Thursday, June 16, 2011
This project concentrates on Alzheimer’s Disease and its progressive, degenerative way of destroying the human memory and body. Using tree rings with a hole in the middle as a way of illustrating the disease in an abstract way. The work communicates the seven different stages of the disease through a series of seven posters.
This shows the hand made folder and one of the A3 posters for the collection.
Captions of text describe a stage of the disease in relevance to an individual person.
Each illustration has been hand drawn, each different and each showing the hole getting bigger.
Using silk screen-printing for text on the folder, it relates the collection to Alzheimer’s disease.
These scattered markings represent the decay of the body and mind, each stage getting worse.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Experimenting with different thicknesses of fine liner pens and types of markings. Markings obtained from a book on graphic and map symbols.
Experimenting more with showing the idea of the image dying from the inside out, memories being taken away from the subject. Shape created by tracing around a photograph of an actual tree stump with a hole in the middle....>
After looking at contours and maps, this lead me to look at the line and dash types used on different maps. I felt this was a good way of showing these rings since it related more to the idea of mapping the brain and memories, but also the journey of life in memories. These line markings above are from the UK ordnance survey map symbols.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
These four illustrations above are demonstrating a humans life span in a way similar to tree rings. The average age that a female in the UK will live to is 82 years. So in this illstrations I have produced 82 rings of different strokes and distances to represent the memories in an individuals life.
Looking at tree rings as a way of showing memories. How they resemble a human's life span of a memory. This image above is meant to represent the idea that recent memories are more vivid and you remember a larger context of the memory. Rather than a memory from a long time ago where you hardly remember anything about it.