My portfolio project started with me looking at tipping points and the moment before the point of no return. On a daily basis I suffer from varying degrees of vertigo so this is what inspired the theme. I started by stacking stable objects in precarious ways and photographing them, which then led to experiments with breaking objects and ended with paintings exploring the theme of the Jonestown massacre. The massacre is an example of the human tipping point from worship to death
My work for the portfolio used a lot of everyday found objects as well as making implements to be worn or used and photography. I preferred this over the more traditional types of art such as painting for the purposes of my portfolio.
Another theme I explored during the year was “the City” which allowed me to work in more traditional ways using gouache, drawing and collage. I took inspiration from a horse chestnut to create a public space sculpture and also created a series of collages based on photos from around the city.
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