Monday, 7 March 2011

Developing my ideas

As you can imagine I have become completely immersed in this work, it is all I can think of. I guess I want to create my best work yet which is putting a lot of pressure on myself. It is important on many levels and is really my therapy. I have done quite a lot already and as I work the more inspired I become, maybe it is actually looking at the image of mum that is helping me because often when I think of her it is not as an old frail woman. My first step was to create a board with my initial ideas and thoughts.

These were my first experiments and I liked the idea of mask like patterns on her face which not only mask her face but disguise her as well. I experimented with heat soluble fabrics

painting the image,

Using pastels and then distressing the image, this gave an interesting result and the image felt quite dark and angry.

Then I have also been looking at layering patterns which could be used in face painting rituals.

I am really excited by my results so far and I am looking forward to the next bit.


Blogger Gina said...

It's wonderful seeing these ideas develop

8 March 2011 at 08:56  

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