i recently was trying to find a picture of something and ended up going off on one mooching through all my old documents from my old laptop including all the hilarious 'what was i thinking' photos.
while i was looking i saw a load of my old work from college and the begining of uni that was crazy to look through. i thought id share some of my favourites or ones i cant beleive it was me who made it compared to my work now.
NATURAL ORNAMENTATION - COLLEGE YEAR TWO.
i absolutely loved this project. one of my favourites ever and would happily redo it all over again. i loved the challenge of drawing human bodies, especially hands! anyone who draws knows how tricky hands are (anyone who finds them easy you are a genius!) i also liked painting etc this image because of how parts of the body are completely in darkness. i still have all of these hiding away in the loft.
|acrylics in a brown sketchbook. using a photograph taken from the internet.|
we thought that was fine to do in college!
|hb pencil. this was also using a photograph from the internet. this one took me hours.|
MEMORIES - COLLEGE YEAR TWO.
while i was in college i was in love with sabrina ward harrison. you can see the influence very strong.
i weirdly loved using alot of bright colours back then which is the extreme opposite to my work these days! it was also fully textile which is also something i dont gravitate towards any more.
|it actually couldn't get anymore different to my style now could it?|
LAYERS - UNIVERSITY YEAR ONE.
at the time i didnt appreciate this bowl/plate, when i look back i love it. it was based on the inside of trees and the rough and smooth contrast of the bark and wood. i still have the mould i made to make this. i might have a play sometime.
|plate? bowl? i don't know.|
|the inside was smooth.|
|the edge was left raw.|
|i also kept the textured back.|
RULE BRITANNIA - UNIVERSITY YEAR ONE.
i also loved this project it was also one of my all time favourites. it was the first time i really pushed myself to make something i had no clue in the world how to make and new it was going to take alot of work and was going to be very hard.
|the copper etched medals on my felted solder jacket inspired tea cosy.|
|the teapot that pulled every possible muscle in my upper half making it.|
|a teabag spoon. my first real cutting out job.|
its crazy looking at the things ive made and whats moulded me into what i am now. i have made things ive loved and things i dont even like to think about but they've all taught me my strengths and weaknesses. i like having a little reminise and thinking about how far ive came and imagining what it would be like looking back in 4 or so years and wondering what i will think about what i am making now its crazy.