I took photographs of the work throughout the process. The whole album of the piece coming together can be seen on my Facebook page. As I worked on the panel, during the process, my plan started to develop... it got bigger and bigger. I quickly scribbled down the fantasy idea of what it could potentially turn in to.
|The fantasy plan|
My main worry was the time I had to produce this piece. I put my social life on hold and spent long days in the studio. This made me realize how much I love the Print Room! I have formed amazing friendships in there and driven quite a lot of people mad with my huge long scrolls of brown parcel paper, taking up loads of room! But I saw this as all part of the challenge.
Due to the size of the pieces being made I was unable to use the press to print them. Instead I planned where each tile was to go on the paper then inked them and printed each one individually under foot!
When working to this size things that seemed simple through your plan have the possibility of going wrong. Although creating test pieces may seem time consuming, it is always worth the effort so you can be sure and confident when it comes to making the final piece.
I cut holes in the piece and attached it with wheat paste I had made on to white MDF boards in 3 sections. I then took the framed piece Growth and Process (Specimen Collection I) and hung it in the middle section.
I have always been interested in the placement of artwork and how this affects the viewer and their opinions of the work. If a framed piece is hung in a swanky gallery space it is seen mainly by people specifically interested in 'Art'. If a piece is placed outside in the environment it is accessible for everyone, whether they possess vast knowledge in the subject or not, the work is set free. Yet this placement may effect the opinion of the viewer who would look at the same piece of art in the gallery in a totally different way. I made this piece to challenge and question the positioning of an art piece and how it affects different people's opinions.
|Growth and Process x Faith and Belief|
I just had to throw in this one with me in the middle so the true scale of the piece can be shown!