Hi, I’m Kirstie and this is my Final Major Project, “Journeys”.
A “journey” signifies moving through a space and time while experiencing your surroundings. Looking at the finer details that make up a place as well as the history of its existence. At the start of the project, I was particularly interested in studying my immediate surroundings in the
town of Canterbury. This is depicted in the structure located on the
plinth – a laser-cut network of roads and other features backed with
coloured monochromatic panels, a reflection of stained glass from the
cathedral. I wanted to mimic this effect to create a sense of light and space in my work.
Later on, I visited the Isle of Skye, off the West Coast of
Scotland. Inspired by my journey, I created 3D structures of the
contours of MacLeod’s Table North (Healabhal Mhor) on the Duirnish
peninsula, one of a pair of mountains known for being curiously flat-topped. The landscape provides a sense of space, colour and beauty of
this sacred isle. I believe there is a strong connection between the spirit
of the mountains, the rural landscape and that evoked in the
atmosphere and colours of the Cathedral.
Next year I am doing a Fine Art BA Hons Degree at Lancaster University.
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