|Work in progress of Dad as he disappeared into Alzheimer's disease|
Unfortunately I only thought of this once I had produced quite a body of work. I had been thinking about printing with subtractive (discharge and devore, which bleach and eat away) and additive techniques (opaque, puff and foil, which are thick, raised or shiny). I had started by working with discharge and devore using hand cut stencils of gum nuts. Once I realised how close this was becoming to previous work, I started layering techniques on top of each other, and kept the scale quite large, so it was nothing like the repeat print I submitted for Pattern & Meaning. I then worked on some repeating images of Dad using text, and worked into it with puff and discharge, and spaced the images using the Fibonacci series. I hope this makes it sufficiently original.
|A simple stencil of gum nut and leaves|
|6 layers of pattern|
|Another 6 layered pattern|
|Two layers of pattern - discharge and devore on polycotton.|
|Three layers of pattern - discharge, devore and print.|
So my submitted work will be two pieces of mounted artwork, different versions of Dad fading away, and also a portfolio of samples of layered techniques. We only need to do one final piece of work, but I had the time to experiment, so have done more than the bare minimum. Assessment is on Monday afternoon, and I have tomorrow to spend preparing the samples as a portfolio. This needs to have a slick finish and will probably take me all day.