Oow, I like...
that people thought the 'beaks' were teath (interesting)
visual prompts to stories
aspire for beauty
photos (Thanks to Cameron Johns)
happy with engagement (audience/peers responded with enthusiasm, lots of references & comments that related to their own childhood)
allowing healing (keep approachable to others- ambiguous)
(portray elements of a narrative)
white=death? (interesting layer to re-birth)
audio loop of stories
I don't feel I need to choose between a desire to unravel and a desire to protect.
Perhaps my goal is to allow exposure and unravelling through increasingly less 'unconscious' protection and increasingly more 'conscious' protection (self preservation).
Honours: peer feedback
'The Story Teller'
(puppets & starring John Hurt: dark, bent & fun fables/fairytales)
'Fantastic Mr Fox'
(by Wes Anderson, consider colour, techinique, hand-made creatures & set/fantasy world)
(words to support work)
'The Cabinet of curiosity'
'The Ugly Duckling'
(Hans C. Anderson)
(babies - beaks & legs)
(white paint/toothpaste, don't over do it)
(by Mark Quinn)
'The story teller: essays illuminations'
Sydney Sherman (photography)
(circle then doesn't quite resolve)
white = death, equal to red
'Sam Taylor Woods'
(fruit - decay is beautiful)
(artist & story teller)
objects are beautiful
(poignant & often sad)
'healing' is relatable
poetry & performance
photos = strong element
(note: photos by
white (to prevent sense of gore)
bird on flat surface
'alice & bunyip'
story flows to visual prompts
photo of 'teath'
(Beaks: Mad Hatter Series)
(repetition/composition is quirky and beautiful)
multiples (maintained ambiguity)
hints & subtle meaning
(paper sculpture artists & set-design head piece)
narrative follows sculpture
use of white
knowledge of children's minds & imagination
belief in project
'the first bunyip bird'
(bird on canvas = poignant)
(turn objects into precious & mysterious objects)
white on white
central threads (darkness to resolution... shadows)
(clinical & contained)
(not treated with tenderness)
(fragile BUT permanent & cold)
red bowl (nest)
too many directions
avoid traditional for children with deep-dark, in your face, themes (narrative)
(doesn't allow the viewer to question as much)
work with sugar/marzipan
recognitio of sorrow/of trauma is part of healing
use photos more
walk around exhibit space with 'food' (bird bits) on trays
video story telling (performance)
tell story from in a vitrine
(e.g. bird on flat surface)
absence of colour
audio loop of story
keep positive focus, subtle hints with deeper meaning
if using container have it hand made & quirky
(for little subtle additions)
tell the story
(unique story telling)
reverse candy concept
(looks good but gory close...
could something look gory from a distance but actually be beautiful? e.g. negative appearance becomes positive hope)
museum box instead of vitrine (e.g. what butterflies are pinned in - to see close up, but not touch)
ambiguity (writing to 'mute' & open up to otherss)
let form be narrative
CHOOSE... (from tension between desire to unravel and protect)