My head just did not seem to be firing at all yesterday. Hence, why I am blogging about it today. I couldn't seem to hold a thought which was very frustrating!
Luckily Michael was on hand to ignite my imagination again. He really got me thinking about my first quote;
"Curiosity killed the cat. And nature can be most brutal"
I had kind of lost sight of this through working mainly on the erosion theme...shown below
Both Michael and myself have identified my NEED to add colour to my work. Before I added the ink to the erosion piece it looked amazing in just WHITE. However, I had that urge to do more! For the rest of this project I am going to challenge myself to adhere to Less is more. I feel that sometimes if something is plain I somehow associate it to not working as hard??? I think I am eager to impress and that somehow is delivered by over developing an idea. I suppose the more confident I become I will be able to sit back and say "no i am done, this is it". Until then I will make a conscious effort to become more relaxed in my efforts.
Anyhoo enough reflecting and back to yesterdays food for thought. So I have been thinking more now about CURIOSITY. In particular children's curiosity and the toys that have been developed to encourage this.....
Also, I have been thinking of "killed the cat" obviously I wouldn't want my wearable object to kill anyone but the idea of sometimes curiosity leading to something bad is interesting. So possibly thinking about a wearable object that inflicts a little pain or discomfort. Following along the lines of Designer Tiffany Parbs....
I like the idea of simplistic shapes and a sort of "russian roulette" style game aspect.
I feel refreshed and excited again about this brief. I felt that the route I was following was not experimental enough and was leading to something pretty but dull. And first year should be a time to experiment with the weird and wonderful!