Tuesday, 7 December 2010

my final peice

I got my inspiration from John.T.Unger, He makes massive fish out of old wood and metals and bottle tops. I used the bottle idea but i decided to use the whole bottle.
first I made my maquette out of recycled cardboard and then collected more cardboard and bottles I started making the fish and then had the idea of the bottle top air bubbles. I also decided to suspend them using some misshaped coat hangers and my dad gave me some wire he wasn't going to need and covered it all in tin foil some I did use clean foil we used but I had to use some from the packet. I covered some of the fish with foil and some of the fins. I am happy with the way they look in the gallery but I have to admit I didn't like it when I finished it at home.

I like the way it is mostly silver and the bubbles/bottle caps stand out. I feel I could have suspended them differently but I like the way it looks like I baby's mobile. I decided to make it because I saw a fish made out of a bottle in an art gallery in Cornwall when I was on holiday. But when I was trying to find the artist I came across John .T.Unger and really liked his work and progressed from there.
we made the clay tiles and put broken glass in them and then put them in the kiln and biscuit fired, I made  the Y. 
I love the tea bag dog, I think it was paper mached and then had tea bags put on top. I really like the dress it doesn't really look like recycled materials it looks amazing. The grease tape is really good, you can tell who it is as well I love the idea of the tape actually coming from the cassette. the peacock in the corner i liked it looked like it took a really long time to weave the bags. The hands coming out of the book look really realistic. 
the whole gallery looked amazing the atmosphere on the night was really christmassy! 

In the exhibition it was busy and a real success everyone should be very proud of there work it was all really good but I just picked out a few that really caught my eye.This was the first exhibition for most of us if not all and I think we done incredibly well the work was done to a really good standard.A popular recycled material was crisp packets and bottles, cans and bottletops. i think the most imaginative material is the teabags I really think that is clever.
I think my classmates and I have got an amazing experience of having an exhibition with our work in it and also learnt to get our work in on a deadline and record it on our blogs.
 I think that recycling materials is such a good idea and as you can see we can make such beautiful pieces of work made out of our household rubbish.

Friday, 8 October 2010

cardboard flowers

Today in class we made cardboard flowers. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures but this is how we made them:

We got a magazine double page each and rolled it into a very thin paper spill. Then got 5 strips of cardboard and use a pen to curl them. and I curled them at variant heights and thickness of curl. Then stuck them in to the top of the spill and put some masking tape around as a collar then we put them all into a vase. 

Bottle slumping

We will be doing bottle slumping in class soon and we have prepared so this is what we are going to do:

a bottle, rolling pin, knife, fork and a water pot.
our clay will be at a plastic consistency (so pliable and smooth)

1. Flatten the clay with your hands, keep turning, then get the rolling pin and flatten until 1cm thick all over. Make sure it is longer than the bottle. 

2. With a knife carefully slice around the edges making sure it is all even.

3. Roll up four clay spheres and use the fork and make cross hatching patterns on then and the clay where you are going to put them., dip the fork in water before hand so you make clay slip.

4. Wrap the bottle in paper towels and masking tape and shape your clay slab on top,use the balls as feet. 

5. Put initials on it somewhere. Then leave to go bone dry. Put in the kiln at 11100c.

cara barer attempt by me

I made this using: a strip of a magazine and folding it into place by putting paper clips there to keep it sturdy. Then glued it for homework.
I am really pleased with my overall outcome.Ii feel it look almost like cara barer's work. I will take a picture of it on plain black paper on Monday, I think you will get a better perspective that way.
cara barer

Cara Barers looks much more professional than mine so I will take picture on a black background and hopefully mine will look just as good. I really like the way cara bares look as if they are floating.

Friday, 1 October 2010

3D book

I was given the beano by my teacher and this is what I have created:
to do this I had to glue together some pages and find the page I wanted I opted for about the middle because it is a thin book. Then I made the body and head for Dennis out of scrunched up newspaper, and stuck them in place using glue and masking tape. I made the hair by cutting out a layers piece of the books pages, and used the left over pages to rip up pieces to create a look of him jumping out of the book then to finish I put red and black stripes on the body and lots of different Dennis faces on the head.
It is 3D and I put stripes all around it and all different Dennis faces all around the head. overall i am pleased with the out come of the sculpture. i really like the fact of Dennis bursting out of the book thats why I ripped up strips of the book to make the effect. 

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

2D flip art

This is were i have got up to on my book. My book is about skin disease! I have done: hand, foot, tummy area and part of a head.I stuck 5 pages together in each side to create strength. Then using a knife I cut out the body parts, scored along the bottom and then they could stand up. I am really pleased with the way it turned out, I was a bit sceptical when I realised the book was about skin desiese. 

Thursday, 9 September 2010

recycling books!

Here are some artists who have inspired me and my class.

In this blog i will show you some artists work. These particular artists work with old books and making them into amazing sculptures. 
Cara Bera      name,unknown

Tom Phillips   name, unknown
For my art work we are using recycled books to create jawdropping work! we will use these unwanted books and revive them to there full potential. We are going to use the story of the book we get to create the scene on top. also we are looking at Tom Phillips a well known English artists ans he uses text form books to create  his art work.

Robert The    name,unknown
Tom Phillips   a humemant