Thursday, January 24, 2008

Balance







The third of the four words updates - "Balance". This is the one that I was the most clueless about ... "birds and balance?" ... couldn't quite come up with a decent idea. Then my tutors saw this (see the bottom of the post) and said to go with it ... so you get birds 'balanced' on things (I'd prefer to call this piece "Perched"!).

Anyways, whilst I was thinking and planning out silhouettes I could do, I realised that a lot of them fell kind of into one of three categories - urban, industrial, and natural, and that's roughly how the three panels work. I still can quite feel my right index finger from holding my scalpel for so long. But I'm pleased with how they came out.

CRIT: Tutors were very happy with this - they said to go from our last review to this was brilliant. They said the frame could do with a bit of work (draws your attention too much at the moment) and I completely agree, and we talked about how I could improve it by painting and distressing it to be closer in colour to the silhouettes. But thats it! :)

I'm off to hand in my essay today, and then to a funeral tomorrow and a wedding the day after so the last update will have to wait a bit (also because thats the piece I had the most trouble taking pictures of!)

9 comments:

Lisa said...

This one is really beautiful! It is so much fun to see all the things that goes on in art school and all the great art you make of it. Thank you for sharing :)

Claudine said...

Both of these pieces are really impressive. My husband and I couldn't believe you worked the goose eggs with a drill bit and cut all those intricate details. These are great in concept and craftsmanship. I particularly like the aesthetic of the sillhouette piece, and I'm impressed that the 3 layers seem to work so well as a single piece.
You are really willing to put a lot of time and effort into the projects, and that can be rare in school when so much happens so fast. Congratulations Mithi.

Adele said...

Wow. Those are all amazing! You're so talented, love. You're incredibly brilliant, an amazing dancer, and so good at the creative bits! I'm thinking maybe you personify the final word there, balance! The silhouette is amazing. I love the layers. The eggs are fantastic, and the birds are gorgeous. Of course, you know I love the dancers :) But I think my favourite is the silhouette.

Emma said...

This is incredible - so much detail!

Carole said...

This is brilliant! I love the layering. You are turning out such amazing quality work - you must have a very steady hand as well as everything else!

janey said...

This is really beautiful. I really like the work you have here and admire your bravery in switching careers. It's so neat to see you chronicle your life in art.

Zara said...

This whole project is excellent! I LOVE this piece, I like the way they work as individual pieces and as a whole...also very impressed that you cut it all out by hand - you must be very patient! Looking forward to seeing the last word!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh my God! Gorgeous.

Amy@Pikaland said...

This is beautiful! :)
The detail, the colours, EVERYTHING!

Congrats!