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.