Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Ray Johnson

Ray Johnson died in 1995. He used mainly collage and is most famous for his work during the the pop art movement. He would sometimes cut up his old collages and use parts in his new work. He is known to have once said 'Chop art not Pop art'. Like other pop artists he liked to include images of famous icons such as Elvis Presley, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe. Sometimes he would use cardboard, giving his work a 3D look.

During the final project my work has a collage look to it. Also I have been looking at practitioners who re use things (Adding the DIY feel to the work)

Monday, 22 February 2010


(see research if you'd like to know a little more about what my final major project is based on)

This is some imagery Iv produced for 'cast off your watch'
I had a little trouble getting the message across, which is basically preaching not wearing watches as we as constantly dictated by time.

how to bo free

My final major project work will be based on this Book 'How To Be Free'. I'm really enjoying the book, which says a lot since I'm not much of a reader my self.

Tom Hodgkinson: the Author of the book dictates how to be free in the sense of not letting society take control of us. The book has a punk aesthetic as a lot of the book is about doing things our self, as the punk used to do in their lifestyle i.e cloths and music.

Here are some examples of chapters included in the book : Reject career and all its empty promises, Cast off your watch, Death to shopping, or fleeting the prison of consumer desire.

Il be selecting chapters from the book and making images associated with the message the chapter addresses