral architecture more closely if I am to base my sculptures on them. I listened to a podcast episode on the Sagrada Familia and how Gaudi came to design it. It discussed how Gaudi was […]Read more "Architect: Antoni Gaudí"
I decided to do a clay sculpture, to experiment with building an armature and then adding clay on top to create more intricate shapes than I have ever made before. The design was influenced by : – the columns and ‘fan vaults’ I had seen in cathedral architecture, with peaks and troughs. – Ink sketches […]Read more "1st Clay Sculpture"
I made my first sculpture! Made completely out of wire, with clay to support the feet and stuck to a board. This is the first time I have worked with wire like this in a couple years, I am not very familiar with having to think about a work in 3D. Reasons for making it […]Read more "1st Wire Sculpture"
I looked at this essay for my art theory and was struck with how ideas about Cezanne’s painting process struck a cord with my own painting practice. I decided to read the essay fully and consider it in relation to my work. Cezanne was abandoning himself to chaos of sensation… for example, the illusion we […]Read more "Reading ‘Cezanne’s Doubt’ by Merleau-Ponty"