Monthly Archives: March 2015

Mark making trials

These are photos of my Mark Making Trials, they were produced by using different everyday objects with black ink. I chose to use black ink because it contrasts against the white background and stands out.



This is an image created by a plastic hairbrush, because of the material used it has not absorbed the ink when dipped in. Due to this it has made whispy uncontrollable marks when printed on paper. I love this effect because it is not something that you can control.



I decided to stamp the bottom of different sized cups into ink and then stamp them on white paper. I do not like this image because it has left big white holes in the middle of the ink print, I think this is due to the ink not absorbed into the material. The other reason why I do not like it is because the mark created is too bold and too controlled for what I prefer my drawings to be.



This mark is created by string, I soaked a piece of string into ink and then using my hand swished it around my book to create the effect you see here. Even though I was controlling the string by hand it has created a non-controlled effect on the paper.



I dipped a sponge into ink and then pressed very lightly onto paper. This creates a very light dusting effect of ink almost like being sprinkled by a brush. This is my favourite out of the trials that I have done.



I used a toothbrush to create this effect. I brushed it around the paint leaving ink trails. I do not like this mark as it is too bold and too striking.


Mark Making -my work

Looking back at the artists I have chosen to research I’m interested in the mark making technique and drawing. For my first piece of work I would like to mark make with everyday objects, just like the idea behind Floyers work of using everyday objects. Firstly, I will make a list of the objects I’m going to use and secondly, I will experiment with these on a smaller scale before transferring them to a bigger scale.

Bart Lodewijks

Bart Lodewijks is a urban artist that specialises in drawing he draws marks on walls , he is interested in this because the marks are never long lasting . They are corroded away by the natural elements like the weather. Now later on in his career he writes instructions to the drawings after he makes the drawings .

In his latest collaborations with the White Chapel Gallery he has gathered a young group of youths together to make little captions of drawings and then asking them to go out and draw these captions on public streets . After seeing this work my self it is a real I opener to the expressive side of art .Lodewijks philosophy art should be able to be excessed by everyone

.Bart Lodewijks

Francis Alys


Green Line

Francis Alys he is a performance artist who creates video pieces usually based on cultural experiences . This is a new version of his creation Leek, in the version leek he carried a white cann  of paint through the streets of London to create a trail be hide him .In 2014 he decided to remark this piece of work but this time he renamed the peace green line, in this piece of work he decided to go to Jerusalem and filmed him self moving with a green cann of paint be hide him to create a continues  line.

Francis Alys

Ceal Floyer-Ink on paper


Ink on paper

This piece by Floyer was also exhibited in the Lisson  gallery along side Taking the line for a walk in 2014 .This is created by using ball point pens ,she drains the ink from each pen and completely empty leaving the marks that u see above.

I love the simplicity  of her work as she uses such simple objects like a pen to make such a bold statement.

Ceal Floyer


Taking the Line for a walk

This is the piece of work by Floyer  called taking the for walk this was exhibited in 2014 in the Lisson gallery .This is created by a paint roller being moved around the gallery until it runs out of paint.

I love her work because of the simplicity of it however she still manages make u think in depth about the work she is creating this can be most apparent in her piece  Light switch , this is a projection of her a light switch on to the wall .It questions the fashion of a light switch

Lisson Gallery