As this is quite a short project to complete, I knew I had to be organised and concise with everything I was completing. I sat down and created a page in my sketch book on things I need to consider. This placed my head in the right thought track and put in to perspective how much I had to complete in such a short space of time (5 weeks). These are all questions I’ve gathered from previous discussion within my field group and what I felt I needed to consider in my personal project.
What is my message/story?
- Everything has a story and can be sentimental to someone in some way
- Even objects that are thrown away/broken down hold memories and have value to someone.
- We should consider preserving items and memories.
What are my intentions?
- Lay a pile of broken/worn/smashed costume jewellery (bough from charity shops/thrown away) on the floor/table area
- Hang my sentimental pieces “climbing’ out of the pile of broken jewellery, unbroken and hanging from fishing wire
What will be acceptable and why?
- I’d like to experiment with touch (moving around and picking up of broken pieces)
- Sharpness/small pieces through people fingers.
- Somewhere I can hang from inside
- All white area – stands out more and captures more attention
- Next to rubbish bins- represent story more- make people think more
- Industrial area- big contrast with dainty jewellery and adds an eerie atmosphere
- Maybe a low plinth/floor – people have to kneel down to feel objects, more connection, relates to rubbish but still separates from it, greater length to hang objects from
- Possible higher plinth with hanging objects at eye level
- Experimentation needed
- Shining light through jewellery to reflect shapes
- Maybe spotlights shining down/from underneath
- Possible viewers creating light- torches/phone lights
Artists who inspire me?
- Louise Bourgeois – Suspension
- Yoyoi Kusama – Chandelier of greif
- Menashe Kadishman – Fallen leaves
- Antony Gormley
- Tim Walker
- Chiaru Shiata – The key to my hand.