Monday, 10 December 2012

Mark Making With Found Objects

I recently investigated the idea of mark making from found objects in nature. I worked with twigs, branches and bark to create the pieces below. My first attempt wasn't successful, as I worked on quite a small sheet of paper which restricted me from being expressive and energetic with my movements whilst painting.


I was happier with my second attempt, which was on a much larger scale (6 A1 sheets stuck together). By rubbing bark onto the paper with paint, it's pattern was transferred onto the painting giving it a wonderful grainy effect.

Although it was fun and interesting to try using found objects to create a painting, I definitely prefer using the found objects themselves as pieces of art. I think this is more relevant to the direction my project has taken, and allows me to delve into the fascinating art form of land art.

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