After my work with sensory imagery was going so successfully I decided I wanted to pursue this in a different medium to see what I feel is most successful for my work. I researched in to some artists who work in the area of ceramics and was inspired by Ronit Baranga and Beccy Ridsdel to create my own three dimensional work. I liked the idea of having my viewers see a piece of work from 360 degrees and also really liked the concept used in Beccy Ridsde’ls work of peeling back layers to reveal something underneath. These ideas lead to my concept of plates and bowls being pulled back to reveal facial features underneath, therefore including my concept of playing with the senses. Below are the images of me moulding the clay in to shape, these pieces are now complete and ready to be fired once they are dried out.
I took inspiration from my last collage and decided to turn it in to a painting. I took some reference photographs and then painted a portrait with the mouth replaced with an eye. I like how this plays around with a persons senses and may also make some people feel uncomfortable, I want to be able to provoke a reaction in my viewers pushing their perceptions of y work.
I believe this painting has been very successful, I really like how the eye stands out because of the bright colours compared to the rest of the painting.