Having read though the notes for Project 2 and reviewed my work on Project 1, I have had a bit of a confidence crisis this past few days. I think that my work has all been quite self referential and focussed on the possible techniques in each medium rather than using them to create representations of texture. I am going to do more work on the last exercise as I have made representations of abstract textures that I have created, rather than relating back to life or photos.
I recognise that I am more comfortable representing textures in life by creating more texture on the page, rather than flat representations of texture through marks. This is not a problem, and quite useful in selecting fabrics, but not so helpful when it comes to stitch selection. In reviewing well-known artists I have also realised that I have a strong leaning towards abstract rather than figurative pieces which isn’t overly useful in this project.
My plan from here is therefore to:
- contact my tutor to discuss my progress so far, and for a bit of reassurance hopefully!
- do more research of other artists, specifically on how they use marks to represent texture rather than technique in itself .
- do some more work on the last exercise and make drawings of my textural pieces worked from photos.
- use my sketchbook to practice using ‘flat marks’ to represent textures.
I think that this will help in being able to formulate the sample required in Project 2.