A second set of images created from the inspiration of textile artist Sheila Hicks. This set focusing on the lurid red that tinged the pom pom’s and changed the tone of the efforts. One thing I really attempted to achieve was the scale of Hicks’s pieces, I tried to mimic that by zooming out of the set and photographing wide angled while placing the viewer as low to the ground as possible
Tag: Set Design
Pom Pom #1
This weeks Kick About over on Red’s Kingdom is the textile installation art of Sheila Hicks. After having to buy a new washing machine, I kept some of the styrofoam that came in the packaging. Call me a hoarder all you like, but I knew I could make something out of the grooves and shapes warped into the styrofoam mirroring the details of the machine. So I spray painted the styrofoam black and bought a bag of colourful cotton pom-pom balls to design the set of this miniature Hicks installation then lit it ablaze with some dramatic lighting and documented the process. Things took a more sci-fi, macabre turn when I decided to use some red gels – more of those attempts to come.
Painting With Light – Synesthesia #3
Some further light painting experiments. The idea of encapsulating a light source within a food strainer to block out the majority of light didn’t go down well, I couldn’t get a nice medium of light – the lights used were either to dim or way to bright. It is good to experiment though and whittle things down to see what works and what doesn’t. A few more experiments in between various arches with windows that bleed light from the street and then I think I will go on to some exterior attempts. I am excited to see what effects nature has to offer as our garden is brimming with blue bells and overgrowth and I wonder how the light will encompass this type of environment.