Experimental Surfaces II
Inspiration research #1
Overlapping drawings and patterns by Thomas Trum
Looking at overlapping patterns, also adding and removing areas of paint – continued study of home spaces, rubbings from textured surfaces and including negative space, layers and block colours with different opacity levels.
Using bits of foil to create negative space and also for stamping with roller. I noticed that the foil was difficult to get off once the paint dried, I liked how it accidentally tore and decided to leave some pieces and experiment with gluing more sections of foil in place. Adding layers of colour Final pattern (acrylic and foil on paper)
Dipping sections (acrylic on card) Using tape to create texture and remove paint Some paper ripped, just adds to ‘removal’ process and is adaptable. Final Print. I really like this one. Has a landscape feel with mountains in the background.
Testing different paint rubbings on textured glass Acrylic Indian Ink Shoe polish Developing a work (from Part A) as a rubbing stencil. Crayon over acrylic Adding Indian Ink over top Using a coarse bristle brush to create patterns Removing wet paint with scratched boxes – this feels a bit overworked and too busy now. Preferred it before I removed the paint. This was a happy accident. I didn’t like how one of my prints looked so I crumpled up the paper and later when I flattened it out, I really liked all the jagged lines and sections. I wanted to try highlight the edges by rubbing a little gold paint over top. Reminded me of Cruz Jimenez colour palette with moody black ink and splashes of gold or pink. Cruz Jimenez – Past Their Night, 2017, ink on paper
Inspiration research #2
Using objects as brushes or stamps. Allowing paint to flow freely for further development into experimental randomised patterns.
Using found objects: sushi mat, acrylic and water on paper. Both with stamping, manipulating the mat and rolling the paper itself inside the painted mat. Random manipulation Layers of colour The paper that I originally used as a paint rolling palette (rolled inside sushi mat) The fax paper liner that was used to protect my work surface, also rolled in mat. Here I painted a stone candle cover with holes in acrylics. Rolled onto paper – Another favourite outcome of mine. Very simple design but also has a lot of texture and gestural movement. The negative space holes have taken on a 3D appearance when examined closely. The thicker paint areas creating pockets of shadow.
Rolling the paper around the painted object Rolling the painted object in a circular motion from centre outwards.
Rolled over previous layered work
Using all found objects (painted leaves, flowers etc) to make layered stamp prints. Finished work (negative print green base – paint rolled over plant stencil) Finished work (positive printing) Finished work
I have also been experimenting with solid textured colours, torn edges and conductive (electric) paint for my Sculpture major. I’m currently in the process of creating an interactive sculpture that plays audio files when the conductive paint sections are touched.
Exposed areas – layers of fibreglass. Purposely over-spraying to create textures on a smooth surface. air bubbles become imperfections – pores and/or blemishes in the “skin”.
There is a bit to think about when using electric paint in regards to design. Here is some research around patterns and designs for using this medium:
Electric Paint Sensor Design Rules