Earlier in working on this workshop I had explored simple nets, using vegetable nets and hessian but I wanted to explore finer structures such as lace. I also wanted to try using a candle which would I imagined produce a subtle shadow.
I glued together 2 empty CD cases to form a cube. I lit a candle and placed that in the middle and used this structure to drape materials over. I recorded the shadows on the wall as well as the effect of the light coming towards me through the fabric.
I returned to using text. I have a real itch to scratch with text? It seems to be the hardest thing for me to get a comfortable result from. Why I am obsessed with this? I’m not sure. I do keep seeing a large piece of fabric with some story or poem upon it with light shining through. I am unsure why I am pursuing this as it isn’t related to part 1 of Exploring ideas, where I looked at my ancestors. I do think it would be a beautiful piece of work that I would like to produce at some stage.
I am finding it difficult to find a way that suitably applies text to fabric or other item in order to get a good shadow. No doubt this will be a feature for me until I do find the one thing that I can work with.
Above the light was shone from behind as the paper did not cast a shadow behind it. I then coloured the paper, rubbing ink onto the paper and allowed the light to shine forward again.
It did emphasise the lettering but how would I use this? Maybe I don’t need to think that far in front?