In the last project for the year in my Level 5 Degree program, I intend to integrate everything that I have learned into a final piece of work that will be exhibited ‘In House’ for all students, staff, friends and family to view. The key theme of this project is to connect back with the beginning of my year, reflect on learning processes, identify my directions for the future and connect with my world – on a local community scale. This is the first time I have had the opportunity to initiate, conduct and manage my own project.
Other than being given the topic of Sustainability as a parameter, I could create my own brief using any media or methodologies of my choice. Having spent many years with needles and threads as my drawing materials, I am very comfortable with soft sculptural methods. So, my intentions this time round are to extend my skill set into hard sculptural methods, using found objects to keep in alignment with the sustainable concept and practice.
These images are examples of works by various artists, that have inspired me in the initial stages of this brief. The artists featured here, are but a selection of the browsing I have done. They stand out for me because of the handmade elements that give them all an aesthetic of either Steam Punk or Indie Craft – both being artistic sub cultures that I have a great fascination for and may be inclined towards in the future as an art practitioner.