2011 had its ups and downs, as all years do, but was still a little bit amazing. I always get quite sad at new year, I’m not a fan of change and the future scares me frankly. So all I can say is “bring on 2012” and hope for the best.
This year is dissertation year, start of degree show plans, figuring out what I want to do with my life… This is a little bit much for my head to take right now, so lets take it one step at a time. A new project to get into shall suffice for now. I got good grades for my work this past semester, but I want better. So I’ll get better.
My feedback seemed mostly positive. They advised me to look at some examples of architecture and try to incorporate old with new, rather than just ‘old’. I’ll have to think about that one. My wardrobe project in particular was met with enthusiasm from the tutors. However, I was told that if I’d made one change, I would have got a whole grade better. Which sucks to hear but at the same time, I kind of already knew this, I just didn’t have the guts to go ahead and make that change. The opinion was that if my piece had simply been an empty wardrobe on a bed of berries it would have said so much more. I was too scared to do this. I tried to highlight the point I was trying to make by putting empty jars inside my once-empty wardrobe, to comment on empty space. But they’re right, I should have left it alone. Need to take more risks and get some confidence.
Most of my work is brown this year. Just an observation. It’s all very old and woody…
I finished my capsule structures. I owe the workshop guys big time. The resources and advice available in the uni is very underrated. I wouldn’t have known where to start had I been doing this on my own. It was good to have consistant advice available but still manage to do the majority of work myself after some demonstrations.
There are so many inbetween steps that are never going to be apparant in the final assemblages. I’m glad I didn’t just buy hatboxes though. Theres a lot of pride when somethings made by hand.
So now that the structures are done, this weeks focus will be content and context. Getting near the deadline now…