Project 1 – Natural Interest Research Trip: 3rd Feb 2017

I haven’t worked on my first project which was a visit to the British Museum.

I don’t have any real interest in the topic at the moment.    in fact I am still trying to find my topic of interest – so far I have done a book of travel memories and at present I am doing prints – drypoints and lino prints that show the place where I was born both real and imagined/remembered.

Project:  Where I was born:  lino prints and drypoints

The visit to the British Museum back in February was the first project I have to do which is part of my Printmaking course

I went to the British Museum – One of my favourite parts is the room with the Assyrian reliefs and room 10 with the huge creatures and statues, lots of lions.

My word for the visit is Rhythm.  So I was looking at the reliefs to look for evidence of rhythm – there were a lot of repeated forms: legs, soldiers, trees, oxen, wheels, waves and fish….

There was a big security check on the way in.  Far too many people.  I need to go on a weekday.

Visit an area near to where you live that is either a beach, gardens, countryside, river, lake, forest or any area of natural interest. Spend a day immersed in the atmosphere of the area – look at the natural beauty, interesting natural forms and shapes.

Make general sketches and photographs of the area with notes as to what you like and the visual information that inspires you. Refer back to the ‘Research Trip’ section of this module for help.

From your general study of the area, pick out one particular area of interest that inspires you. This may be a series of shapes that you like (such as trees, roots or rock faces), a particular view (seascape or landscape) or an issue relating to the area such as the degradation of a coastline or pollution. If you need to, visit the area a second time to carry
out more detailed studies.

Collate your sketches, photographs and visual information into a series of three A1 idea sheets. All three sheets could have the same subject matter or focus on a slightly different aspect. Make sure they are presented in a neat orderly fashion and annotate your design ideas with a brief summary of why you chose this particular subject.