Monday, 15 March 2010
These polaroid transfers are a little too 'style over content' but I have hope that the process can be used to make a series of work that I will hopefully publish very soon.....
I'm not yet sure if I managed to capture and communicate the overwhelming childish desire to play, have fun and imagine; I think I need to digest the image for a while. No doubt, things will change in time. Something I didn't initially consider was the perspective the viewer may side with, the little boy looking up at a giant girl or a little girl playfully looking down at a tiny boy in a paper boat. Is it Brobdingnag or Lilliput?
Something I particularly don't wish to change is the juxtaposition of the coloured skin and the simple inky line. As Kimi Kimoki put it:
"Light, the work of the naked parts, finished elements juxtapositioned with spaces, are the points on which I centre all my attention. Get close to reality in order to go out into it and exrapolate it. Create a fiction in which the characters and objects are suspended between illusion and truth. My intention is to highlight the beauty of that which our view tends to trivialise"
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
I'm using an amalgamation of hand rendered and digital techniques. The outline and hair are hand drawn and the skin is produced by selecting, by eye, areas of similar tone with the Lasso tool in PS CS4, a tone is selected with the Ink Dropper and then the area is filled. This is not produced with any filter or other automated process. Having to look at tones and colour and make visual choices adds to the texture of the final outcome and put the control wholely in my hands.
I aim to have the girl looking at a paper boat with a small child aboard looking back up at her. Locked in a moment that captures the imagination of kids in a not-too-ficional work of their own.
Watch this space to see how it develops.........