Monday, 13 December 2010
Well hello there!
I have wanted to do work about the student protests and the whole political situation for the last couple of weeks but wasn't sure how to get my ideas out conceptually about it. I was listening to some Metallica and the song "Nothing Else Matters" and it just clicked. I wanted to show how the government are undermining arts and the education by putting collages of them on the text, like they are shards of glass (which was one of the aesthetics of the protest). I was using masking tape as it has a lovely fragility yet strength to it.
The other sculpture I have been working on is expanding the use of gum strip, exploring the idea of touch, but in a confined way by using the hula hoop as a barrier.