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Studio 1 Summer Assessment 2017

Sculpture: A Conclusion

Overall, I have found this an incredibly fun, and also a slightly enduring project, right from the beginning, to the very last moment of walking away from the finished sculpture. I found the project brief making me think about sculpture, and artwork in general, in a new way, and found that I was stretching my […]

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Studio 1 Summer Assessment 2017

Displaying an impossible sculpture

Before any preparation for the whole display could begin, I had to decide how to display the Jenga tower, to avoid it toppling over, and to make it as though it had been partially played. I wanted to have a Jenga tower that was half way through a game as this makes it more intricate […]

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Studio 1 Summer Assessment 2017

Making an impossible sculpture 

An Impossible Sculpture was our first introduction to this project, whereupon I came up with several ideas. To do with making the impossible sculpture, we were briefed that we should make a section of the sculpture idea. I wanted to make a miniature of one of my ideas, as I thought that would be more exciting […]

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Studio 1 Summer Assessment 2017

Artist Statement

The main concepts behind my sculpture are impossibility and childhood. As we grow older, we often forget about small things, and regress to childhood when such objects are presented in adulthood. In a world where we are forced to grow up, why should we not be able to play with childhood toys? My sculpture is […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Aurelien Froment

Through the piece ‘Debuilding’ (2001), Aurelien Froment invites people to build Jenga-like structures using wooden blocks of varying sizes. Initially stacked inside a single wooden trunk in the corner of the gallery, the blocks have since been scattered across the white floor by participants eagerly engrossed in the process of building their own imaginary dwellings, […]

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Studio 1 Summer Assessment 2017

Artist Statement Draft

The first edit of my artist statement for the sculpture project started off very well, but ended very rough. I used my previous Artist Statement as a guide of how to write this one, as I liked how I expressed my thoughts and ideas for the painting. This was a rough plan because I was unsure as […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Diana Armfield RA

Diana Armfield works in many mediums including that of pastel, watercolour, printmaking and drawing. The drawings that she creates are left very rough, but still distinguishable, with many lines and layers, creating her image. In the two drawings that the Curwen Gallery display, Diana has draw the subjects of a flock of sheep, both in […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Donald Hamilton Fraser RA

Donald Hamilton Fraser has exhibited around the world, while also being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1970, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1983, and then elected Royal Academician in 1985. His paintings are composed of the sea, in block and contrasting colours. The sea itself, in […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Henry Walsh

Henry Walsh is a London full time freelance artist and designer, who concentrates a large portion of his time on oil painting. The majority of his paintings look at people from different perspectives, namely from birds eye view. This different perspective of large amounts of people allows the viewer to see just how small we […]

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Artist Influences and Research Summer Assessment 2017

Anita Mandl

Anita Mandl was trained as a zoologist, and soon become a member of the teaching staff of the Medical School at the University of Birmingham, while attending evening classes in sculpture at the Birmingham College of Art. The sculptures that she creates are mostly simplified animal forms, along with highly polished surfaces. Each sculpture is […]