October 18, 2015

Arty Farty | Autumn 'Outdoor Within' Den

Hello my lovelies! 
Second Arty Farty post in 2 weeks! Sorry not sorry hehe. I mean I am doing an Art Foundation so I'm surrounded by art at least 4 times a week (we get Fridays off). Next week its a Halloween post though. Lets just say that there may or may not be a sugar skull tutorial. But for now, here are some pictures of the Fine Art week at college.

This week we were given a brief to create a fine art piece in any location around college. The piece had to have some sort of meaning or narrative. To be fair I wasn't that keen on the week. The Thursday before we had a lecture about fine art so we saw a lot of artist's work but I still had no idea what to do.
Now some back story to my choice of project. Due to my choice of college, I now have to wake up at 6:30 every morning to get to college on time. I've been getting the bus very early everyday but I've really been enjoying it (apart from falling asleep the occasional time). My favourite place ever is this road called George Lane. When you go through it there are these hills around you and in the morning the sun rises around these hills. I love seeing throughout the year how the season change through the view of these fields. Anyhow, I've been really inspired by Autumn recently and I just feel so in awe of everything. I think writing on this blog and linking things to seasons like my Autumn Makeup Tutorial or the Autumn Blanket Cape made me really notice season more.
Having that in mind I somehow wanted to bring that atmosphere into a confined space. My teacher helped with the location which ended up being perfect. We kept all the easels under the table which is where I made my den. I had that idea of bringing the outdoor in and I wanted to look at different senses to fulfill that experience. I filled the den with a ton of leaves which  crunched when you entered.  I also installed some speakers and a projector to project a video of the outdoor. While driving through George Lane on the bus Tuesday morning with the sun rising, I filmed the trees and the sun rise. I also edited the video by putting a different sound over it like distant bird noises. Basically what you hear at about 6:30 in the morning. 
Over 2 days we were creating our installations which is a really short amount of time for such an elaborate piece. Nonetheless after being told what to do step by step for weeks it was refreshing to create our own little projects which is probably why it was one of the funnest weeks we've had. 
Now that the project has finished I think I'm going to make it a den for the group to just chill in. Throw some pillows in there, bring a bluetooth speaker and just listen to some music which is whats happening in the last few pictures. Aidan plugged his phone in and we listened to some Alt-J. 
It was a very successful week.

Thanks for reading, Dom x


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