Initial inspiration point::
Roni Horn, Pinl Tons, 2009
***After looking into Roni Horn, and the way her work is focused on playing with the cross between masculinity and femininity in her artwork and her influences from her trips to Iceland. After looking through my list of ideas I have decided to collect a stone a day from where ever I have been in the day and will organise them all in small sealable bags and create a list of where they have been collected from.
My response after my first week of collecting is a small artist book, filled with responses from the stones. Based in this experience I have booked in to do a bookbinding workshop and will develop my skills and ideas from there.
I have also looked at the experimentation of paint, by mixing paint types with PVA and pouring it onto a canvas, seeing watercolour and its reaction on canvas and seeing watercolours and the reaction to salt. This has created a few pieces of experimentation work.
Hopefully I can continue to create works in the same style and have a collection of artist books to work from. This method of art as a response to a rock/stone/pebble seems to be working really well for me and I look forward to creating and collection more*** Same as post initial experimentation***
Since this post I have had a turn of idea, originally I learned to make canvases in order to turn select parts of the artists books into canvas paintings, however I felt this would still be too broad a practice, now, I continue to make the small artists books, with the intentions to create a large artist book as the end piece.
The method of storing my stones and documenting them have also been developing, this includes the box they are kept in for storage, the box features the stones, in individual bags, with date cards. The stones are all in order of the date found and can be used to follow the books. I have decided to keep this in the middle of the ambition scale, and instead of creating art for every stone, I am skipping past the weekend ones, unless something big happened and the stones look more special or have greater meaning (e.g special events) than average.
So far I have began making my signatures, however there has been a few more bumps than I expects, e.g materials, paper thickness, mediums and other issues, however this was almost anticipated in my first ‘intense and neat’ project, as i am a rather messy worker.