Zine Project – photocopier

Continuing the Zine Project with James, we began looking at the photocopier and how we can use it in creating art work. Since I’m working on a large scale within my subject work, I was particularly interested in the poster option on the photocopier, able to turn an A4 painting into a large image using 16 A4 sheets.

I chose an A4 painting I made based on the rainforest in Brazil, however, I struggled with the photocopier commands to begin with and printed out 5 sheets of parts of my painting, just slightly bigger, which is not what I intended so I tried again, and succeeded in creating a 16 A4 sheets poster.

When back in my studio, I began laying it out to create the image, but I was fascinated with my failed first attempts and started to mess around with trying to fit them into the larger image, thus creating a slightly collaged and broken up landscape which I found to be more suited to my memory of the rain forest.

This has impacted my subject work as I now want to begin looking at breaking up my paintings of landscapes to represent my memory of places I have visited, where some parts are broken up and blurry because I don’t remember them very well, or maybe not at all, and other parts completely clear as they stood out to me more.

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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