Project Focus/Title: Water Remix Series
Media: For my project I created remixed images using photoshop and illustrator tools and effects to create my images. For materials and tactile use I used 8x10 plexi glass and then transferred the image using the Lazer Tran slide transfer method with the use of water and turpentine.
Size + Format: I created a total of 5 remixed images for this series that measured 8x10 to fit on the 8x10 plexi glass.
Conceptual Ideas/ Subjects: For this project I investigated the subject of water. I love taking water photos and the beautiful mix of blue color tones that changes throughout different bodies of water. My concept at the beginning of the project was to show the pollution that water goes through, in several countries in the world. After working a lot on that project It just didn't visually appeal to me. So I stuck with my strong suit, which we had worked on earlier in the year and remixed images of the water to make them beautiful remixed works of art.
Work Process on Finished Pieces: As I was working I came up with some issues on making my images on the lazer tran adhere properly to the plexi glass. To solve these issues I used turpentine to help the lazer tran have a stronger hold to the plexi glass. Although after many tests and attempts with the turpentine I did run in to a few problems with the ink starting to peel. I was also very hard to get the bulbs out of the images once the turpentine was used because of the strong hold it has. These issues were not resolved but after taking another look at the images the bulbs as well as some of the smudges of ink work well with the water theme, and with the plexi being slightly transparent you can't really see these imperfections.
Evaluation of Final: I am very please with my final images I think that they are very visually appealing and really go well with the water remixed theme. They are interesting pieces of work that are new and unique. With the exception of a few minor imperfections during the transfer method, overall I am very please with how my final images and pieces of work turned out.
Presentation: The presentation of this art work, ideally would be hanging in a museum with some type of clear fish wire or twine. For class purposes this will be presented on small clear plastic stands.
Expand Creative Work: If I were to expand on this creative work I would find a way to merge these images with the water bottle idea that I started this project off with. I would merge these images with type and take more of a graphic design approach to make a political statement with statistics and images.