Degree Show Preparation

After what felt like both a millisecond and a millennium in time, installation week arrived. There were essentially three stages to transforming the area from a studio into an exhibition space, or technically four if you include the stage of repeating most of the painting after the gum-taped walls fell down. First was the blank…

The Degree Show Monsters

Progressing from the miniature experiments I had made earlier, I decided to scale them up into giant versions. Made from metres of calico and edged with black ink and blanket-stitched thread, the three monsters I chose  were  unique in both form and features, yet similar in style and material. I wanted them to retain a…

My Mental Monsters Book

Throughout the year, drawing has been an important aspect of my work and I have accumulated many monster drawings and sketches over the past six months. I thought it best to highlight some of my favourites and collate them into a picture book. This will be shown alongside my sculptures at the Degree Show. The…

Working with Plus Perth

As part of the research into mental wellbeing, I contacted Plus Perth who are a charity focused on promoting positive mental health. They agreed to help me with my work. Over a number of meetings, Plus Perth’s members were invited to draw their own representation of mental health through monsters. They were given a range…

Framing Monsters

  For my Degree Show project I decided to include an  A0 frame of  a select number of the Mental Monsters all together  in one drawing. It was also my first time making a frame for the drawing  at the wood workshop  in DJCAD. Out of other options I felt that framing the image was…

Monster Maquettes

  Developing further from my drawings, I made my first soft- fabricated models. These were made by using ink and pen – similar to the drawings- before being roughly sewn together with black thread to create the creepy monster aesthetic. I wanted to keep the details minimal, with pupil-less eyes haloed in black  and a…

Monster Development Sketches

  At  the start of the new semester I began narrowing down the drawings to three individual monsters of which I shall make my first 3-D maquettes from. I tried to pick three which all had different elements in their style and shape to allow me to experiment more. The  images show drawing developments of  the…