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Parallel Project Installation display

As some of the works too heavy to send i have made a video of them together .



Second video – different placement and angle.


Photographs :


Of course If i had a different space i would have attached 2D works to the walls instead with more space around them and the sculptures would be placed on individual stands so the viewer could walk around. But overall i feel that works work together and create a cohesive body of work inspired by the course and personal experimentation.


Below is a video of all the works ( parallel project and course works) together –  I feel that the whole group works together as one and demonstrates the connection between course work and parallel project.



Parallel project overview and works together.

My parallel project based on Found images, intuitive painting/drawing and sculptures that are inspired from the works made during the course.


Initially i have got inspired by the first part and the first assignment piece based on enlargement of an image(sketch).  As the course progressed  i got interested in the new approaches, techniques and the idea of “looking” for images, which still relates to enlargement of lines and shapes but goes beyond initial imagery. Parallel project as a whole was inspired and “found” in the work that was done during the course, and i feel that this connection is visible in the body of work together.

Each work took a period of time to develop, some are still “work in progress” – i do not want to rush and “finish” a piece , i am working on “finding” and “sculpting” it out and this can take some time. I believe that my Parallel project will continue to develop and some works will be changed later and/or modified – and this is a part of the idea of “finding” a work through process and connection/conversation with the piece through time.

I found inspiration and images to develop in my works and intuitively allowed images to come out through process, conversation between my imagination and experimentation. Of course research into other artists work  planted a few seeds but i found my own way of growing them and making the works my own. I enjoyed working in this manner and feel that my voice is starting to come through.


Artists  i “met” during research and the way they work varied from abstract  to making things, combining both and approaching the process totally intuitively. As a result of this my work took quite a turn and the resulted combination of works was inspired by the research, my own practice during the course and personal discoveries. 

I tried to look at artists and get inspired , not imitate someone but find my own way of doing and extracting my own inner voice.

Some of the artists i have got inspired by ( during this course as well as ones before):

Robert Motherwell for example inspires me with his use of line and economy of colour. He used variety of tools to make intuitive and free marks in his linear paintings/drawings.

Jean-Michel Basquiat approach was very emotional and expressive, to some degree  almost child like manner of depicting a subject, but visually complicated and engaging. Combination of words line and colour created an explosion of emotions and artists experiences. One must look closer to see more in his work – and find new every time one looks.

Barbara Hepworth – her sculptures inspired me to look closer and extract 3 dimensional shapes/forms out of my own drawings, as if letting the line out for a walk in to the world.

Gina Stepaniuk – her works are inspired by nature and processes around us. It resonates with me and i have implemented this in my works for assignment 5.

Rudy Earnst – free form artist, working using gesture and allowing the forms to come out during the process – looking at his work confirmed my feelings that engagement with the process is as important as the result if not more.

Antony Gormley – his site specific installations and use of his own body as a model.  The scale some of his works really take my breath away, the overall mass/size of the sculptures and the way it fits in the landscape creates a new perspective of the place they are in.

Leonardo Da Vinci – artist that never stopped looking.. My favourite quote ( as they say) – “If you look long enough at the wall the images will start to appear” works for me in a way that ” one should never stop looking , something will find it’s way out and all one need is to  is grab it and make it work” I mean that inspiration is all around us and as long as we look it will come.

Pavel Tchelitchew – his work can be quite dark but extremely creative, skill-full and engaging. Works where he combined imagery/shapes etc.. correlates with my idea of “found images” in this project.

Francis Picabia – i was really taken by the way he used line and colour to create a multi layered compositions, describe shapes,  forms, volume and tell a story. In a way this influenced the idea of placing my works next or/ and in-front of each other to create a layered composition as a group.

Louise Bourgeois – her enlarged sculptures that derived from the drawings she made. I can relate to this connection and idea of making a flat linear drawing into a solid three dimensional object. I find this very engaging, stimulating personally and see how  the work can become art of the viewers experience by sharing the space both occupy.

