In the 2nd year we get to do some extra modules to complement our studies. I am doing a course called Art & Science Collaborative Practice. It's really interesting and it's taught by a really enigmatic lady called Anna Dumitriu. We were really lucky to go on a half day trip to a biology lab. We were using a really good microscope and this is an image of the folicle of a hair plucked from my head. I think it looks like a spider's leg.
This is from a really fun Letterpress workshop I did back at the beginning of term. We were all allocated a number and had to produce a 2 colour print using wood and/or metal movable type. I got number 8. I chose to go for a fairly predictable option and made an octopus. I liked him though... He's based on this little fella.. He's a blue ringed octopus and he's actually only as big as a golf ball. But he's really poisonous and has enough venom in him to kill 26 grown men in minutes. He's also the only octopus with venom that is harmful to humans. I printed a layer of blue rings over the fluoro orange. I'll post the results when I get the cards back after Xmas.
An A1 black and white poster about some sort of issue... or something. This one's about Zimbabwe and all that. How like Mugabe, like said he won the election and stuff, when he like, totally didn't. So yeah.
Let me introduce you to a friend I made recently. This is a Gyr Falcon and I was alerted to his presence by 2 magpies. I was in the kitchen at my halls of residence when I heard squawking. Being a twitcher (there's no denying it anymore) I looked out the window to see this magnificent creature being pestered by 2 less than magnificent magpies. It looks like the falcon belongs to someone due to the tags round his feet. He was trying very hard to get them off but they weren't budging. He seemed a bit bothered by the sound of my camera as he kept looking up to see where it was coming from. I'm pretty certain he knew exactly where I was. Anyway, he flew off after a while with the tags still attached.
These are some tests for a project we did before easter. I bundled lots of strips of paper together and dipped them in ink over night. They produced some really nice results. I was trying to evoke a sinister aroma which I think worked pretty well in the end.
An A2 poster inspired by the quote "From a tiny spark, bursts a mighty flame". The photograph is my own and was taken from underneath Brighton pier at sunset. I had to leave pretty quickly though cause there were a few odd characters around. These are the hazards of hanging around under piers.