Responding to my object

As part of the first session in the new project we were tasked with finding an object from a charity shop. There was instruction of what the object needed to be only what caught our eye. This gave us freedom to explore and rummage through the shops to find exciting things. As a student I use charity shops a lot for art equipment and clothing because you can always stumble across great deals and finds. The shop we visited had a massive clear out sale (even more reason to go in) where everything was £1. I cam across a white mug which had figurative drawings on it in red and black. The mug itself was an unconventional shape because it dipped in adjacent to the handle which gives the holder’s hand more room. I found this interesting because I’ve never seen it before and thought it made it more comfortable to hold the mug. It is pretty practical however, the dips means less tea or coffee!! Why you willing to give up that space or do you think a massive mug of tea?

After choosing the object we were tasked with responding to it. I decided to respond to the image of the mug rather than the physical mug. I found the images fascinating and very expressive. I started to look into life drawings and figurative drawing on the internet and in books in the library. I really enjoyed this exercise because it allowed me to create a lot of quick sketches of the human body in interesting poses using charcoal. During my degree I have completed a lot of interesting projects however, I haven’t really had the chance to use charcoal so I have taken advantage of this time to use it as much as I can. I really enjoy life drawing and attend many classes at home and at university.

Author: ninasartspace

Based in Cardiff studying Fine Art at the Metropolitan University. Originally from East Sussex. The career goal is Art Therapy with adults who suffer from PTSD and other mental issues which affect so many of us on a daily basis.

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