Project 4 review

Did you manage to make space move?

I am not sure if I made space move as such; the exercises I did in exercise 1 certainly showed how space can be moved visually depending on where the motifs were placed but once I moved onto actual designs I am not really sure. Apart from the drawing I did in Stage 2, Exercise 2 which really did appear to swirl.

What are your thoughts about the drawings you did in stage 3?

I was quite pleased with all my drawings, they were all very different but all worked really well as a source for further development.

Were you able to use your drawings successfully as a basis for further work? Are there any other things you would like to try?

Yes I was able to use the drawings to base further work on, in fact I had to stop myself as so many ideas were coming from them that I think I would be still here in a years time if I hadn’t! I would still like to revisit Lino printing which I have not done for sometime, Sun dyeing and gelatin printing. I would also like to explore mono-printing in more detail.

Now that you have a good working method, do you feel confident that you can carry on working in this way independently?

Yes I am feeling quite confident now that I can carry on working independently. I think it has taken until now to get my confidence back after a while away from study. Despite having the odd wobble during this section I am a lot more excited and confident about the rest of the course now.

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About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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