Using both the lids and the Petri dish as they show the Patterns at different depths especially if i have the bottom of the Petri dish facing the audience (image - green/yellow with blue spots)
Or using the Petri dish in the manner it is meant with the colour in the base of the dish with them covered over using the lids.(last 3 images)
Scanning the front and back of the petri dish to see how the patterns change depending on the side you can see. They’re aslo at various depths (middle two images) as i have used both the lids and the petri dish - will have to photograph from different angles rather than scan to show this.
Top two images the petri dish first looking into the dish and the second set looking through the bottom
The bottom two images are the same but with the lids.
The ideas behind my work have all formed around the ideas of cycles, change and development. This has initiated obviously from the ideas that the centre and innovation work on, developing the existing to something that works in a more efficient way. I have carefully thought about this throughout my work via imagery, techniques and the display. However, the reasoning’s for each are slightly different depending on their display (all of which can work either against the window which is my preferable option as the light emphasises the colour or on a wall)
This is my first option for a final outcome and my least favorite. I intend to have a pole that spans across the full length of the window (right at the top so not obstructing the window).Then have coloured thread which suspend the butterflies and possibly other metamorphosing creatures in front of the window. Each butterfly will take the style of;
that are encased in the PVA. Having the most fully formed ones at the top and the least at the bottom.
Coloured threads and the colours running into the encasing PVA relate to the fact that Professor Liz Towns Andrews want the piece to be a colourful/vibrant nature.
Suspended in front of window - I can’t have them stuck to the window because over time the sun will probably mould them to the glass making them difficult to remove.
Different heights – The most formed at the top to represent that breakthrough the final stage that’s put forwards and comes out on top – showing the development.
Butterflies and other creatures separated to stages like the example shown as in my mind it makes me think more about the development from something not so good to something beautiful and fully formed, into something that works. I have chosen metamorphosing creature as the each take on this cycle and drastic change from beginning to end which is what I feel innovation takes on from reading about it.
Encased – I chose to have the butterflies encased in the PVA like this because I was thinking back to see fossilised insects in amber before. I was thinking of having the stages of development eventually breaking their way out of the PVA mould to represent that breakthrough of ideas and the ability to move freely and express itself.
The reasoning for the imagery stated here is the same reasoning for them in the next two ideas for display
This is possibly my least developed idea but it is one that I have been thinking about as a result of the experimentations that I have conducted. Here I was thinking about possible ways for me to use this technique;
for the background, as it is one that I particularly like. The idea is to somehow suspend backgrounds like that, which I could in fact layer up with similar backgrounds or the background with the swirly ink, in a collection of backless frames (backless to let the light shine through the PVA). And have the metamorphosing creatures work their way up the PVA and around the frame in the stages of development.
Frames – It may be possible to do this idea without the frames as in a way they restrict this idea of freedom and expression by confining the overall design in a boarder of straight lines. The only reasoning for the frames is again to suspend the PVA away from the window so it didn’t stick. And it was a way to suspend the PVA that look like the one above in a more supportive manner as it is quite fragile and I wouldn’t want the weight of it to snap if from a thread or wire.
Another problem with this idea is that I don’t really have a reason for making the backgrounds in this manner other than their colourful which is what was asked of the piece and that I have been innovative with the materials in terms of my own practice.
This is my final idea and possibly the one that I am will aim to complete to present as the piece of art work to go in the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre.
I will use a set of petri dish and create as election of background all with their own individual combination of colours schemes and designs. Then I was thinking about having the butterflies in and around the petri dish. Having some of the petri dish left blank and some with the imagery.
Petri Dish – this will give the overall appearance of the design a quite scientific look relating to one aspect of the buildings use. Unlike in idea 2 this method of display also gives the style of the PVA backgrounds a meaning, linking the colourful and random nature of them to the similar effects of bacterial, viral and various other growth that petri dish and agar are used for. This links in with the work of an artist who uses similar designs using epoxy polymer, I came across them after I had thought off the idea, its entitled The Daily petri dish by Klari Reis.
I was stuck on how I could attach them to the window; one idea was to string them together by drilling a small hole in the petri dish and using wire or fishing wire. Then if they were attached to the wall I could simple glue them to a frame, but that doesn’t allow me to work with the window or light. So if this is the idea I do go ahead with then I must think quickly about how and where I want to display the work.
In ever idea the imagery has been created using layers or torn newspaper coloured with brusho. I have simply used newspaper for these as my initial plan at the beginning of the project was to work using recycled materials and innovative ways to use them. But over time both the ideas and the basis of my work has quite clearly changed. I have been asked several times about using other imagery, which I have considered and looked into but the use of the butterfly’s link with the bright colour scheme so to me It is the most fitting. In the presentation I will make it quite clear that I’m willing to compromise with the placement of the piece and the imagery used, just in case the client has other imagery in mind or thinks it may be best suited in another place for display.
Today’s presentations were really helpful. I came out feeling a lot happier about my work as a final outcome and with everything that I have done as preparation for the outcomes. Each person I on the presentation made notes on the work with their thought on what was good what could be improved and possible things to think about doing next, all wrote on Post It note which we handed out at the end. I have a made a list to summaries the things I should think about before the next official presentation;
How do the butterflies link?
Add more patterns?
Pick a set colour scheme?
More thought into how to hang the work- a development on what I have carefully considered
For the presentation- Plan Prepare and Be more Confident
As well as this I was asked a number of questions about my work which I answered in what I thought was a clear and confident manner. As I’m not really confident person I think that this was helpful as it reassured me that what I’m doing is effective and relevant. These sort of task put the pressure on me that I try to overcome, It must be working as a comment I got was ‘…project your voice but you did seem much more confident than usual…