My Work – Term One Year One

By 29th December 2018My Work, Thoughts

My first term at NTU is officially over! I have made a video that shows all my work from my first term at NTU and also outlines my current train of thought in regards of where I want to take my work and the reasons behind it.

Recently, I have been toying with the idea of creating videos of my work and my practice in order to share it, and keep a record of it for myself. The chances are I will be looking at completely different things a few years down the line, but who knows, and I want to be able to look back at what I have done, the ideas that I had and how far I have come.

This video was created based on all of the work I have done in my first term of my Fine Art Degree. At the beginning of this term, I started with no ideas and no clue where I wanted to take my work, and now I have ended the term with a clear idea in my head. Admittedly it needs a lot of work and development, but I am much further along than I was, and to me it definitely feels like an achievement and something to be proud of.

I started this term by looking into the different ways that I could paint and the limitations of paint as a material. This led me to using all sorts of things ranging from paint scrapers to a piping bag to create different effects and textures. Since I first tried screen-printing last year, I have really enjoyed it and I wanted to make sure I was inducted on those facilities as soon as I could be, so I also did a large amount of screen prints this term. These were done from a film photograph that I took earlier this year on my trip to Venice. In my opinion, getting inducted in as many areas as possible is really important, because it not only teaches you new skills, but it also provides opportunities down the line if you want to expand your practice and use new techniques.

Wanting to find a way to combine these two practices and techniques that I really enjoy, I decided to explore other printing techniques which led me to transfer printing. Using direct photocopies of my little piped panels, I created these transfer prints which led me to the question – are these prints or paintings? I think that the line between print and paint is blurred and I want to explore the limits and possibilities of this crossover between two different practices.

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and I wish you a very happy New Year. I hope that you enjoyed the video, I will definitely be making more in the future as I really enjoyed the whole process.

See you next time!

Amelia Oulton

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