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.