Tuesday, 17 November 2009


:Fine Art

The best week so far in the carousel.
It was free, expressive and experimental.
There were no guidelines to follow, no structure, you fed off your own imagination and motivation.
Wunderland - Winter Wonderland, where christmas is starting to loose its sparkle and is rapidly fading into a stark white nothingness.
Expressive and emotive piece based on my longing for family festivities!

:Fashion and Textiles-BAIT.

I hated every single second of it.
"What would you do if you had another 2 weeks of Fashion and Textiles?"
"Probably kill myself."
Anyway these were my two outcomes...
Amongst a beautiful array of garments, i was somewhat ashamed of my efforts..or the lack of !!!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

:Lens Based

A busy week of mess and debauchery.
I loved Lens based.
Animation was surprisingly easy and inspiring, a quick easy way to develope and refine ideas.
I wouldnt exactly choose this as my pathway, but, I definitely enjoyed it.
I liked the freedom, the raw messy marks, a quick documentation, a way to tell a narrative.
All in all a bloody successful week!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The Book Project!

:3D design.
The first of my carousel.
The week itself was very experimental, I loved the freedom we had to roam any subject we desired.
The only rules, to create something out of a book or a book to be the inspiration.
I started looking at Tom Phillips and how we manipulates books to tell a story.
I love the way he makes extroadinary things out of the extroadinary.
Its expressive, innovative.
I wanted a series of books. One i would of drawn into myself, the other made to contain something and the other to link the two together.
My theme-Life Cycles.
A study of life and death, the process of gradual decay.
Personally I wasnt very happy with two of my books.
The one book i did find had worked was the Encyclopedia which held a birds skull.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Sunday, 13 September 2009

:Phillippe Ramette

:Irrational Contemplation.
Phillippe Ramette is an Artist that believes nothing should ever be faked.
His photographs are about mans relationship with nature, gravity and weightlessness.
Ramette was reknowned for his use of metal and wood in sculptures, finally gravitating towards a more photgraphic style.
Ramette would still refer to himself as a Sculptor, going to intense lengths to create such implausible set-ups.
Metal rings tether him by the ankles as he hangs motionless from the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, his hair and tie pinned down to give the illusion of an upright position.
His work could be compared to Buster Keaton and his world of silent cinema.
Its capturing an infinite moment.
Its a completely rational and planned way to create totally irrational situations.
I love the way Ramette twists peoples perceptions.

Friday, 11 September 2009

:500 Days of Summer
A beautiful use of Cinematography.
Its cute and quirky.
Its illustrative style is strangely endearing.
This film captured my heart.
A romance all girls can only dream of, but, a romance Summer fears the most.
A story of Boy loves girl, Girl runs away scared.
When the lights fade up, you dont know whether to laugh or cry.
I think its worth a watch.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Blue Lake Revisited - Robert Cracknell.

Saachi Gallery:
"Starting with a Photograph" - Michael Hoppin Gallery.
Amongst the 6 artists featuring in this exhibition, I fell in love with this one in particular.
Theres a refreshing niavety about it. To me this screams a tale of a childhood disappointments and adult regrets.
Its the chemical damage and manipulation that adds the magic to this photograph.
Its edited to perfection.
Its poetic and raw, deeply personal to the artist himself.
You could feel the emotion seeping out of its casing.

One of the best exhibitions I have attended this year.
I highly recommend.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009


My first day at UCA. A mix of dizzying excitement and terror running through my veins.
The day was inspiring, I want to start makin a mess of the studios, getting project briefs and tingz.
(Above is my Summer Project result. A handmade book on a headband, relating to the unsanitary story of Alice in Wonderland.)

Monday, 7 September 2009

Dear Viewer:

I'm an art student from sittingbourne, starting a Foundation in Art and Design.
Inspiration: Alice in Wonderland, Getting lost in Fiction, loosing sight of reality.
This is a blog to show current or past works.
My personal perception of the arts.

Kind Regards,
Ruth Carpenter.