I think I have finally worked out how am I working this thing out.
I began to work under the concept of Sustainability. I have narrowed down a lot. I want my work to reflect a Re-Use, Reduce, Re-cycle principle (part of being sustainable).
I kept thinking that I wanted my objects to look professional, I kept thinking that they had to be very elaborate and that they needed to show all the skills I have learnt in the past three years.
Off course, I still want them to look the part and I also want to show skills that I have learnt. On the other hand, I don’t feel now as if they have to be so elaborate. I think I have a good concept of showing things that can be made simply, things that could be replicated by anyone who tries. I think this is very important because it is one of the issues I am trying to rise. Re using is the simplest side of these three (reduce and recycle) so I want it to be encouraged. Lights, glasses and holders can be seen in this section.
The lights have been cut but I am still trying to decide for bulbs that will work well
I am looking at Reducing the amounts of cement I use for the works. I want to make functional items, like cups for examples. This is turning out to be more complicated than I expected so I am going around it.
Recycling is the most time consuming yet satisfying. I have been working on recycling the glass since the year began. Working with temperatures, types, etc.
Here I am producing lampshades and looking at producing home ware. I have been fusing and slumping glass. Again, working out what the best bulbs and bases would be for these.
For the exhibition, I have been playing with the idea of building a cardboard box structure to show my work, continuing with the concept of reusing. I would really need to commit to it so it can be made safe for the work to sit on and just as important keep it looking professional.