By means of a diversion from the globe poroject, which is running alongside, I have been looking at possible ways of thinking laterally about my work.
It started with a chance comment from a friend who is about to embark on a textile MA course, which sounded very exciting, so I had to have a look at the course content. However the fees are beyond my means so I started to wonder if I could teach myself.
I've been working with the big chain fastener that I found on the beach, with a view to seeing if I could create a piece that investigated its strength and solidity against the fragility of the lace pieces I have been working on for the globe.
I started with 2 very loose sketches and some notes.
I then moved onto an A1 sketch as I was hoping to get more movement flowing. I worked from the chain fasterner with a piece of paper lace suspended above it.
I repeated the piece of hanging lace a second time to see what it would feel like to have the fastener sourounded. I also enhanced the colours.
I liked some of the closeup elements better than the whole.
I liked this black and white version too.
I also liked this vesion of the original sketch, it was a Photoshop expresss app, lens zoom filter.
These are just some loose ideas around a theme of strength versus fragility. More ideas have been filtering through while scouring the beach at Dungeness for inspiration.