These are quite experimental but I like the way they have turned out. I wanted to combine the photos I have taken of worn out walls and pealing paint, and make a split screen slideshow. I decided to put a black screen in between each photo to replicate the way original slideshows worked.
The time I give each section differs and is something I am looking forward to playing around with. I think they are too fast and intend on making some that are slowed down.
I woke up this morning thinking about different ways I can document my walks. I really love looking around me at and seeing the way the pavement changes and the sky is framed by trees. I take photos of worn out buildings, abandoned furniture and other thing that catch my eye. I think walks are contemplative and relaxing, and I just wanted to play around with what you see around you. I had the idea to take photos of the floor and video the sky.
I have started to walk home more regularly. Even though it’s pretty straight forward and not through rolling hills or beautiful fields (That’s the dream) I still see some exciting sights. It always clears my head too.
Just found an app on my phone that I didn’t know was lurking about. It’s called Paper Artist and means you can put different effects on your photos. I like the effect on the photo I took of a pigeon sheltering from the wind.
Today I braved the Westfield shopping centre in Derby. Wow! We had no idea where we were half the time and went to the wrong car park on the way out, then we discovered the maps! The sun was pouring through the car park and created a cracking shadow.
52 artists 4 Bulwell is a project that has been a collaboration between 53 artists. I was one of the 53 to get involved and the brief was to create an art work the size and shape of a playing card. Here’s my one:
I went to Bulwell and took lots of photos of flaking paint, rust, broken fences/walls (which I photograph on a daily basis when walking around and about) and decided to cut them up and create a pattern with them. I wanted the pattern to be symmetrical with the idea in mind that every neighbourhood has it’s worn out parts and similar sights to see. I did some research into the meaning and history of the word ‘Symmetry’ and after reading about it reflecting beauty and the idea of perfection, I liked the link of using photos of weathered and not typically beautiful parts of Bulwell to create this symmetrical pattern.
The artworks are in an online exhibition at www.nottart.com and the original artworks will be placed around Bulwell during the first half of 2013, for chance interactions with passers-by.