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.