Today, we began to set up our own personal work-spaces within the studio. First, Grant (one of our course leaders) gave us a demo on how to set up our work-spaces. First, we get a big, wooden board, about the size of a table. Next, we need thin planks of woods. The planks will be cut in two, with each piece acting as a brace to keep the board in place, from top to bottom.
After the demo, I started to work on my work-space. First, I had to pick my space and I chose the wall near the back, which has plenty of space. I picked the board, and together with other degree students on my course, we set it up. The board is used more for the other student’s space than anything else, but I didn’t mind. First, we placed one half of a thin plank on the floor and I hammered it into the floor. I tried to hammered the other nails down, but I kept hitting stone underneath. Eventually, the other student I was working with just used a larger hammer. I will also be sharing my space with Joe, someone from my art foundation. I don’t mind, I like Joe and we have worked on other projects before, so hopefully, we might work together on a project.
After securing the two braces, I held the board as the screw were being drilled in. I thought I was done, but instead, I helped another student to extend their work-space, holding boards in place while they were being drilled into.
After lunch, I helped to stick all the drawing from the London trip up on one of the walls in the studio.
Once we were done, our tutors told us about our newest, two-day project. Titled “Strategies of recreation and transformation” we have to pick one piece of work from our Museum trip and recreate it using 10 different methods (painting, drawing, 3-d, photography, etc). It must be finished and presented by Thursday. I have already made a start, with my first recreation being inside my sketchbook and, produced using chalk.The piece of art that I picked was one of my drawings of one of my two helmets.
I have written down more ideas for recreation and transformations inside my moleskin, which I will explore and practice tomorrow and Thursday, just before my presentation.
Not a bad day, though I fear things will get more difficult in the future.