Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Maddie Smith- "To scrape the stars into a dirty jar, with long and pointed nails"


I have left the circus idea behind. I am now thinking of displaying the film in a clear cut environment.



I am unhappy with way it has been edited and am going to focus on one image for about 45 seconds to a minute.

I am going to either speak the words of the poem or have them displayed as titles.

These are my ideas-

-“Sweetheart I like the way you shake your tail feather” Male eating a red feather, smoke and feathers.

 -“You are the queen of the bees knee” Cut between bees and my knees being grated with honeycomb.

- “Brothers of blues and lovers of so much more” female mouth, blue lipstick, eating red love heart sequins.

-“Come back to mine and let limbs tangle till dawn” Red lipstick line being drawn down a leg. Legs tangling.

Do I need two images to contrast each image?

I experimented with one sculptural piece. A lightly painted jam jar with many different sized diamante’s inside and some rusty nails. I took photographs of this. This was an exploration of the line “To scrape the stars into a dirty jar, with long and pointed nails”. I am happy with some of the photographs.

I am no longer thinking about stitching out the poem. Just having it typed and displayed, large.



I took a lot of photographs. Some of the photographs came out too blurred. I have made a selection.

3 comments:

  1. love the photos maddie. just some thoughts could you project photos/film onto objects/sculptures that illustrate or link with the poem?

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  2. Thanks For this comment. Definitely something to think about and discuss at the artists meet up. Maddie

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  3. The sculpture makes for some really interesting photographs Maddie!

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