Formative Assessment

Today I set up my work as it stands now,  in the studio for the formative assessment. It was a useful exercise as I learned several things:

  • I need a lot more space than I first envisioned if I am to present my work this way in the exhibiton at the end of the year.
  • My mixed media work of the girl and the beast will look great if it is much bigger. I have sourced some quotes and I think I will get it printed onto a wrapped canvas, in at least A2 size.
  • Given more space I think shadows could work really well even with ambient lighting, depending where I am in the gallery.
  • I need to do the technical research to ensure that my trees and trophy are stable once installed. For the formative I relied on masking tape.

Anyhow, here are the images, the trophy of course has a way to go, but on the whole I am please that I have a clear vision of what my final work will be like.

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One thought on “Formative Assessment

  1. The atmosphere of this with the tree branches enveloping things is really good. After the “ruination” of Ruby, I was thinking she looked a bit like she was morphing into a beast, which would fit your ideas. I can see why you wanted to project a silhouette on the back of the display–that would look interesting, but you could do one in mammoth size in black or grey paper and have it settled in there like a wallpaper mural? I guess that’s the idea of having it printed on canvas–great idea, should look fantastic behind the trees. I can hardly wait to see this finished.

    The fabric over the branches I like too. Simon Schama has a great book about landscape in art called “Landscape and Memory”–one of these days when you have time (make that years!) you might want to have a read of it. It’s very long and rather dense (pun) but I think it would be something you would like.

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