Wednesday, 21 August 2013

An Organic Acrostic. My summer project book.

Create a "very beautiful" and "very personal" handmade book using drawing, painting, stitch, collage and mixed media.
Use recycled/vintage papers and fabrics
Create layers of media
Work into pages with stitch
Cut away areas
Fold, add found objects, beads etc
Use both sides of the pages, create textures, enticing cover.

Choose from:

(Project books will be exhibited at the start of term.)

I opted for Organic as my theme. Fired with enthusiasm, I threw a few ideas in the air and plucked 'carbon' as the basis for my book. After a degree of informative research, this digressed into using the word 'organic' itself, and turning it into an acrostic.
O - origins
R - rainforest
G - green
A - anatomy
N - nutrition
I - Ichythsaur
C - carbon

It is very much a work in progress, with a few weeks to go for middle and finishing touches. I'm currently about 60% happy with it; yet again I think I may have gone off on an overly complicated tangent, and I'm also not sure how my approach adheres to what is expected. But what the hell!

Here are some pictures to illustrate my summer project book: An Organic Acrostic.

* Update. August 1 2017.
I never got the chance to show my book. Cursory glances were cast by the lecturers at some of our work; no feedback was given and I can't deny I felt somewhat despondent. Maybe it was a foreshadow of what was to come - four months into the course I was so disillusioned and unmotivated that I switched to the Visual Arts course, and in summer 2016 graduated with a 2.1 in Fine Art.

I cut four flaps to illustrate the layers of a rainforest.

Green. This was put together with random bits and pieces I have had lying around for ages!

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist. She discovered the remains of an ichythsaur at Lyme Regis in Dorset,

1 comment:

  1. It's gorgeous, and even better in the flesh! How great to have an opportunity and, even better, a worthy reason to create something like this.