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This is my blog for my first year journal on the Interacitve Arts course at the Manchester School of Art. I dont really know what to put on it so it will probably be a bit of everything, my work, work and things that inspire me and any ideas i might have.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Darwen, Lancashire: Red Painted Red Brick Buildings

Red Painted Red Brick

The saying "Paint the town Red" comes from my birthplace of Melton Mowbry, when in 1837 the  Marquess of Waterford got drunk one night with a group of fellow revelers and literally went around the town of Melton with red paint painting the buildings. I was thinking about what the phrase means today, to go out and have a good time and let your hair down; and the literal meaning of the words. To PAINT the town RED.

In this part of the country where I live, Lancashire, there are a lot of red brick buildings that have then been painted red once the brick starts to fade. I thought this was a really interesting idea, all about restoration, especially when the paint starts to fade and flake off revealing the red brick behind.

Paint the Town Red

Red Brick painted Red.

Dalton Ghetti

Dalton Ghetti is an artist who make miniture sculptures using pencil leads. I think his work is amazing and intricate, I like artists who work in minature and it reminds me and influences me when thinking about my Dolls House project.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Gulivers Travels

The pop-up ship I made in the middle of a book of Gulivers Travels.

Old Work

This is some work from a project I did in foundation. I went out and took photographs of car lights in motion at night, I then printed them out and dyed them in the bath using brusho powder. I used bleach in places to remove the printer ink and write the street names into the photographs/ It is the colours and hazey style the images are in that I like and want to explore further with my new project. 

Rankin's Destroy Project

Rankins project "Destroy" where musicians edit, transform and destroy their portraits taken by Rankin. I love the idea of manipulating photographs after they have been printed.

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter's painted photographs. I love the colour and texture he uses and the idea of painting onto ordinary photographs or scenary and people.