Selected sentence from the Nursery Rhyme:
The dish ran away with the spoon
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Initially, I couldn’t confirm the nursery rhyme that I’d like to work on as I am afraid that I may be swayed by the examples given in the brief, or that the nursery rhyme’s part of speech may make me feel too influenced to create some thing too literal. When I figured that I want to work on “the dish ran away with the spoon”, I tried downloading some items and converted them to dingbats or icons as learnt in lesson. I placed them together and attempted to form compositions which are not too literal and yet conveys the message. However, there are just some that I didn’t quite like it myself. Thus, I started searching on some artist that I have came across in the past for some inspirations.
Reference Artist: Malika Favre and Shigeo Fukuda
I love the way they made use of positive and negative space to create the illusion, or to lead the audiences’ eyes across the art work. Malika’s style is to not draw the whole entire piece, but to provide suggestive features and let the audience participate in completion in their minds. Shigeo often make use of the trick eye technique – positive and negative colours can contrast each other well alongside the design, forming illusions.
Through the assignment, I have learnt to compose an artwork playing with positive and negative space fully and explored various expressions and compositions from a simple nursery rhyme.