I have posted my work-in-progress and finished 3-d skull object. To be reminded visit here. During the process of making a few samples and the finished object – I began to amass a considerable amount of remnant pattern cut-outs. I saved these for a rainy day – only to realise that I was left with a lot of curves – like curves of an armhole, neck, crotch of a trouser etc – which I could paste in a way that the negative space creates skull collages. Please see below some initial ideas.
I was going about the process in a very arbitrary way. I was looking at photographs while pasting the pieces – so there is a shape being formed and one can see a skull; however, I wanted to achieve a more accurate outline of my 3-d skull. In a conversation with my friend and artist Ed Burton came up with the idea of projecting the skull on a wall and working with shadows. This also promoted the 2-min film, directed by Ed, who also composed music for it. See here
We then concluded that the best method to achieve a shadow would be to work with an overhead project, which I happened to rescue 2 years ago. See below photos.
I will post once I have done some more collages in the negative using the overhead projector as my guide..
On a final note I am going to get sentimental by saying I am so lucky to have a friend like Ed. My lecturer at Westminster once told me that throughout a creative’s career it is imperative to have someone you trust; with who you can have open honest conversations about ideas, experiments, concepts etc and my comrade is most definitely the eccentric Ed Burton.