This unit I had the chance to experiment with lithography which was the first time I have ever done it. I am pleased with the outcome, it was a rather long process but definitely worth it! I really enjoyed this 3 days workshop, I felt I was working like Toulouse Lautrec! I'm looking forward working on this again.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
The final outcomes of this Narrative unit is a set of 3 concertina books illustrating a tube journey on the Circle Line in London; each book represents a different aspect of the same journey. One of them focus on the relationship built with people I observed during the journey and how they spend their time while travelling. The second concertina book is about the sonority of the tube, where the use of shapes and different medias are metaphors of sounds, announcement and conversations. The third book focuses on the passage of the crowd throughout the journey, the space occupied either in a busy or quiet way where the sensation of being confined is manipulated by the format of the page. The protagonist here is the space where these 3 factors play an important role; they move the story from one point to the other.
Here are some sketchbook pages from the time I went to the Spitalfields market early morning! I recorded the venders getting their stands ready for the market. It was interesting to see the space filling up so quickly, people were rushing to get their marchandises ready for the customers.
Flower market under the rain