Nicola McCann

kmj3mcommission:

Petri Dish.
I created this ‘bacteria’ by using PVA glue mixed with brush inks and then editing the image using photoshop to enhance the colour and sharpen the texture. I think this work would look better on a very large scale maybe made from a thick application of paint which can be manipulated into these growing swirls. This fluorescent appearance could maybe be achieved by the phosphorescent paint.

Found this rather inspirational as I have used a similar technique to create PVA paint flakes

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7knotwind:

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses
Friedrich Nietzsche


KAREN GUNDERSON
ANSELM KIEFER
LOUISE NEVELSON
AD REINHARDT
FERNANDO MASTRANGELO
IL LEE
ARABELLA CAMPBELL
CARL ANDRE
FRANZ KLINE
SONJA VORDERMAIER


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Using the procion dyes for the first time for sampling. Trying some tie dyeing techniques by pinching small areas of the yellow fabric and applying black dye to these areas.

For the second sample I pinched the centre of the fabric and turned the fabric round to cause it to all gather in the centre. Simulating the physical appearance of a rose. Then adding green dye onto the red to create a new tie dye effect

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Nobuo Sekine - Phases of Nothingness (1969-2014)

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Attempting to create my own cracking paint effect. So I used a layer of PAV glue as my base and the added two layers of acrylic paint. Also while they paint and PVA mixed, dropping black over the piece to make it more dirty. As the PVA dries, both the acrylic paint and ink will crack.

LIBERTY of LONDON :

Established in 1875 by Arthur Liberty selling ornaments, fabric and objects of art from Japan and the east. As the business grew Liberty bought more and more of the neighbouring building that now form this famous shop. Building strong relationships with a vast amount of designers that where key within the industry. This drove other designers to want to be part of the ever increasing publicity from Liberty. The store has became one of the most prestigious in London.

RICHARD WESTON :

Found at the Best of British open call in 2010, Weston Scarves have a story as vivid as their designs. As a Professor of Architecture, began by scanning atoms and minerals. So fascinated by the depth of the detail and colour he went on to printing them onto Silk Scarfs.

I was immediately taken in by theses designs and how original they looked. The colours within these piece to be would be very difficult to achieve within a drawing or painting. These scarves show what nature can do naturally and how beautiful the outcomes are. The rich rustic oranges and deep ocean blues are so strong although have a slight look of decay. Due to the cracking effect present on one of the scarves.

Light Grey Cacoxenite Silk Scarf £175.00 
Orange Agate Silk Scarf
£175.00 
Blue Nephrite Silk Scarf
£175.00

THE RAGGED PRIEST :

Founded in 2007 but only selling their vintage clothes at first on eBay which had a fresh vintage style. These pieces became so popular that they went on to re-work vintage pieces. The founders then based their company in Essex’s. Having such success that they established a collection for TopShop, sold in their Oxford street shop.

Found this piece interesting as it looks slightly similar to a clutch bag I found at Religion. They both have the same style of leather involved within the pieces. As the cracking texture effect appears ruff but is still soft to the touch.

MOTEL ROCKS :

Established in the late 90s, Motel was created after the brand creators went on a road trip of freedom, discovery and fun across the west coast of America. Inspired by the indie vintage shops and thrift shops along the Californian coastline. The Motel designers wanted to bring these looks to the British public. Fifteen years later they are now a leading Brit fashion label renowned for offering unique prints, form fitting silhouettes and trend-setting styles that are loved by fashionistas to celebrities.

I found this brand while in Topshop in London on Oxford Street. I was immediately drawn to this piece due to the tie dye effect it has. It looks rather similar to the effects of quink ink and bleach. Also the effect within the dress has a similar cracking effect to glass or ice. This is a similar design I would like to take forward in my FMP.

Penny Dress
£45.00 
100% viscose