Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Go Do

Right, update since the last post...
I did a bit more sketchbook work and I think I'm feeling a lot better in my head than last week, so that's helping. I talked about my work with 'B' today and as far as I can tell the ideas I presented are of interest and apparently understood. I'm setting up a meeting system so that I can work on my weekly goals a bit better and it also means that I have to go into college, otherwise (and I hate to admit this) I wouldn't go in.
Some days it's so hard just to get up in the morning, but I'm getting better at telling myself I need to. I'm on a degree course and there is no 'free time' to waste.

Today has been good so far. I know what I'm going to do at the forge and this relieves a lot of the anxiety I have just before I have to go in. I think the worst thing for me is uncertainty. It constantly holds me back so I just need to find a way around it.
I am going to work on connection samples when I go in so that I can figure out how I will layer the material and indeed what kind of section I like. At the moment it looks like flat bar from my sketches, but I think a mix of lots of different sections would be interesting and could relate to the different sounds/phrases/instruments that I hear when I listen to music.

As for my research I am feeling a lot better about it. Research doesn't necessarily need to be visual. I just need to document and justify my findings and decisions. For example- I only work to very specific music. Why is that? What makes it different to anything else? What is it about that music which makes me feel the way I do and enable me to draw it? Are there other artists who also use music as their inspiration? What do they listen to and what shapes do they draw from it?
Look into synaesthesia studies as a form of research. Start to compile a research folder. It doesn't have to contain visuals, just a collection of information which informs what you do. This could be anything.

I think that I might try and add some excerpts of music to this blog (or link the pages) so that I can post some sketch/design work and show how it relates to the music. Maybe it would be more understandable?
I found a website the other day of an amazing glass sculptor, and his gallery of work can be viewed with music playing in the background. The same kind of music that I listen to, and I noticed that some of his work has the same curves that I am trying to work into my designs.
I am going to write to him explaining why I'm interested in his work and ask if music has anything to do with his work-if not, why has he added a 'soundtrack' to his gallery?

I now have a good idea of what I will be doing today and will worry about dissertation studies tomorrow...

Whenever I need to listen to something which will keep my happy mood going, I listen to a song by 'Jonsi' called 'Go Do'. I haven't tried to work from this music yet because I'm not sure if it is the right thing for my designs, but it might be a good idea to try...
It's not for everyone, but I think it's impossible to be sad when listening to this track.

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