Week 6 Reflection

A reflection was not needed this week however, I thought that I would just post an update of my latest work on problem solving. Discussions with my tutor led to suggestions of a book with colour swatches of the paint in the silo walls. The flag book was chosen, however the paper was really thin and proved difficult to paint on, so it was not a success. After several attempts to resolve this, I made the decision to move to another support. I chose a mixed media support and used it to make an interlocking loop fold book which could hold the different shades of hand mixed paint swatches. The aim is to continue with this loop fold by making covers of shoji gami rice paper with photograph transfer drawings.

De Ferrier, Interlocking Loop Fold. 2020


De Ferrier, Handmade book, with kettle stitch. 2020
De Ferrier, Handmade book. 2020

This is my first attempt at handmaking a book without all the studio equipment, industrial paper cutting machines certainly make things a lot easier. It was a really fun exercise to work through the topics in my new book Bound, by Rachel Hazell, and I can do it standing up.

Further experiments

Miura Ori Tessellation.

Continuing experimentation with origami paper folds, although not sure at this stage if these will be included in any final work produced.

This came about due to being diagnosed with sciatica, which left me unable to sit down. This work can be made while standing so I took this time to try and figure out what I am able to do. The light in these images is really engaging. Going forward, I aim to find out how I can incorporate maps of migrant journeys, from either memory or mapping.

De Ferrier, Muira Tessellation. 2020

‘Meall Dail-Chealach, Perth and Kinross – Area Information, Map, Walks and More’. 2020. Ordnance Survey Get Outside [online]. Available at: https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/meall-dail-chealach-perth-and-kinross/ [accessed 30 Oct 2020].