Blog z Warszawy

Hi from Poland! So this weeks blog is a little different and will consist of a reflection of the crit, some ideas for Easter and some references/ ideas I’ve seen in Warsaw. Crit reflection Overall I felt the crit went quite well (but a lot better than the previous crit). Although, I think the speed…

The Game Changer

I’m interested in exapnding further the imagery and idea of ‘The Game’ for Tuesday. I like the idea of the city being a game for the players of the stock exchange to gamble with- their moves can make or break the city. This all relates back to  the 1929 stock market crash where the players…

The new Stock Exchange

After Tuesday’s tutorial, I have continued to think about my project and some of the ideas that came up in the discussion.   I have worked a lot on a site model of the piers, which will help me when it comes to space planning and modelling the building. I am awaiting new drill bits…

The removable stock exchange

Leading on from tutorials on tuesday, I have started drawing the information and reserach that I have done on the NYSE. With the understanding that most of the trades on the NYSE floor happen electronically, (with a few still traded by hand) the main servers based in Mahwah, NJ, I could propse to make the…

Post-Crit Update

Following on from the crit, which I personally feel didn’t go very well, as I was unable to fully explain my thought process and idea for the museum, which led to confusion about what my project is about. As I didn’t have a clear idea about what I wanted the museum to exhibit, I found…

This is a Continuous Odyssey…

So over the break, I have been thinking a lot about my project and how I am going to relate all the stories, journeys and ideas I’ve explored last semester to create the Museum of the Present: A Continuous Odyssey. Initially, I went through the portfolio feedback and started to look at what needed to…

Portfolio: A Continuous Odyssey

A Continuous Odyssey: The idea of a continuing journey, told though stories and artefacts, bringing us to the always present. My main portfolio layout has aspects taken from ships’ log books, which relates to how people would have arrived in New York, via the Chelsea Piers. The idea of the journey relates to all aspects…

NYC: Pier 58

NYC Visit & Site: Pier 58 The research field trip allowed me to visit site and expand on my knowledge of the city and in particular, Chelsea. I was able to visit the location for my potential site, upon which I realised how much the community depended on the Chelsea Pier Sports Complex and how…

Portfolio Layout sample

I’ve been trying to make my portfolio more interactive with materials to engage the reader more in my project, whilst keeping a portfolio format. Although the materials won’t be added until the final print, I have included pictures of the material samples I will include. The portfolio will be bound like a book, probably using…

Object: Book

The Book which tells the story of an area of London’s East End My object is a handmade book which uses materials to tell the story of the area from Whitechapel High Street, through Brick Lane, to Liverpool Street Station.   The Story starts in what was originally Whitechapel Library   Then moves through how…

Made Paper!

So after the paper-making disaster during the week, I decided to try again today. And it worked! (Well, as far as up to the drying process!) And because of this and the disaster, I learnt more about the actual construction of paper and the process used to make it- and its all to do with…

Books & Paper Art (Pt.III)

Interiors, 2014, Hardcover Books, Acrylic Varnish- Brian Dettmer (http://briandettmer.com/art/2014/)   For more inspiration on portfolio layout ideas, I have been looking at artists who manipulate books and their contents into art that tell a story. They are all very different, but are some examples of more sculptural aspects of story-telling…   Barbara Mauriello: Bookbinder (http://barbaramauriello.com/portfolio21.html)…

Behind the Book

This week I visited Shepherd’s Bookbinders in London and the British Library in order to understand more about how books are made & restored, then preserved and stored for public use. My first stop was Shepherd’s bookmaking supplies shop, where I marvelled at the range of materials available to make your own books.   I…

Some thoughts…

I will soon be looking at the physical aspects of paper, trying to see them in a way I haven’t before. This will allow me to understand more about the material and it’s physical breakdown. I hope to look at different types of paper under a microscope in order to explore the make up. I…

The Story Museum: Oxford

As part of my research, I decided to do some investigating at The Story Museum in Oxford. It’s location, somewhat hidden from the main streets of Oxford allows it to blend seamlessly into it’s historic context. ‘Speak Friend And Enter’ guards the doors, relating to the riddle that must be solved in order to open…

The process of bookmaking

So the make up of the book is relatively simple- the art is in the precision. As my first attempt, it’s a bit rough, but through creating this I can see which areas of the process work, explore my material choices and experiment with finishes. This exploration allows me to develop the idea and make…