Etching: I had spend whole day printing another layer of colour on this print. 10 editions in total. Paul seemed like this painting, he encouraged me to print another layer on this panting. He said don’t worry to spend lot’s of time on a painting, he said he spend months to do a painting, too. It indeed takes lot’s of time to do a print, time on set up, thinking the colour, also the clean up. Next Thursday will be the end of this term, hope I can start another new drawing, so it can be etched during the break and ready for print for next term.
It’s a tutorial for my first term, only passing the first term, I can continue the second term. I was bit afraid that I can’t make it, but my tutors are very nice and encouraging.
Also, I have my marking criteria sheet. Most of my marks are in C, and two are B. (The marks range from F-A, A is the highest, E and F is fail) These two B are technical Competence and Collaborative or/and Independent Professional Working.
Others are research, analysis, subject knowledege, experimentation, communication and presentation, personal and professional development.
two main points are:
- need to speak more in group cript. I told them I am too afraid to say something stupid, I always have something in mind but I can’t speak as good as everyone else. Jo told me she said stupid things too… :p I don’t really believe it, but I really need to fix this part.
- Don’t risk and explore enough. Yes unlike everyone else, some is trying photography, some is trying video work, some is trying sculpture… I am basically always in the print studio. For one part, I think the print studio outside school will be very expensive, so I want to use the print facility as much as possible, but maybe it restrais me a lot. At the same time, in the first unit, I worked on the weekend, maybe it’s one reason that cause the achievement slowly.
About feeback from research paper:
It is suggested to look at photographs “in the flesh", having googled, still not sure what it is, will check with Jo. Because the artists I was mentioned in the research paper are all C20 surrealist artists, I could put more this perspective in it. (but at the beginning I was not sure which artists to put in, I was start with the idea, maybe it makes things more difficult) Leora also suggested me to look at conjoined twins. It is quite disturbing, but worth checking out.
Overall, I am bit happy I am survived, hope I can try harder (not get procrastinated again) in following challanging!!
The text below are the feedback from Jo and Leora:
General comments and advice on how to improve your work in the future
In your Project Proposal (and your body of work ) you articulate well the underlying themes of the double, the uncanny and self-portrait. However new words: self-acceptance, disconnection, doubt in relation to identity, which seems somewhat contradictory. Also there is a sense that you are challenged to find a convincing path forward with the work. The ideas you present as ‘end product’ are really more versions of the work achieved already. We feel there could be more potential to explore and develop another phase dealing with photography/drawing and the double, you’re not at the end yet, there is time to explore and expand the imagery.
You have experimented technically, in intaglio, lithography, photography and drawing and have achieved some technically advanced images. There is a sense that you are starting to explore the relationship between photography and drawing in an image. Perhaps the mirror can actually start to play a part in image development/presentation e.g. printing on mirror, glass? When you do contribute in crits it is appreciated and you give valuable comment, but we would like to hear more from you, you will gain in confidence and others will benefit.
Your wordpress file shows you reflecting and critically analyzing your practice, relating to artworks, tutorials and the course in general. You show that you understand your weaknesses, and now need to gain momentum and confidence to push the work to its full potential. You could spend time now thinking about the reflection/double and work in both the work and its presentation to push these themes. Keywords: strangeness, narrative, reflection, observation, double
Research paper Well informed research issue; you have identified and presented a broad range of research material to build your narrative. Did you see the photographs ‘in the flesh?’ It would have been interesting to know how they functioned as physical objects on a wall rather than digital images. It would have been good to narrow down the title a bit to explain that we were looking at the photographic works of two C20 surrealist artists (one influenced by the other) and some contextual research and analysis from this perspective might have added to your paper.
Your accompany your theoretical survey and subsequent examination of images with a sensitive and thoughtful observation and analysis. More depth and more complex speculation could be a way to build on this research, but nonetheless this is well achieved and will serve to support the development of your practice.
You draw on a very good relevant range of subject reference. The paper is well communicated and presented in a straightforward way.You have demonstrated self-direction and professional completion of research paper that contextualises and underpins your practice. Well done.