For the final hand in, as my Beyond limits project was a 3d installation (sculptures) and I do not want to include any 3d pieces on my portfolio I decided to photograph them to keep a record.
Meet my burnt brains! What happens when you overthink…
This morning, I woke up and went to bake the brains but I read the instruction wrong and set the oven at a really high temperature. After 15 minutes, something smelt like burned so I went to the kitchen and it was all cover in smoke … Lesson learned! First baking trial- failed.
Ps: good news, I didn’t set my house on fire
What better way to see if ideas work than to leave the sketchbook on one side and start experimenting! I went to buy some polymer clay, so I could start sculting and getting a 3d idea of what i would like to do.First time using this kind of clay, and I have to admit that I really enjoyed it.
After a few failed experiments I decided to research some techniques from youtube and my 4th result was pretty good. I did only to halfs so I can bake them tomorrow and experiment with the paint.
If everything goes to plan, I would have at the end a total of 8 halfs and a whole brain! Sounds weird… Here’s my results until now
The brain, in my opinion, the most interesting organ worth studying. Scientists believe that our right side of the brain is the artistic side and our left side is the logic one. So… how to represent this idea? and what’s next?
Creating small size sculpture of the brain cut in half in which interior will have drawings of different representations of the area of study such as creativity, art, music, maths, logic and analysis. For the display, there’s too possible ways, the first one as shown in the image and the second on a life-size brain sculpture cut in half making it more clear.
How to make it? after researching different materials I found that the easiest and better way to do ti would be to use polymer clay and then hand painted giving a move realistic look if done properly.
Still with my idea of using portraits for the project, I did more research and, this time concentrated on illustrations instead of photographs. I found this amazing illustrator called Robert de Jesus that turns portrait photographs into cartoons and I thought about doing it myself with my own style.
Being a makeup lover myself I decided to research and experiment with makeup to create different illusion and ways to make portraits of the same person change depending on the makeup worn. As and inspiration for this idea I found this video.
From this I want to experiment with both, doing my makeup in different ways and taking portraits or drawing portraits of different makeup trends throughout the decades, including what I would think it will look like in the future.
NOTE: maybe try and actually draw with makeup tools.
After being over a week blank with no ideas, I finally came up with a few ideas for the project. Started by working on the spider diagrams, a good way to write down your ideas and keep you from forgetting them. First stage done. Now time to sketch and research, choose a single idea and start producing outcomes for the exhibition!