Lost Histories

Author: Reporter, Development, Projects, Reporter, Shop Visits, Sketchbook, Visual Research, Walks

Reflecting and Refining my Idea

Looking back at my lino prints, despite having come up with a concept of a continuous print that reflects the continuous view of objects within the second hand shop, I felt a disconnection between what I had printed and what the objectives of the brief are- to explore the relationship between location and experience. Thus I decided it appropriate to go back and do another derive at my chosen location.


Type Spotting 

Author: Reporter, Projects, Reporter, Visits, Visual Research, Walks

Looking for Typography in the Surrounding Environment

Although drawing on location and recording the elements I’m drawn to was part of the two location drawing exercises at Brick Lane/Fournier Street and Liverpool Street Station the exercise also involved collecting examples of locally sourced letterforms and typography.

Being a Derivist

Author: Reporter, Projects, Reporter, Visits, Visual Research, Walks

Drifting Down Brick Lane

Last Tuesday was an introduction to the new studio brief that focuses on the role of the reporter and looks at the inter-relationship between location and experience. In order to to this, exploring geographical locations and recording experiential narrative is necessary as a starting point. Using Debord’s theory of the Derive, I drifted down Brick Lane and began documenting.

Indoor Nature

Final Major Project, Visits, Visual Research, Walks

Nature Drawing Session at the Barbican Conservatory

As today is a Sunday, and therefore the only day of the week the Barbican Conservatory is open, I decided to go along and practice my observational drawing as well as documenting the nature space as inspiration for my FMP.

London Walking

Visual Research, Walks

Dissertation Studio Introduction

Last Wednesday was an introduction to my dissertation studio: London Walking. I’m excited about what I’m going to learn through writing my dissertation but mostly because this studio focuses on walking as a tool for investigation that can feed into artistic practice. I was drawn to this studio because of the level of observation that it involves which is how I enjoy illustrating the most. Through observation. I see it as my opportunity to investigate my obsession with nature and how that relates to my practice, even more so living in a city such as London

Natural Impulse

Personal Projects, Projects, Sketchbook, Visits, Visual Research, Walks

Getting Over Creative Block at Kew 

Throughout the majority of my summer break, I found myself dealing with creative block, so I decided to encourage my creativity by going back to what I love most. Plants and the natural world.

The Shadows

Creative Industry Practice, Projects, Visits, Visual Research, Walks

Searching For The Beautifully Mundane

Brief and Initial Thoughts

First reading this brief was basically my idea of a nightmare as I find photography a bit of challenge due to my lack of engagement with it but I decided to do my best and

Man Made Nature

Development, Local Universe, Projects, Sketchbook, Visits, Visual Research, Walks

Window Boxes as Small Nature Spaces

After my first attempt at trying to find new nature in the Local Universe, I reflected an realised I was once again looking at wild nature which is what I did for my previous edition project. I thought that maybe I should instead look at the opposite of wild nature, and observe nature that is tame. Controlled by man and used decoratively.