I have been researching a lot whilst I've been out of action. I had a car accident at the end of November last year and at last I'm finally getting back to it with university work. Its been a while and I'm so hyped to get back and catch up with everyone. Everyone keeps telling me to slow down, but I've been so slow for the last two and a half months and now I'm ready to rock, so slowing down isn't really on the cards!
During my time researching my new project, I've found some incredible artists. Some that made me wow, others that where huge inspirations and made me brim with ideas. I thought I would write a few up on here because I feel they have a lot to answer for in my work!
I also found Colin See-Paynton, an engraver who commonly looks at wildlife. The markings and his style are so beautiful and they make you see the beauty in the animals he tries to capture.
Jamie Mills and one of my favourite artsits Sandra Dieckmann, joined together to make pieces on endangered species of animal.
pinterest to search for a lot of artists as it is easy and you can save the images of interest. Also the pictures usually are linked to a related website, making researching stuff like this really easy and fun.
After looking and these artists and many others, I've have plenty of time to think about my next practical move. I would like to look at endangered species within the British Isles and place them in Urban areas. I think when people are surrounded by cities and urban landscapes, they can easily forget what natural habitats exist and what ecosystems and animals we also depend on outside of the city. I want to look at animals we depend on or have wiped out because of our modern way of life and what the landscape used to look like before we became the lead race.