Having to create drawings on a larger scale was tricky for me at first. It was tricky because of how daunting the idea of constructing larger scaled pieces would be. However, once I overcame the initial fear, I was able to calmly think about the task at hand.
I decided that I want to create large scale pieces that played into the use of mixed media as in the previous series. This is because I enjoyed the freedom that the mixed media pieces gave me in a creative sense.
Scale 1: Red Yarn and projection – 1000 mm x 2000 mm
To construct this first piece, I first redrew the two point perspective in a more rigid way and then digitally changed the colour of the lines from black to white.
I then constructed a backdrop out of red yarn that consisted of zig zags. To complete the construction of the piece, I projected the drawings onto the yarn backdrop.
Scale 2: Digital Projection – Size unknown
To construct this piece, I first took my three point perspective drawings and changed the colours to match the tones of the red yarn in order to have some consistency between the pieces.
This particular image (as seen below) is used for Scale 2 and Scale 3.
I then decided that I would project this image down the hallway of our studio spaces in Building 76. This was to allude to the infinity of space, by having it seem like there’s no end to the hallway and image.
The set up:
Scale 3: Digital Projection and Cardboard Boxes – Size unknown
To extend on ‘Scale 2’, I decided to place some boxes in the hallway so that the image can look a bit more whole.
The set up:
To show the scale:
Using the previous collection of liner and atmospheric perspective drawings, we then had to create a new serious of drawings in order for us to extend our predetermined mindset on the materials we use for drawing.
Usually when we draw, we gravitate towards regular copy paper and a pen or pencil to construct the drawings. For me personally, I used coloured pencils and an ink pen to construct the previous series instead of just a pencil so that I can show the different components that make up the construction of the installation.
For the drawings on a mid-toned background, I decided to construct these digitally so that the colours used could reflect the tones of the final piece
The found items that I used was a latex glove and a ping pong bat. I chose the glove to refer back to femininity, specifically the concept of giving birth. Since birth is one of the most powerful actions that a female can perform, I blew the glove up to symbolise the power within the glove. I chose the ping pong bat to reference the back and forth I face within my space. Back and forth in my thoughts, with the people in my space and in my actions.
When constructing the mixed media pieces, I decided to keep the aesthetic of the drawings simple yet slightly complex to match the aesthetic of the final installation and the images within the book.
Mixed Media 1: Orange and Green marker pens
Reason: Matching the colours of the final images
Mixed Media 2: Masking tape, orange paper, green paper, projection
Reason: The drawing then becomes a photograph, by having it be the same aesthetic and display method of the final images
With ‘Welcome To Space’ being an installation as opposed to a sculpture, I was conflicted on how to portray the piece in a linear perspective way .
Before I could consider how to portray my piece, I realised that I needed to first understand the two drawings techniques:
From the videos above, I found that the outcome of these drawings are simply to give the viewer as much information as possible about the piece, object or structure.
I decided that the best way for my to do so was to draw the perspectives of individual books and the method in which they would be hung onto the wall in their exhibition.
Using an ink pen and coloured pencils to construct these drawings below to show the different components to the installation; the book, the pages and the acrylic support holding the book up.