I have now displayed my exhibition work ready for tonight. I am very pleased with my decision to display this work together the use of sesory imagery in the painting works well with the plates and the idea of eatinf from them. I decided to display the plates on a tablecloth with cutlery to juxtapose the fact they are not meant to be eaten from.
Above is my final piece in conclusion to my project ‘The Surreal Vessel’. I have titled the piece ‘Untitled’ as I want the viewer to add there own meaning toi the piece, amost titling it themselves. I also think this makes the piece more thoughprovoking and less mentally distracting for the viewer. I am very pleased with the final result of my painting and believe my choice of colours for the skin tone makes the piece particularly strong and interesting to the viewer.I believe that this piece achieves as I set out to push the viewers perceptions and get them involved in my work asking themselves questions.
I have now finished my initial painting and would be very grateful if you could answer a couple of questions on it. I will post the questions below the image of the painting and if you could answer below in comment that would help me out with my project a great deal!
q1. How does this piece make you feel?
q2. What do you think it means?
q3. Please could you give the piece a title you think fits.
After creating my previous painting and it being successful I then set out creating my final piece. I decided this time to cut out the mouth and restrict this sense as I felt still having the eyes in the painting would involve the viewer more in the piece. I will be able to add a lot of emotion in to the eyes and this is something that people can connect with. I also decided to enlarge the scale of the piece as I feel having a large canvas also involves the viewer further in the work. It means they can move away and up close to the piece inspecting it from different distances and seeing how this changes their perceptions of it. I also feel a large scale has a larger impact on the viewers. below are the images of my final piece in its first stages, it still has a long way to go!
I decided to do a painting which draws all of my idea together for this project, this will also help me collate ideas for a final piece, hopefully improving upon the ideas in this painting. I took a reference photograph to paint from of my own face, I wanted the canvas to be primarily taken up by the portrait as I want the facial features to be prominent. Once the painting was done I took a scalpel and cut and ripped the area around the eyes letting the canvas hang down the painting.
I then added the fake flowers to the piece by taping them in to bouquets and poking them through the holes I created. I now only have the wax to add to this piece before it is completely finished.