“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

In the studio the past few weeks I have been working with sketches and photographs taken from a trip to New York over Summer, at first I was mainly focused on the structures of the buildings, the shapes of the sky scrapers and their relationships to each other but as I move forward with my work I have been thinking a lot more about how I can tell a story, how I can bring my love/desire to travel into my work. My first attempt at this was to use old tickets and maps to make some paper samples…

  

  

I want to keep it delicate but structured and introduce texture/pattern…little details that keep people interested.

So for the past few weeks I have been fighting with context and experimenting with materials. I hope to get on the laser cutter next week and do a bit of photo etching and I plan to have at least 10 decent samples by the end of the week. So we’ll see where that takes me.

 

kM

“Are you ready for the hardest year of your lives?”

Here I am in my final year of jewellery and metal design at Duncan of Jordanstone, still not entirely sure what I want to do with my life and with absolutely no idea where the time has gone but still loving it! 4 weeks into the semester I have been sketching, making samples, researching for my dissertation (aka business proposal/enterprise report), thinking a lot about the future and trying to stay motivated and inspired rather than panicked.

I’ve started a few things and have some plans but nothing set in stone as of yet, however I’d say it’s going well so far.

I’ll be using this blog to record my work/thoughts/inspiration and keep anyone interested up to date with what I’m doing.

kM