February 1st, 2016
Last week in the studio I spend time on making tiny succulents. I bought new paper to work with and made a few in green. A day later while looking through Instagram I suddenly realized how “on trend” succulents are at the moment, especially paper ones. Ugh.
Now I’m not sure where to go with this. I don’t want to be part of a trend, but maybe I am getting sidetracked anyway. I set out wanting to explore organic plant-like shapes and forms, but not create literal versions of anything specific.
But I do love how succulents look when there is a huge cluster of them. Oh the repetition!
January 22nd, 2016
On my days working in the studio this week I’ve continued to work on a variety of paper prototypes. I’m trying to explore different forms, and how to shape them. I am impatient to finish something, so I decided to play around with some of them in a shadow box frame to get a sense of how to bring them all together. These are some of the sketches I made.
They’re ending up more pretty and flowery than I’d intended, but it’s still early days. There are some rounded three dimensional shapes I have no idea how to make so far, and I feel this is the key to making pieces for this series. I hope I can figure it out.
January 18th, 2016
I wanted to share this image because I love the way it looks. This is the view I enjoy of the table in my studio and I add to it as I create more prototypes. These pieces are sketches to work through ideas so it’s entirely appropriate for them to sit atop a sketchbook.
I am ready to move on from the brainstorming phase and begin making finished pieces.