I made another sample of what I would like to include within my installation. This was in the style of Rob Ryan’s work, with cut out sentences of Dylan Thomas’ work.
Although this is only a rough sample, I was testing whether or not my technique would work. On this occasion I definitely feel that it has worked. On a larger scale with more pieces like this would create such a good effect. My tutor mentioned about blacking out the room and having light sources projecting onto the cut out words forming shadows on the wall. I particularly like this idea, however, I did originally want to have shadows of the hanging butterflies and birds as this would create a more atmospheric eerie creepy look within in the room. Unfortunately, we have no power supply at the moment on the first floor. This could potentially be a problem, though I am able to purchase battery powered light sources which would work equally as well as the mains powered ones. Another idea was to simply use the window light rather than individual lamps, I don’t think that this would work as well, mainly because it would be very hit and miss with the weather and the natural surroundings outside.
I definitely think I have to test this within my chosen space/ room, even if it means having to move rooms just to get it dark enough I would be benefiting the overall look to my installation.
In the next week, I aim to create more samples and incorporate both individual samples I have created so far to become more combined within the project as I feel that they are very different interpretations of my work.
In previous tutorials and crits, I have found it hard to explain my ideas and what I want to do for this work. As I can’t really explain it but I can see exactly what I want to do for it and what elements need what attention I felt that drawing a rough, very rough sketch of how I want it to look might help others understand what I can imagine in my head.
Even though my drawing created a few laughs this allowed them to almost understand what I want to do. Hopefully, my actual work won’t look too far off what I want it to look like. If I can get the prototypes to work as well as I’d hope then I would be over the moon.