Sunday, 30 May 2010

Does it offend you?!

There are rumors that my work has offended a fellow student, which was unexpected as not many people have seen my finals- at least not the most offensive ones. It's made me think about the choice of language I have used as I know I was going to offend someone, but I never thought it would have been a fellow student. 
The words I chose came from research, through books, films and talking to people and are fully justifiable and I have thought that as my work is so large and can be seen from the other end of the room, perhaps people will be offended without engaging with the work. The fellow student who I have offended has not seen my work or development for this project, so I presume ignorance is part of the cause of offending as he has not seen the word in context. 

I realize that the degree show will be open to family and friends of students, and will be interesting to get feedback from people who are not a involved with art&design and how they react to the piece.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Degree Show Space

This is my space for the degree show which is in 3 weeks. After a day of painting and cleaning it's finally ready for my finals to be hung up. Thanks to Gary, Aeron and Emma who helped me out during the day.

Hopefully the board on the left is being moved back as its way to close to my work!

Washing line!

Pully and Cleat!

Next decision is which pegs to use. If they dont look right, I will have to sew the work to the line!

Thursday, 27 May 2010


Have now declared myself in the editing process as deadline is only days away. Lots to do but everything is coming together.



4th final piece, in the making still

Degree show space images will be added soon but must get on and get a washing line up!

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Work Experience

Today I found out I have been given a great opportunity via D&AD to work with LBi [ ] at the end of June. This occurs same week as my WSA exhibition which isn't a bad thing as LBi are situated off Brick Lane, a stones throw from Shoreditch Town Hall. Can't wait! Especially as it seems I will be working with a nice woman who has also been given work experience via D&AD who wants to hook up before it begins. Trying to mentally arrange June- it's going to be busy.

Ten Days...

Ten days until hand in, and working hard.. Three of four finals in major development and one more to really get going but its a matter of getting on with it and assessing it as I go along.

Number 3

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Studio Development

2 Weeks to go, and work progressing well. Small sample how things were from today. Had some good feedback from tutors and others and is encouraging into the final push of the final major project.

Studio space

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Studio (2)

Still working hard for FMP working with the idea of physical and verbal domestic abuse. Snap shots of things from today working in university. My finals will be 4 A0 quilts which tell the story of the abuse between a couple and the deterioration of the female physically. I am working on skin-toned fabric to create the idea of the female character, and working into it to create physical bruises as well as verbal ones. The verbal bruises are just as painful as the physical ones.

Work space [when tidy]

Under the needle

Part of todays production

First A0 of the story on its way to completion

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Creating finals for university project at the moment in my studio space in uni. These are a small taster of what I have been doing, a lot of thinking and forward planning but slowly coming together. Focusing on the idea of domestic violence and raising the issue in an abstract way by forcing people to think about what is happening in the story I'm trying to tell.

Beware: Photos taken on Mobile
Washing line space

Detail of work

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Pick-Me-Up before you Go-Go

Yesterday, me and a friend went up to London to check out the Pick-Me-Up exhibition at Somerset House. It was quite inspiring to see contemporary designers work, it gave great perspective on what I could achieve in the future. There were some great artists, from  Mr.Bingo, Erin Petson, Siggi Eggertson, Claire Scully amongst many others...

Whilst we were in London, we took the chance to see Shoreditch Town Halls' basement, where we are having an exhibition at the end of June. The building itself is being renovated, but the basement is still very much decaying; the walls are damaged, floors slightly uneven and has a dingy feel to it. All in a good way. Our project for the space has been set, and initial ideas have some to mind but yet to develop and broaden into more than thoughts. A very open project, although there is encouragement for the brief to engage with the building in terms of history and area. Cant wait to exhibit there along side other graduates from Winchester School of Art. A great experience yet to come.