Tuesday, October 19, 2010

testing different ideas

I've taken a decision when it comes to my sketch for the public commission  - and reserved this week for working it through. But I tested other more or less serious ways of thinking before that...

first I painted the part of the school-building where my art piece is to be -  in scale 1:10 and in the right NCS-colours
Maybe the way to go was to use the disturbing elements (orange doors and windows) as essential parts of the idea?
or maybe happy healthy schoolchildren would be appealing? (all art is propaganda!)
or maybe I should think negative space and create trees out of the green colour - and add Snow White not to totally loose myself?
as I felt the windows were totally fucking up my canvas the solution could be to think in the opposite way; and make more windows - fake ones were figures could be seen?

7 comments:

Brian Sylvester said...

Alexandra,

Click, click, click...I can hear that brain of yours working through this seemingly impossible situation. When you hit the right one, you will know it.

I love the transparency of your blog. Keep up the excellent work!

Take care,
Brian

Alexandra Hedberg said...

thank you, Brian. I try to be honest!

Luise said...

I actually quite like the shape of the windows... I'm curious to see how you'll solve that problem!
The little pioneers remind me of my east german childhood, a little too creepy for my taste ;)

alexandra Gerull said...

What do you want the kids to experience when they encounter your work? Apart from the formal and material obstacles: Do you have something to say to them?

barbara said...

I like the idea with the extra windows and what you could see through those...
you're making this very thrilling!

Two Tigers said...

I laughed at your impulse to make more windows since the windows were the problem! This is so true! Sometimes the only way to get to the solution is to embrace what seems wrong rather than backing off from it. I have no doubt that you will find the perfect design in the end. And please don't give up Snow White! It would be great if she could have some special place in the larger scheme of things...

●• Thereza said...

i love how your brain works!
this will look sooo good