The works i have created for Parallel project are quite different, but i feel that they work as one organism that creates a cohesive group when viewed together.

There are a few canvasses – some still “works in progress” as i have explained in previous post, because they take time to develop and “come out” but i believe this is a part of the project. Some works are drawings on paper and some became sculptures – they walked out of the works done during the course and became solid.

I feel that the parallel project is a work in progress as well as a continuous work of discovery through process, combination and connection between visual and imaginative.

How to display them together? I am thinking of creating an installation , probably in my conservatory, where i can put works together and make a short video as i will not be able to send sculptures as some of them are quite heavy and tall.. I’m working on it at the moment..

So far i have made a few videos where related works placed together. Below is the  body of work for my Parallel Project: ( not in order of making)

  1. Sculpture inspired by Assignment one ( enlarged drawing)



2.  Sculpture Inspired by Assignment 2




3. Sculptures inspired by works for Part 3 ( Physicality and Gesture)



Canvass gestural drawing-painting: paints, inks, pastels, shapes created following outlines of my shadow on canvass ( took about 3 weeks) and intuitive/free mark making.


4. Inspired by works for assignment 4 and initially a drawing by L.Da Vinci


5. Abstract intuitive painting – natural shapes ( canvass)

6. two small canvasses – as a supportive group for the “found images” project

7. Drawing/Painting – found images , animal shapes. Watercolour paper

with another “found images” piece ( this watercolour sheet was used in the same project as the “dogs”)

8.  Flowing Flowers – petals on canvass ( will update the picture in a few days)

9. Abstract intuitive painting – Day and Night

10 Changing time ( might still modify  if i can)

11. Time and the viewer (ongoing work) part of Part 5 project 4 Time and the viewer

12. “cooking a Drawing” Assignment 5

with preparatory sketches












Assignment 4 and parallel project sculpture

I used Paint 3D to superimpose the sculpture inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci drawing on to a landscape. I walk with my dogs in this fields , it is quite open and i feel that helps to show how the sculpture might look if it was done on a larger scale. I like the contrast here between the white of the sculpture and natural colours on nature.


below is another one with figures, but i’m not sure if it works as well but it shows the possible scale.


below is the sculpture cut out.

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short videos combined




Using Initial Assignment 4 Installation piece i have photographed it close up to show shadows , as an idea to demonstrate the horse in distress , as when it is restrained by the cage:






Assignment 3 and Parallel Project sculptures 4

Apart from some changes that i have tried to do to the assignment pieces i followed up with the parallel project idea of found images and making them into solid subjects.

Because this assignment was about gesture, movement, engagement with the process and “unexpected” (to some extend) results i found quite a few linear shapes and forms within the works.

I must say that it was not easy to decide what to change in the works, feeling of making it worse creeps in even though there is a want to make it better. I have made some changes to the larger “self portrait painting – well, it definitely changed… I have stopped amending it as i feel that i need to have a “conversation” with it later in order to feel what else to do here or not?  I have used more media ( pastels, inks, acrylics, different tools and so on) and also during the process found” another me in it , sort of coming out from the left side of the picture plain.  I feel like this “self portrait” is my own journey to discovery and experimentation I’ve been going through during the course.  In the future i will come to work on it again, with more to add or erase but i have stopped as it needs a rest for a bit. To some extend this work was edited after being inspired by looking at some works by Francis Picabia “Transparencies” where he uses overlayed linear images to create a complexity and depth.

There is a possibility of Cropping it out and one of the possible frames is below, i will decide after discussing it with my tutor. It is on a canvass so i might leave for now)

Then it was two more drawings performing to music – i am still “looking” but not “doing” in regards of changing the overall drawing. I’m going to have a “conversation” with them and see if i can ..

But what happened so far after some time of looking at the works – i have found quite a few interesting shapes and forms that beginning to be translated into 3D forms. This sculptures inspired by the marks made during the process, as well as the final result plus the actual music that was played during the process.

