Stage 3 required us to review our experimental samples and try experimenting with them to create more ideas.
I tried illuminating them from the back with natural and artificial light, combining them on a light box and shining light on to some of them. Here are some of the results:
It is amazing the difference the different lights made on the samples. They changed completely. Colour was mainly lost with the exception of the laminated cellophane samples and they all took on a life of their own. Some became a little disturbing, some almost ethereal.
The bonded sample in particular looks quite fragile when lit from behind whereas laid on a piece of paper it appears quite sturdy!
I really like the knitted structures still and the laminating process has me enthralled.
We are asked at this stage to ask ourselves how we could introduce some visual sources to take our ideas further, add interest and give a more personal vision to the work. I have to admit I am not keen on this idea as I have really enjoyed creating without the need to relate it to something visual.