Alison Lucy's Blog

AVA Academia Student Profile
October 18, 2011, 21:14
Filed under: Research/Inspiration | Tags: , , ,

Check out my interview with AVA Academia to find out more about my personal work here


‘ the idea becomes a machine that makes the art ‘
September 7, 2011, 12:49
Filed under: Research/Inspiration

– Sol LeWitt “Paragraphs on Conceptual Art” Artforum, June 1967

Candice Breitz
May 12, 2011, 09:28
Filed under: Abstract Gender, Research/Inspiration

South African artist Candice Brietz was an artist that one of my tutors introduced me to when we were discussing ideas for setting up a final installation piece for my final Abstract Gender outcome. I found her work really interesting and dynamic. Her website shows you a large range of her video work which includes many sequential installation pieces. One of my favourite works is her ‘Jack Nicholson’ feature comprised of seven screens in total, made up of clips of the actors many characters. An extremely clever dialogue is created that seems to speak of the human condition extremely well with the conversation asking more questions than giving answers. A really clever work. I found a youtube video documenting the work below but you can see the piece in full on her website.

Life Drawing
May 3, 2011, 19:16
Filed under: Illustrations, Research/Inspiration | Tags:

A couple of my favourite life drawings from my final year at Bath Spa University. I enjoyed using a range of shades of grey Faber-Castell brush pens.

Progressing Panel Arrangement Designs
April 5, 2011, 16:18
Filed under: Research/Inspiration, Sequential Abstraction

Scans from my sketchbook showing various panel arrangement ideas. Exploring how I can create interesting overall textures and hold the viewers interest without any actual panel ‘content.’

Kevin Meredith Masterclass
March 29, 2011, 21:04
Filed under: Final Year, Research/Inspiration

I was lucky enough to be chosen to take part in Kevin Meredith (aka Lomokev)’s masterclass, which I was very excited about because I haven’t had the opportunity to do¬† much photography work recently. The aim of Lomokev’s brief was to get us to think more like a film shooter in the age of the digital. The task was to shoot 30 different subjects throughout the day but we were only allowed one shot per item on the list. This was to make us really think about what we were photographing.

I was strict with myself and stuck to the brief and managed to tick off all of the subjects on the list. It was hard only taking one photograph of each subject but I think it was a valuable exercise. I am most pleased with my portrait shots where I was brave and approached interesting characters and asked whether I could take their photograph. This was a confidence booster and something I would like to do again.

March 13, 2011, 21:09
Filed under: Poster Designs, Research/Inspiration | Tags:

Typographic poster depicting a projected version of the letter ‘O’. Final design depicted top of this post, I liked the fact that the usually symmetrical ‘O’ was distorted and reflected, I think it gave the piece more energy than the others, although I very much liked the reflected background composition in the second design.