Drawings from Friday’s lecture. I have less writing this time and looked for shapes and picked up on linear directions within the presentation. I found the reverse of the drawings more interesting and started to draw on both sides.
Before my tutorial on Monday I was trying to come up with three dimensional ideas but I agreed that it is too soon in my project.
In the tutorial we discussed points including:
Drawings might be a mix of precise and exaggerated
They could be a lot bigger
To make my questions closer together, closer steps between problem solving means you will be less likely to miss something.
Maybe try a work on receipt paper
Separate numbers, words and codes from the receipts – start extracting
Could draw on a blackboard
Large Scale Drawing 1
I cut a sheet of paper to 1 metre x 1.6 metres. My drawings last week were A2 in size and this is larger than A0. It fits the projection a lot better.
Below are some details of the drawing. Different moods seem to have collected in areas.
Mierle Laderman Ukeles – Maintenance, 1973
Mierle Laderman Ukeles came up with the idea of Maintenance art to draw attention to the overlooked workers of our society.
The maintenance is not a found object but a found activity of the everyday. Her work being called performance suggests she is also elevating something ordinary as I wrote about Damien Hirst. Ukeles’s work is more impactful for me, it has a strong social commentary and frustration.
When I started to add water to my drawing with a cleaning rag I thought of the video of Mierle Laderman Ukeles we watched on Friday. I was moving with the cleaning rag and I thought of my summer working as a cleaner. The receipts are all from this summer.
In my journal I had described my movements as ‘robotic’ and ‘mechanical’ before they were ‘aggressive’. The next day, Abidish told me about his work and could show me through video documentation. It would have been interesting to re-watch my more chaotic movements and have filmed the large drawing.
Paper Cup / Viewfinder
On Friday we were asked to do something with our paper cups. For the week my cup was used as a pen holder because I didn’t know what to do. I thought I should do whatever I had an urge to do, something simple that I would probably do with a paper cup without being given this task.
I stabbed my paper cup to use it as a viewfinder. I’m calling it a viewfinder because it reminds me of looking through a real one, and because it helps me to focus on a view that I want. I find my normal field of view is too busy sometimes.
I look at the Wellington Monument on Pen Dinas hill every day from my window. This image was taken from my desk looking through my cup viewfinder.
ah I love the viewfinder cup project, brilliant, so simple, so eloquent, so beautiful. Really interesting drawing emerging too, yes keep working it, it needs to be more intense, more layers, more contrasting marks, hard now to imagine its source – the receipt, is that a good thing or does the receipt need to be referenced again, more literally? I am not sure, I also like its journey away from the source, purely abstracted, yes the details are interesting and beautiful, curious and intriguing. Keep going, this is going somewhere..