The theme for Field is LIGHT!!
Start 4th December. Formative Assessment 15th January 18′. Summative Assessment 6th February 18′. Creation of a final 3D Solution.
The first day of the collaboration between TEXTILE & PRODUCT DESIGN. Really fantastic introduction to the fusion of 2 separate disciplines. This transdisciplinary study feeds directly into what I have been learning within my Constellation subject, The Meshwork Of Objects. Taking myself out of my comfort zone and introducing new ideas and thought processes is exactly what I need to begin my growth as a Designer!!
My Textile Design group was given the task to integrate with that of Product Design, and given that there are nearly double the amount of Product Design students on said course, the ratio of 1 Textile Student to 2 became obviously apparent. Next we had to choose one of 4 pieces of artwork:
- WILLIAM TURNER, ‘STORY SEA WITH DOLPHINS’, OIL ON CANVAS, 1835-40
- CLAUDE MONET, ‘WATERLILLIES’, OIL ON CANVAS, 1916-19
- DAVID HOCKNEY, ‘MULHOLLAND DRIVE: THE ROAD TO THE STUDIO’, ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 1980
- VINCENT VAN GOGH, ‘PLAINS AU AUVERS’, OIL ON CANVAS, 1890
Each one of the paintings seems alive with colour and light. As much as I admire, and adore the works of Turner, Van Gogh and Monet, I decided to opt for an artist/artwork I had no previous affinity with/to. I had never really thought much of David Hockney, but this piece exudes incredible stimulus for my stitch/print interpretation.
The group was asked to use as many adjectives they could to describe these works of art, although I decided to use the the adjectives of my group:
We decided that the 5 most poignant and descriptive words were: VIBRANT, TEXTURAL, INTRICATE, LINEAR & EXPRESSIVE. Although we were in slight disagreement over INTRICATE; time constraints may mean we have to look at a slightly speedier approach to the overall design.
I thought it prudent to begin writing down some of my initial research ideas before undertaking anything concrete.
WHAT IS MY SKILL SET? Drawing/Ideas/Concepts/Context
WHAT DOES TEXTILE DESIGN MEAN TO ME? Form of artistic expression through materials/fabrics. The importance of creating something/object with my own hands. Craftsmanship.
WHERE DO I WORK? Textile Studios @ University/Home/Workshops
HOW DO I WORK? Independently/Collaboratively. Research via books & Mentorship.
In the afternoon, Sian went through the brief in a little more detail and suggested that we begin to explore our chosen artwork via the process of mark making.
Purple Ink, Black Goache and Red, Blue and White Pastel were used to to interpret the incredible detail of my chosen artwork, MULHOLLAND DRIVE: THE ROAD TO THE STUDIO.