Monthly Archives: February 2016

Windmills

With this in mind, I wanted to experiment with windmills and how I could create a motion movement with outdoor and indoor elements.

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Lyman Whitaker

A couple of weeks ago I visited a retrospective at the Tate of Alexander Calder’s art work. At first, this was just a personal artist interest to me rather than an influence for my practice. However, going round the exhibition it came to me that a lot of his famous and earlier work was influenced by movement and amateur dramatics. This got me thinking of how I could combine my theme of movement with┬ákinetic art, which he pioneered

Kinetic Art

Kinetic art is a study of art that is created by motion. This is most associated with 3D works such as mobiles and sculptures. They can either be operated by man or a mechanical system. I wanted to research more into this because of my recent visit to the Calder Exhibition. During this research, I came across an artist called Lyman Whitaker.

Alexander Calder

alexander-calder-red-blue-black-cascadeA couple of weeks ago I visited a retrospective at the Tate of Alexander Calder’s art work. At first, this was just a personal artist interest to me rather than an influence for my practice. However, going round the exhibition it came to me that a lot of his famous and earlier work was influenced by movement and amateur dramatics. This got me thinking of how I could combine my theme of movement with┬ákinetic art, which he pioneered.

 

Artist Statement 2

My practice is still about movement and how we display and manipulate movement. After going to the Alexander Calder exhibition this has inspired me to develop another diversion in my practise of movement. Calder’s work is all about the engineering and balance created by suspension. However, I am more interested in how we can create things that can be moved manually or mechanically to make an art piece. I would also like to explore how I can combine this with my mark making and how these creations could possibly make marks from their movement. In terms of the filming element of my work, I would like use film as a form of documentation, as this is a successful way for me to record my work. I think of this as my electronic sketch book – a way of being Independent in how I can record my thoughts and ideas. I also have my own blog, this allows me to research and document my research on other artists and relate this to my own work.