Kirsty latoya is an digital artist how uses her finger to paint onto an ipad (i think). she used her art to talk about mental health and her works show mainly a person and depicts a type of mental illness in an art form.
these where interesting as they showed how you could present mental health. i have known about this artist for a while but thought her work relates to mine in a way so i went back and looked at her works again.
i thought that this could be seen like my collage of me and the task of showing feelings within the body as a drawing
another thing i did was develop on the eye ideas and i forgot to post about it but i did a painting onto some MDF to experiment with the background materials. i thought that the piece i did i really liked but i also liked the raw colour of the MDF i feel in the future this could be developed more.
i really like how simple the face is compaid to the details of the eyes. i feel this piece could be another main piece within my body of work and i really enjoyed this again.
i do feel if i was to do this again i would use a different paint as i used oil paint and it didn’t work to well as it didn’t dry fast enough and instead i would use acyclic
while doing a design for print i thought it was a good drawing and everyone else likes it. so i decided to take inspirations from my own print works to try a new path within my drawing.
the idea for this is showing people that just looking at the tree you can see its beautiful and full of flowers but when you get close and truly look deep you can see skeletons and death this shows how you cant see someone mental health on the outside its only when you get close you can see it.
this idea is taking for ever as it is the size of 6 A1 piece of paper. so it will be a while before it is finished
this is a very important piece to me, in the middle fo the night i needed to let go of some emotions and i started to do this. it is made up of loads of different materials i had.
prints – i made
hand prints – acrylic paint
printed bubble wrap
this is a development on the tasks we where giving to get our emotions onto paper. all the different piece are used for different reason and this will be explained in the SDR as they are privet.
i feel this might be the main piece in this body of works and i might see if i can develop it in this project but i will defiantly develop it in my private study.
i wanted to show a person cluttered brain in a physical cluttered way. so i started by finding random material i could stick on the paper this also included bumpy materials and bubble wrap to print with. then I added in hand prints to show trying to escape and the prints I made in term 1.
then i used a photo of myself to draw the girl, I drew the girl with pastels I didn’t want the girl to have any emotions to keep with the idea there is more to a person in there head than you can see. so far this is my favourite piece.
form his whole project I feel the tasks where the hardest part for me. this is because when they where set i had something going on in my life and i really couldn’t do them.
from one of the task it really helped me understand more on how to express feelings through art. this then led me to do a piece of art in the middle of the night.
though this piece I had to think about what marks and objects to draw to convey how i feel. i found this challenging but i did develop this is to a more directed piece and it will be in my next post.
another task we did was to go outside and make something out of nature, i feel i could have developed this idea a lot more than i did. i feel i could use this idea more within my work too see where i could take it. (i have lost the photos for these)
This is what i have drawn on to the glass I was showing how even if someone says they are ok behind that lie can be so many feeling and thought taking up their mind. i used thick black pen so when putting a light on it to make a shadow it should come out more clear.
this was the results of the shadows I am really happy with it but I would have to think of a way to get a stronger light to make the piece even clearer and better. I really do like this idea and i want to try it more and think of better way to present it.
This is a drawing i did to show how you can look at someone and see them calm when there could be loads of emotions going around there head.
This was me marking out the masking tape from the drawing I made, then I started to use a marker to draw within the tape. this was easier than I thought to do and I was just going to leave it on the glass but then I saw the shadow it made so I decided to look into making shadows as well.
these are the shadows that they made (you can just see them) I really liked this idea and decided to do more to look into it.
As I am looking into shadows i saw her work when on a virtual gallery (Trinity buoy whart). I decided to look into these works as they are similar to mine. the collection is called ‘light and darkness’ and mainly shows white and black giving the effect of shadows.
the photo are on the link im not going to put them on here due to copy right, but they are called beyond confinement (and the number of the piece) there was 6 of these. and then there is more, what was in the gallery was the beyond confinement 1,2 and 3.
her work is simple yet seems like there it a lot to get from it. I really like how it is so close up it makes you guess what it is. I feel these are either drawn or painted unlike mine that are actual shadows. but this have given me an idea if i can draw with actual objects to draw a shadow on a wall.
as i was looking up ideas for another project i came across Tim Noble and Sue Webster. these two artist work together to create many different piece of works.
the main work i am interested in is how they use light to make art. in a project they did together, they used rubbish to create a shadow. these are some of their works.
these are so creative and i really enjoy them in both the idea of using rubbish but also the outcome of the works. this has inspired me to looking into shadows and manipulating light. this has led to me thinking how i can use some glass that i found.
this is the eye i drew and painted, i am really happy with how it came out. i used pencils to draw out the plan for the eye, then i started in with the water colour base and started to build this up. to add the finer details i used colour pencils and a white pen.
these last touches really made the realistic effect i was looking for. This really was a turning point for my body of work as it made me connect with the eye more. this was from the idea of eye contact and how the eye is the gateway to the soul.