First of all I started by experimenting with my ‘document the day’ pictures for inspiration and ideas. I also had a look on the Pinterest pages and was inspired by the work of Guy Catling. I like the way he takes black and white pictures and romanticises with ditsy floral paper. I also liked the bold shout for attention writing on Tracey Emin collage pieces.
I purchased some gift wrap from Clinton cards with a mixture of flowers, leaves, butterflies and typography in warm and vibrant colours. I thought it was very whimsical and far to nice to be used as just gift wrap. I purchased two sheets at £1.99 a sheet and so the cost of my materials cost £3.98 and I could still use any leftovers in other projects.
I want my vis com piece to visually communicate the senses and feelings that i experienced while taking the photographs at Darwen cemetery and to capture the artistic ‘Romantic’ style seen in the headstone’s in my ‘Document the day’ photographs..
I cut the cross out of my black and white photograph and placed the gift wrap behind it, i also used the gift wrap and placed a cut out of a cherub taken from a gravestone and used it in the background. I used the cross I had cut out disguising the dividing line down the middle of the page. I had cut the bottom of the picture but left the bottom of the cross hoping to add spacial depth by keeping it in the foreground.
I was adviced by Joe the tutor to frequently frame my peice with peices of card to help with finding the composition and the aesthetics of the peice after it is completed.
I decided to use an old typewriter for some of my typography.
At first I thought I might use a full poem that I found on Pinterest but then as I placed the words I decided that I would just use some of the poems words like they are taken by the breeze and swirling round in a whisper from the cherubs trumpet.
I overlayed some more flowers and butterflies and added a contrasting verse to balance my piece and add 3 dimensional effects. I hoped this would ensure my design would be aesthetically pleasing. I printed a verse on black paper in a light pink and cut with edged scizzors around each word rather than the each letter which is unlike the pieces produced by Tracey Emin but I think they still shout for attention much like hers.
I am pleased with what I have produced and believe I have captured the Romanticism inspired by Guy Catling and the headstones of the 18th and 19th century in my ‘Document the day ‘ brief.