Sunday, 13 December 2009

Here are some pictures of a few of my pieces I took in the photo studio at art school. It's amazing how much better these photos are from the origional ones I took.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Miro inspired brooches

Phew finally got my brooches finished today for my wire project at uni. We had to design and make either a brooch or a neck piece focusing on wire and line.

I choose to design and make two brooches based around a Miro painting. Miro's paintings are very bold and linear so I tried to stick as close to his style as possible. His paintings are also very colourful so I used a mixture of different coloured materials such as silver, copper and brass to try and reflect this.

I also Incorporated the words hopes and dreams into the brooches. I chose the word dreams because Miro's inspiration for many of his paintings often came from his dreams and kept a notebook by his bed so he could record them. As for the word hope well from dreams come hopes or vise verse.

I did originally have a highly polished finished on the brooches but you couldn't see the colours of the different metals very well so I opted for a matt finish which I think works better.

Tomorrow we're going to be getting shown how to photograph our work properly. Will be interesting to see the difference in those photos to the ones I have already taken. Anyway I'll post them as soon as I have them.