Statement of Intent
SECTION ONE – Your Final Major Project
The title of my project is Urban Environments and for the project I intend to look at exploring several techniques and ranges of mediums and also create both 2D and 3D work that will communicate and show run down derelict areas and also create contemporary artwork that will relate to a large audience due to how more buildings are becoming derelict and businesses are having to sell premises because of the economic climate and the recession.
An example of this is HMV and how the Bolton and
SECTION TWO – Influences, Research, Sources and Ideas
My influences for the project are Street Art, as this is the most contemporary art form and to create stencils in the style of Banksy would very much emphasise the urban feel. Other street artists such as Slinkachu, Dave The Chimp, Shepard Fairey I will create outcomes for and also look at the work of various illustrators such as Dran and Herakut as their visual style relates and works well with the decay of the urban surroundings.
Derelict locations are places I intend to research and also photographers who have looked at this for their subject matter such as Rut Blees Luxemburg. Aspects of photography such as candied and posed portraits I am going to create and research for that part of the project will also be done.
SECTION THREE – Techniques, Processes and Timescale
The techniques/processes I will be creating are elements of printmaking, painting and drawing, 3D/2D,mixed media, image transfer, layered acetate samples.
· WEEKS 1-3-Primary Research (photography and drawing using line, ink, pencil, charcoal.) Artist Research (Both Internet/On location) Produce a mind map and SOI.
· WEEKS 2-5-Samples: Stencil Printing, lino drawing, Photoshop, painting, mixed media, clay work, image transfer (Impasto,) thread drawing, layered acetate drawing.
· WEEKS 6-7-Develop the most effective ideas from weeks 2-5. Focus: Refining, explore composition, combine techniques, explore scale etc.
· WEEKS 7-9-Create and display final outcome(s) and evaluate.
SECTION FOUR – Method of Evaluation
When I review my work, written annotation will be done to discuss and review the strengths, weaknesses and improvements for each design I create. I will write up a final evaluation discussing my opinions on the way the project went as a whole. To further add to the evaluation stage, I will also create a questionnaire as a means of peer evaluation in order to get my peers perspectives on my artwork and ways in which they think I could improve my project work. For the project I am also going to create a blog and have a visual representation of the progression of my project and this as well will also be annotated showing the development.