FMP Samples

Last week I began thinking about what I would display in my exhibition space for my final major project. At the moment I'm considering making an unconventional quilt piece, which consists of rectangular sections (like the ones above) being attached together to form a large wall hanging. Everything involved within the separate sections has been found in the warehouse.
The images above are just mock ups but helped me work out the effect of mounting my collage on canvas material.


After photocopying some of the found photographs I transferred them onto fabric using Image Maker. They're now hanging up to dry.

Found photographs

A few of the photos I found in the warehouse. I like the way the sun has bleached where the photo has been exposed, leaving some sections darker than others.


Workspace and collage

Collage using found material in abandoned warehouse.
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Abandoned warehouse

I'd like to say i found an abandoned warehouse, snuck in and found these things inside but realistically I went through the correct entrance, using a key and with the guidance of my dad who used to own it and use it for his set design studio. I took tonnes of photos which would take me forever to post but heres a selection.
Things I collected include: sun bleached photos, letraset catalogue with un-used sleeves, photo slides, office paperwork, matches, postcards, business cards, set design drawings and tracings.


A special present

On Tuesday I received an unexpected gift from artist Steve Mcpherson. I've blogged about him before and created a memory book which was inspired by his cartographic pieces. I love his work and after conversing a few times about my current project I received a signed, limited edition copy of his book sent to my college. It was such a nice gesture and one that many people probably wouldn't even consider doing.
Steve is currently doing a global depository project for images of found marine plastic washed up on beaches and embankments. If you have anything to contribute visit the website to get your photographs involved: http://www.marineplastic.org/

A series of ideas

Ideas in my sketchbook for FMP. For Some reason my works become really messy recently, i can't work out if this is a good or a bad thing.

A Reminder to collect...


Birds, boats and bees

Doesn't relate to the project i'm doing but I really like these illustrations by Lizzie Janssen



Spent the Easter messing around with bits of paper. Really should have done some drawing.


Brandi Strickland

I've been looking at the work of Brandi Strickland; specifically her set "Introduction to space" which involves simplistic collages of found scrap paper and imagery. For more click on the link.


Made you look

Photos taken at Portobello market and Pollock's Toy Museum for final major project.