¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Week 2 and for my ordinary objects I decided to choose something that is becoming increasingly apart of my life…glasses. As I am getting older I am finding the need to use glasses for reading increasingly necessary. I started to think about glasses in a wider Covid context. We are seeing the world differently. Much of our contact is now from behind planes of glass or Perspex. When we go shopping the assistant is viewed behind a screen. So much of our contact now is viewed through a laptop screen. I also started looking at the Covid virus viewed through a microscope. I found some of these images surprisingly captivating. From this I looked at eye disease through a microscope. Many diseases are picked up during routine eye examinations. The eyes truly are windows on the world.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 I had on old enamel ‘kiln’ and was curious to see if enamel could be melted into the glass rom glasses. This experiment was an unmitigated disaster. It turns out that the ‘glass’ in my old glasses was plastic. The lens caught fire and disintegrated. I wont be doing that one again
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 I then started playing with some simple colour adaptations of the shadow pictures. Personally I think the more subtle colour changes are the most effective. I think work with these in some way
¶ 22 Leave a comment on paragraph 22 0 I started looking at reflections seen through the glasses and was interested in the reflection I saw looking through the lens of the glasses at the glass of a picture that was in turn reflecting the garden behind. I like the idea of trying to work out where the varying images were coming from
¶ 29 Leave a comment on paragraph 29 0 This experiment proved to be disastrous. When my husband asked me before I started ”how do you know the lens is glass” and ”what happens if it catches fire” – I responded a few minutes later ”looks like it isn’t glass and the flames soon died down”
¶ 42 Leave a comment on paragraph 42 0 We were also asked to look at different locations so I took my pile of glasses into the garden. I attached my mobile to a tree and recorded it blowing and moving in the wind.
¶ 44 Leave a comment on paragraph 44 0 Intrigued by reflections I decided to further explore this with the addition of a mirror. I was blessed with a sunny day and decided to make use of the autumn blue sky.
¶ 52 Leave a comment on paragraph 52 0 I became increasingly interested in reflections and screens. I was aware of how many devices that we had in our home, laptops, iPads, smart phones. I wanted to somehow capture this.
¶ 56 Leave a comment on paragraph 56 0 When I recorded this the sound became very distorted. It was pointed out to me that the sound had a bird-like quality. This led me to try and create a ‘nest’ using the glasses with the ide of placing the work in a tree and see what happens. To do this I decided to try and mould the glasses around a bowl. I put the glasses back in the oven and hoped that they would melt and mould together . That didn’t happen. The glasses did melt but did not bind with each other