3: Islands Imagined and Created, Cornwall

St Ives in Cornwall is a location that I have visited frequently for different projects in the course of my OCA degree. In particular for courses at St Ives School of Painting. St Ives – and Cornwall itself – is a peninsula. One that is in cut off in different ways culturally and economically from […]

Assignment 3 TeeTotal Street

This third assignment ‘TeeTotal Street’ produces a small graphic and text book based on a diary and photographs of a holiday flat where we stayed in St Ives in November 2019, just before the Brexit general election. It is a very personal response to my feelings of claustrophobia and helplessness at the time and doubts […]

E2.3 Developing content: Love and other Islands

For this project I chose the image and caption option. Using the principles of collage, juxtapose a series of images and captions. The images could be photographs, illustrations you’ve created yourself or found material. You could take the captions from existing sources or develop them in response to the images. Try and develop work that […]

E2.2 Finding Texts 2: ‘Fairies from the Dark’

The second set of texts were from a small cheap book of Cornish Folk Tales. From the book I selected stories that related to St Ives and places around so that I could better visualise them, but presenting a range of ‘truth’, ‘myth’ and imagination. The Sands at Lelant and Phillack – about the encroachment […]

E2.2 Finding Texts 1: ‘Cornwall on a side saddle’

For my first text I selected Celia Feinnes 1685-1703 ‘Through England on a Side Saddle: To Lands End pp?? ‘. About the Text Celia Fiennes (7 June 1662 – 10 April 1741) was born in Wiltshire, the daughter of Nathaniel Fiennes, a politician who had been a a Parliamentarian colonel in the English Civil War and the second son of William Fiennes, […]

E2.1 Visual Dynamics 3: Way to Zennor Collage

Create contradictory or new meanings by juxtaposing existing images and text through collage. This third project further explores different relationships between text and image based on a ‘bricolage’ sketchbook of collaged photographs and mixed media mark-making for which I created meaning through adding selected text from Rebecca Solnitz ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’. I […]

E2.1 Visual Dynamics 2: Lost in Blue

Use an image and a piece of text to create maximum information or detail. Next, strip back the design to maintain the same meaning or effect but with minimum visual content. Find a point between these two positions where there’s just enough information or detail. For this project I decided to explore one of Solnit’s […]

E2.1 Visual Dynamics 1: Life is Orange

‘l love every minute of my life… I squeeze it like an orange and eat the peel, because I don’t want to miss a thing.’ Huguette Caland I chose ‘Orange’ because I wanted to start this series of projects with something bright and optimistic. Initially I had worked with ‘Lost in Blue’ from my first […]

Illustration 1/Printmaking 1: St Ives

St Ives was a place I have worked on before for: Illustration 1: Assignment 5 ‘Seven Days’ drawings and sketehcs Printmaking 1: Monoprints and Linocut. The sea Landmarks Mining Hayle and Lelant 7 days photomontage