Transformation and Repetitive Matter
10 October 2017
During my senior year at Montserrat, I would like to work with more raw materials, centering in on the world of abstraction and natural objects. In the spring, i stated that my project would focus on abstraction, and of more two-dimensional work, but no subject matter.
I want to focus on the present moment and the art, as matter exists in present time. I want to transform each of my objects that will be chosen to work on for specific times. I will manipulate and rearrange them in as many ways as i can. Looking for patterns in proposed fruits that i choose for my objects. I will reproduce these as photos, paintings done in stamps of repetitive values, for the fine arts realm that i am aiming for, and then also vectorize each for visual representation. These fruits, as current possible variables to focus on, will be both subjects and raw materials used. The use of texture, illustration, photo, and also typography, where found necessary, will create my visuals as a whole.
Mediums i plan to work with consist of; collage, two-dimensional design, and typography, utilizing space well. I will use digital as well as hand crafted methods. Moving forward, to prepare myself for this study; i took the class Obsession that gave me a lot of inspiration going forward with this idea. As a designer, i would like to work with Printing and Branding once i am out in the the field, still being open and universal to all bodies of work. However, that is where my interest lies. I believe that working with abstract forms, typography and two-dimensional design will connect well with broadening my capabilities to utilize space well, and make something catch the client, and viewers eye.
thesis proposal (15 May 2017)
Upon coming to Montserrat being a transfer student, a lot was still new to me in the fine arts realm. I started my artistic career late in high school when realizing it was the path that I wanted to go down for my future, zoning in on graphic design specifically. I loved to work with detail and intricate design, it is what lead my interest in the field. When picking a major, after your sophomore year you become more and more enveloped in the subject that you have chosen, fulfilling all of your requirements. Coming to Montserrat later, knowing what I would like to focus on, I never found that I got many of the benefits of experimenting with fine arts during my time here, because of being a transfer and already being ahead with credits.
For Seminar, I would like to continue work on my faults in design, rather focusing on, mostly typography, and composition of pieces. I would like to undergo this process by working more with fine arts materials possibly even in the world of abstraction. I would like to do this while I am still capable of experimenting during my final time here. Mediums I plan to work with consist of collage, two-dimensional design, and typography, exploring the curves in letterforms as abstract objects and how they utilize space. I will use digital as well as hand-crafted methods. I have heard that two-dimensional design is a great thing to revisit later in your career, once you have received much more knowledge on your given subject. It gives you a better sense of composition and ties everything back into each other. I hope that this strengthens my typography skills, including my aesthetics for design and finding palettes that correlate to me as an artist. Moving forward, to prepare myself for this study, I plan to take the classes Collage and Obsession if possible; both will tie in well and give me boosts in inspiration.
As a designer, I would like to work with printing and branding when I am out in the field, still being open and universal to all bodies of work. However, that is where my interest lies. I believe that working with collage and two-dimensional design will connect well with broadening my capabilities to utilize space well, and make something catch the client's and viewer's eye.