I was bought some beautiful flowers by my friends Flo and Luke. The roses were starting to wilt, so I decided to make video by peeling the flower each petal in turn. Such incredible colours were revealed. There were petals that I would never have seen if I hadn’t peeled it.
Yesterday I received a call from my friend Mara to say she had just driven past a house that was almost demolished, but had a window and door still standing. This was music to my ears and I couldn’t wait to go and have a look! Thank you for the amazing tip off. Here are the photographs I took. I really didn’t want to leave as I kept finding different details.
I left the office earlier today and walked home to continue where I left off in the morning. Having the flexibility to do this is a luxury and one I forget to take advantage of. Mansfield Road in Nottingham is full of sights, from the people to the shops. I never get bored of looking.
Then I saw two very different furniture sightings. The first with a note that was asking for it to be taken, with reassurance that it goes through a standard sized door, displayed from a distance like an outdoor living area.
Then this mess of a pile, including a shoe and toys, amongst other rubbish.
This morning I woke up and decided to take a stroll with my camera before work. There is nothing like clearing your head before actually getting to the office. I have seen this grey square everyday for so long and decided today was the day to photograph it. I love this grey. I would paint my house in graffiti cover up grey, maybe one day…! I also noticed a sofa in an over grown piece of land. It’s one of the parts of my journey to work that I look out for as there is always something new to see.
My new camera, that I am very excited about, has more manual functions so I was trying out the focus on this rusty screw.
…A lot of wonderful sights, as well as Alan’s Grandparents who are such great company. We stayed in West Chiltington (where we were fed so well and were supplied with pots of tea a plenty!) and visited Brighton.
I loved these colours:
The affects of the sea air:
These buildings were beautiful. I would love to see what was inside! We drove in to turn around and there were some people there. I just carried on photographing it, but I will never shake that feeling of being watched.
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.
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.