Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Friday, 20 January 2012
Although the original story does say there is only one window I may choose to ignore that.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Part of me is responding to the fairy story connotations of the titile and wants to produce a series of images/prints (I tend to think in charcoal.). This is the me that collects childrens books
The other part of me thinks I should be responding more to themes contained within the original fairy story, Ideas such as imprisonment, isolation, unsucessful protection from loss of innocence. Probably using a more structural, less literal approach using motifs associated with the story.
I'm going to give myself time to play before making decisions. One thing does seem to be evolving though - a response to the tower. So far everyting seems to be tall and thin.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Charcoal drawing photographed, made more contrasty in photoshop and then printed on my ancient laser printer. I remember reading somewhere that you can use laser prints as well as photocopies for this process.
Not very successful - don't know if its my technique or the copy.
Spot the deliberate mistake ( I forgot to reverse the image). The text may be backwards but the finelines are printing.
The plus side of the process is that printing plates will be cheap and easily altered. I also like the slightly distressed look. The downside is having to clean up the roller and the slab in between each printing becuase the gum arabic and the transfered paper fibres make a real mess of the ink.
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Sunday, 1 January 2012
I started by thinking about structure. I’ve never made an edition before – simple is probably best. So I played with stab binding.
Basic. Then more decorative - thought this looked like bodice lacing or turn it 90 degrees and it’s more like ridge tiles. Can you add more to make it more like roof tiles?
If you’ve got a roof can you make the body longer-more like a tower?
How long can it be?
Need to start thinking about content. It’s no good having the most beautifully stitched roof if the content is the wrong shape
Content - Initial thoughts
· not a retelling of the original story but something with links/signifiers (hair, tower, no doors, thorns are the ones that spring to mind)
· would like to develop some kind of narrative - a storybook response should have a narrative?
· want to avoid characters - editioning a set of books is a difficult enough challenge without having to develop a set of recognisable characters
I seem to be naturally drawn to working long and thin.