My name is Rachel, I'm 18 and in this blog I will be documenting the work I have completed at COFA.

Here is my initial documentation for submissions 3 and 4 from the first assignment.

I decided to keep these the same as they were strong pieces that I felt if anything else were to be added, it would just make them look too overdone. 

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10 months ago

Here is the process taken to complete submission 2 - the stitching research documentation.

I decided to stitch my main influences together as this is what I was essentially doing, taking bits from each and putting them together. 

You can see I played around with the presentation, settling to show the image outside as it shows the connection with nature my final product has - It documenting the Kokoda memorial trail

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10 months ago

Experimenting, Failure and Documentation

Here you can see the process I went through to create this chance artwork. I took my original homework task chance artwork and photocopied it so I would have many to make a large surface. I then:
- made mud marks
- wrote on it with marker randomly as well as drew a face with my eyes closed
- randomly splattered ink and paint
All the photos taken were by chance without me looking at it and in the last picture you can see my failed attempt. It was a fail as I didn’t like the transparency effect which made it too messy and I feel the different elements didn’t match together as one whole.

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10 months ago

Here is the documentation for the original image I submitted for the first assessment

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10 months ago
Submission 1 - Memorial Tribute
With Tibutes all around us, it is easy to understand  That these soldiers died for freedom in a war that wasn’t planned  The water shimmers slightly mixed in with all the tears  Their bravely wraps around us, to diminish all our fears.
 This artwork is a fitting tribute for all the soldiers that died at the Kakoda Track during WWI, Lest We Forget.  Learning Moment:
Through research and experimentation comes a fitting tribute

Submission 1 - Memorial Tribute

With Tibutes all around us, it is easy to understand
That these soldiers died for freedom in a war that wasn’t planned
The water shimmers slightly mixed in with all the tears
Their bravely wraps around us, to diminish all our fears.


This artwork is a fitting tribute for all the soldiers that died at the Kakoda Track during WWI, Lest We Forget.

Learning Moment:

Through research and experimentation comes a fitting tribute

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10 months ago
Submission 2 - Stitching The Research Together

Sewing means to join, fasten and repair which essentially is what I am doing literally within this artwork that depicts my research. Creating an art piece incorporates many aspects and a lot can be learnt about what other artists have achieved. Piecing together the different elements creates a unique piece in itself. It’s basic, it’s getting back to nature.
 Learning Moment: 
Reserch is Key!

Submission 2 - Stitching The Research Together

Sewing means to join, fasten and repair which essentially is what I am doing literally within this artwork that depicts my research. Creating an art piece incorporates many aspects and a lot can be learnt about what other artists have achieved. Piecing together the different elements creates a unique piece in itself. It’s basic, it’s getting back to nature.


Learning Moment:

Reserch is Key!

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10 months ago
Submission 3 - Solider Artwork

This artwork was originally created within our first assessment task – Marks. It shows the image of a soldier using the effect of positive and negative space, layered paper, woven/textured paper, newspaper and photographs from the location. This was created to represent the marks at the site that embody the soldier that fought within the war.
 Learning Moment:
Keep expanding on ideas to make them better

My original artwork (as can be seen a few posts below) was very simple and just showed the soldier on black paper, no levels, no tint to the photos, just pure cut and paste. However, after discussing the concept of ‘washes’ with my tutor in class, I learnt that it is important to continue to expand on what you do, so you are able to hand in your best work rather than your first work.

Submission 3 - Solider Artwork

This artwork was originally created within our first assessment task – Marks. It shows the image of a soldier using the effect of positive and negative space, layered paper, woven/textured paper, newspaper and photographs from the location. This was created to represent the marks at the site that embody the soldier that fought within the war.


Learning Moment:

Keep expanding on ideas to make them better

My original artwork (as can be seen a few posts below) was very simple and just showed the soldier on black paper, no levels, no tint to the photos, just pure cut and paste. However, after discussing the concept of ‘washes’ with my tutor in class, I learnt that it is important to continue to expand on what you do, so you are able to hand in your best work rather than your first work.

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10 months ago
Submission 4 - Maps

This map was created to document the historical aspect of the The Kokoda Memorial Walkway as there were many information stations with writing and maps informing the visitor of the events that occurred. I used a mixture of different types of papers, felt tip pen, ink and black elastic and while trying to think of different ways to improve my original artwork I discovered that what I had created was too much like the photo I based it off.
 Learning Moment: 
You don’t have to stick to the realistic; it’s ok to change it

Within my original artwork I simply used papers and pen to create it, and, I basically stuck to the layout of the original image. To improve this one I incorporated more paper colours, ink, elastic and expanded the roads on the map, making it more interesting and less like the original photograph and I even added a couple more leaves and incorporated more brown tones into it, moving away from the original image.  

Submission 4 - Maps

This map was created to document the historical aspect of the The Kokoda Memorial Walkway as there were many information stations with writing and maps informing the visitor of the events that occurred. I used a mixture of different types of papers, felt tip pen, ink and black elastic and while trying to think of different ways to improve my original artwork I discovered that what I had created was too much like the photo I based it off.


Learning Moment:

You don’t have to stick to the realistic; it’s ok to change it

Within my original artwork I simply used papers and pen to create it, and, I basically stuck to the layout of the original image. To improve this one I incorporated more paper colours, ink, elastic and expanded the roads on the map, making it more interesting and less like the original photograph and I even added a couple more leaves and incorporated more brown tones into it, moving away from the original image.  

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10 months ago
Submission 5 - Bits and Pieces

As a child, I always wanted to create something out of household bits and pieces. This was my inspiration for creating a face. A rose that sees, a nose that smells the flavour, lips that slurp and hair that never moves. A perfect face. 
 Learning Moment: 
You can make something from anything

Submission 5 - Bits and Pieces

As a child, I always wanted to create something out of household bits and pieces. This was my inspiration for creating a face. A rose that sees, a nose that smells the flavour, lips that slurp and hair that never moves. A perfect face. 


Learning Moment:

You can make something from anything

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10 months ago
Submission 6 - Made by Accident

Take a piece of paper put some scribbles on it, stick on some coloured paper, and accidentally spill paint – voilà - Art
 Learning Moment: 
It doesn’t have to be perfect

Submission 6 - Made by Accident

Take a piece of paper put some scribbles on it, stick on some coloured paper, and accidentally spill paint – voilà - Art


Learning Moment:

It doesn’t have to be perfect

Posted
10 months ago
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