Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Musicians of Brahman ...

My ... its been a long time since I was here, hasn't it? Life has been quite full with family emergencies, assessments and dissertations - but its all done now ... Finally, we're on the home stretch towards graduation ... YIKES!

The last module was called "Preparation for self directed study" - genius title, don't you think? Gave us the freedom to do and explore whatever we wanted. And the assessmnet didn't mean we had to have anything finished, per se, but that we were making good progress towards finding our own 'visual language'. So, as you can imagine, I have a LOT of 'work-in-progress' rather than finished work. Part of the reason I haven't been posting lately - but I think I'm just going to start showing you process; and hopefully some of these things will come together for the final show in June. Enjoy!

Right, remember Mr tabla-playing monkey? Well, he was based on my original Asian musicians ... I then found out that each note within the Asian scale is represented by an animal ... I started running with that.

Here are some developement sketches:

And the finished painted animals:

The plan is to then make little hand-shaped (again, influenced by figures from Indian classical dance) shadow boxes with lots of layering. It hasn't quite come together, but you can see my test, and mock-ups. Am really enjoying this and hope it comes together well.

"Self-directed study", here I come!


claire platt said...

these pictures = me being excited to see your final project! It looks like it's going to be amazing!

Nina Lindgren said...

looks really beautiful!