We were set the task of creating six to eight collaged images, using text and images from newspapers,magazines etc. I decided to create six A5 sized images since I felt this size paper would give me a good amount of black to space to experiment with, without being daunted by a mass of white space.
After scanning through the mediums we were given I decided that I wanted my collages to have a theme of ‘a warning’ since a lot of the articles I read through were negative in some way or another. I also decided to experiment with the idea of filling the page with a single image/piece of paper and leaving negative space.
During this exercise I enjoyed exploring different composition styles and text direction. I also went on to explore the idea of having a 3D aspect to one of the collage, with one of the elements coming out from the piece itself.
The second part of the brief to was an ‘illustrated conversation’, we discussed our work and drew what was said, I found this experience fairly testing since I really struggled with not just writing down words, however I stopped thinking about it so literally and just started illustrating certain words and found this a lot easier and more affective.
After the workshops we looked at other peoples work, this was really interesting since I found that alot of people had completely filled their pieces of card, something that had never occurred to be to do, after I reflected on this and have decided to try and be more open to not being afraid of filling a page/area completely.