I am using stronger wire that can support itself better and only a small amount of plaster, plaster cloth or none at all in order to capture the “fragile” “sensitive” quality of the lines/marks and flowing music. I hope to achieve sculptures that will mimic this gestural element of mark making along with some movement that vibrates the air while the music is being played. Ambitious, yes, but extremely interesting and rewarding process.

Bellow are some of the photos of the works in progress ( final assembly with the drawings i will do when i’ll finish)


Below is one sculpture against black background and superimposed using Paint 3D on to a landscape




Three pieces combined


Reworked pieces for assignment.

As advised by my tutor i have tried to reworked a few pieces. The one below i have added more shadow and defined a few lines.


Two below are from project 4.

First i have used actual drawing and made a new one that was based on the statement 2.


then i over-painted some ares on the finished drawing as advised by my tutor.







to be continued


What to submit for the assessment – course works

Video of all works together


Part 1:

“Printed Drawing” , Part 1, Project 1 Assignment 1, Drawing I  Assignment 1, Drawing II

Parallel Project Sculpture Inspired by Assignment 1 works



Part 2

Assignment 2: Drawing “Agapanthus”

Cropped Drawings, as discussed with tutor. : Poppies, Chives and my dog. ( they will be fully attached before sending and or cropped further); they all on white card but due to lighting appear different. i’ll make more pictures at the end.

Parallel Project Sculpture Inspired by Assignment 2 work



Part 3 – Physicality and gesture

New drawing based on statement 2. Project 4 and over-painted finished drawing.

Assignment 3 self portrait, reworked

Assignment 3 drawing, reworked

Sculptures inspired by marks from this part

superimposed one of the sculptures in landscape



Canvass “found images” drawing of my shadows over a period of time





Part 4

Sculpture( on its own)


Sculpture in the landscape (superimposed)



Photographed assignment 4 ( initial installation piece) close up with shadows, representing the horse in distress when it is in captivity ( cage) :

Project 3. Shadow of Roses

Project 1. “found Images”


Part 5.

Sketches for assignment 5

Part 5. Project Time and the Viewer


Assignment 5 – “cooking a drawing”






Parallel Project. Found Images – Sculptures 3, Assignment 2

Continuing with the sculptures. This one is to complement Assignment 2 drawings of plants. In the previous posts i have explained the process of making the sculpture using wire, plaster, newsprint, tape, wood, plaster of Paris etc.

In this sculpture i have omitted the use of heavy plaster to bulk it – main reason is because the object derived from the final drawing of Agapanthus and i wanted it to be more linear. Also i really enjoyed how it moved while deciding on the placement. I believe it works better being light and movable. I also used dried poppy seed heads at the end of the wire.

In order to keep it steady and retain shape i attached it to a piece of board ( this was too flexible and i had to glue another one for extra support). Initially i wanted to use watered down Plaster of Paris to cover the wire and make it white – but during the process came upon a few difficulties. One of them is that liquid did not want to stick to wire and kept running off – this and overall observation of the sculpture made me change my mind. I decided to keep it as wire – i am going to try and spray paint it silver later ( never done this before so will see how it goes).

I used remaining plaster to create textured surface on the board itself – this will add some interest and will help with the shadow creation as a backdrop ( as an idea anyway).

For some reason the plaster isn’t drying!! it’s been a week… as i touch the surface it feels soft and crumbly, falling off and definitely not transportable if has to be sent off for assessment.. However i do like how plaster appears on wire – hit and miss, in a way resembling how natural plants dry in the wild – not at the same pace, some areas could be decomposing ( darker) faster than others.

Using Binder i have covered the plaster and hope for it to harden before spraying. It may need a few more coats , but this is where it is at the moment. A few short videos with it being shown from all angles.

sculpture inspired by Agapanthus drawing

Combined video



Separate shots(same as above)