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Easter 2: Cyanotypes

I previously worked on cyanotypes in week 11, playing with the different stairs that I had produced and the strong shadows that the sun was producing. They were very strong, creating stark contrasts between the stairs print and the blue of the cyanotype chemical. This collection of cyanotypes were lighter than previous attempts, for reasons […]

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Easter 1: Photograms

These photograms are an extension of the earlier collection of photograms that I produced from the original three sets of matchstick staircases. I enjoyed creating this first set within the boundaries of smaller paper, but through the exploration of several staircases on one piece of paper with the cyanotypes, I wanted to translate this into […]

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Professional Experience Studio 3

Bloomin’ Exhibition London, Art Clubbers

I was invited to Stour Space, London, as part of Art Clubbers first exhibition, Bloomin’ – Growing into Art. This was somewhat a familiar experience of setting up exhibitions and collaborating together to ensure that all pieces were hung in a suitable time, and getting everyone the space that they wanted. I exhibited I Am […]

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Week 11: Cutting Photographic Prints

Inspired by┬áRichard Galpin, I wanted to see what cutting into my prints would do to the stairs and how it would impact the visual simplicity that I am looking for in my work. I tested out my cutting on several of my worse photograms that I had completed earlier, using two designs – cutting out […]

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Week 11: Cyanotypes

I first played around with cyanotypes last year in the summer school with Reading Scholars, where I was able to take away some of the paper that we used. On a very sunny day, I laid out the stairs and paper in the sun and produced 30 different cyanotypes of the staircases in varying sizes. […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 3

Artist Talk: Barbara Walker

Barbara Walker presented in our final artist talk of the year with her fluid work, responding to the world around her. This technique gives her a unique way into the painting and drawing that looks at the social and political. One of the first works that was shown looked at disabled bomb experts and those […]

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Glass Casting Part 2: Derek the Duck

The first part of the glass casting workshop looked at moulding wax and creating a mould for the glass. The second part of the glass casting workshop worked with the cast class and hand grinding it. First step was to soak the plaster mould to weaken it and get the glass out. We were then […]

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Week 10: New Matchstick Stair Designs

I wanted to expand from the first three original matchstick staircase designs (matchstick staircase design 1, 1.2 and 2) to help produce a more varied selection of photograms and cyanotypes. I found that the first two designs were very common staircases and fire escape designs, and I wanted something that was a little bit more […]

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Week 9: Photos and Photograms

Developing on my list that I made after the week 8 exhibition, I spent a day in the dark room developing several photos that I had made of stairs around the university as well as producing photograms of the stairs. I am unsure of what to do from here with the photograms, but I enjoyed […]

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Artist Influences and Research Studio 3

Artist Talk: John Russell

John Russell is a lecturer here at the University of Reading and talked to us about his practice in our weekly Wednesday artist talks. His practice grew straight after art school with a group that he was involved with; Bank. They pretended to be in shows with famous people to which they would send terrible […]