Experimenting with how I could light the cocoons up from inside with this pulsing effect. Also looking at what ‘skin’ works better with this lighting. I’ve had mixed responses and am not sure in which 'skin’ to go for all of the cocoons…
The characteristics of my current series of paintings mimic the properties of the construction of the cocoons i.e. they can resemble a crystalline surface. The patterns formed within my paintings can relate to this surface. The layering/perspectives within my paintings resemble the multiple translucent and meshlike layers of the cocoon case. The chicken wire used to wrap around my sculptures represent the meshlike layer of the cocoon. The fabric I am using as the ‘skin’ is almost translucent, letting the lights shine through. With my small cocoon prototypes, their case is made of various paper. The properties of paper being fragile is similar to the weak cocoon case. The fabric will be sown
The running theme throughout my practice is time and decay. Through this interest, I discovered a derelict abandoned building in Kent three years ago that became my fascination and core focus within my work. Since my discovery, my practice has developed with this subconscious theme and has reoccurred within my recent work. My painting style relates to the representation of mould, portraying my reoccurring theme. In my current project I am creating a series of pupas (cocoons), of which their skin will be covered with my painting design. Pupation is a life stage in which insects enter dormancy in order to undergo complete metamorphosis, this relates to my theme of time. My work would fit in wi
Meditation being the focus result of my paintings, I am going to create a collection of Pupas (Cocoons). As pupation is a duration in which insects enter dormancy in order to undergo complete metamorphosis, my sculptures will represent the meditational state I am offering the viewer. Playing with the idea of escapism, Fantasy is a fabulation, therefore there is nowhere real to escape to. The cocoon will symbolise this suffocation in the sense that you cannot escape out of it. The life-size (human) cocoons will be covered with my paintings, being illuminated from the lights hidden inside. Pulsing the lights represent the fantasies that are trying to escape.
When I create my work, it becomes a kind of escapism for me, where my role as an artist is forgotten and replaced by that of an escapist. When making my work I find I drift off to somewhere in my head, to a different place and time. I escape into that moment of creating and there is nothing else but me and these obsessive mark makings I am drawing. When drawing around these stains, I feel I am drawing out the landscape hidden within the painting. However this imagery of splatters and colours contain nothing figurative or recognisable, it needs to be interpreted through a kind of poetic intervention. This is where I am creating my fantasy, my imaginary landscape that I am escaping to. I am us