Review (100 words)
What skills, knowledge and experience have you acquired on the course thus far (stages 1 and 2)?
How will your project build upon your experience so far on the course?
How will you address issues that have been identified through your own evaluation and assessment to date?
Ideas and Concept (100 words)
What is your idea and what do you aim to produce?
Justify how your ideas and concept will sustain you throughout the project?
Contextual Research (100 words)
Who / what will you draw upon for influence?
What would you define as your contextual research at this stage?
What primary research might you need to undertake?
(this will inform your bibliography)
Techniques and Presentation (100 words)
1 What methods, techniques, materials, technology and processes will you explore and use?
2 How do you propose to present your final idea/s within the limitations of an exhibition space / context?
3 Are the materials and resources you have identified available and if not how do you propose to access them?
Evaluation and Progression (50 words)
How will you evaluate your ideas, research and processes throughout the project?
How will this process progress your work?
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Today we watched a documentary about Rodriguez (Sixto Rodriguez) who was a fairly unknown artist in the beginning of his career however developed a strong following in the late 90’s in South Africa. It basically followed the story of the search for this hidden artist, and when he was finally found it was incredible to see how humble he was. Such a great man with an amazing talent.
So basically I used a formula on excel that allowed me to set a minimum and maximum value according to someones daily intake. Its only a start, my aim i think would be to remove all the numbers and descriptions around the edge to turn it into a computer pixelation like the paintings I have done previously. This is a months worth of nutritional breakdowns into fats, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, carbohydrates, fibre, sugar and protein. I’ve shortened them down to almost elemental names as it was suggested I look at the periodic table in my pitch. Each column has a certain maximum value depending on what the nutrient is, for example saturated fat would be green the lower the value, whereas the more polyunsaturated fat I consumed the more green cells there would be. Obviously the values in the table are in grams, and are not the full breakdown of daily nutrients. I could go into vitamins such as iron, calcium etc but i thought I’d keep it basic. More to come…
This could be seriously interesting to make a book thats actually edible.. Expensive, but edible…
So I had my pitch yesterday, I was a bit jittery to start off but I got into in more as it progressed. I pitched my FMP ideas to Jamie, Jo and Martyn. The ideas they liked most were the negative paintings I’d done and the idea of pixelations and the nutritional breakdown of my daily/ weekly foods. I came to the pitch believing that I’d be using one idea, but I left knowing a combination of ideas would be much more interesting. They thought that the pixelations and numbers breakdown was well thought out and a very clever idea, but it would be a shame to waste my drawing abilities. But they did like the idea of creating a visual book that contained these breakdowns. When I explained the inversions that I’d done they thought a collection of these would be most successful because it would allow the audience to interact with the work because of the use of the iPad to invert the colours, and also because it would reflect my drawing ability. However, I wanted to work in a more graphic way by working with colour and numbers to remove the whole sense of food. It was then suggested that i combined the two into one piece; I showed them the image of the ‘PrintSpec’ colour blocks around an image I’d found in Designers Guild; i really liked the industrial feel to it; and so doing something similar would produce an interesting outcome. Going back to the book idea, we talked about how i could still use the pixelations concept but in a different way. I could effectively do a ‘painting by numbers’ thing where I pixelated my drawings and gave them a code to fill it in themselves. I’m not entirely sure how I’d make use of all the nutritional breakdowns but that will come. I think I’ll focus on doing a week/3/4 days worth of food, photographed on my iPhone or drawn straight from life and using the technology as a filter.