I am interested in objects and what we can do with them in terms of Art and mark making. For my next few series of works l would like to push objects to their limits in terms of what we do with them to make marks.



This is a piece of work that l have created called Swish.I have decided to the rope that was split at the ends as it gave a nice flowing pattern. I do liked this, however it is too plain and white for my liking as there is a lot of empty spaces.


Before I enlarged my work, I wanted to do some experiments in my sketch book to trial which rope I preferred to use. When doing this process, I was surprised of the outcome as I thought initially I was going to like the effect of the thicker rope because it was rougher than the thinner rope. However, in doing these trials I came to the conclusion that the smoother,thinner rope was better due to the swish motion made when mark making. I think this heavily due to the split ends on the smoother rope.

Thick rope on left hand side and thin rope on right hand side.

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Working Progress

For my next project I would like to in large the scale of my work and the objects I am using. In order for me to do this, I have decided to get A3 sheets of white paper, rocks, rope, Red and Orange paint. As I was inspired by the work of Sam Francis.

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Ideas to take my work forward

These are just some ideas that I have had that I would like to take forward in my own art practice;

1. Filming my work from up above

2. Filling containers with ink or paint then mark making with them on a surface

3. Making work and then photographing sections of it to then blow it up large scale

4. Mark making outdoors