Alison Lucy's Blog

Sequential Abstraction White and Black
May 2, 2011, 17:17
Filed under: Final Year, Sequential Abstraction




Sequential Abstraction Mock Up
April 6, 2011, 09:36
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There’s something more interesting happening here. Despite there still being no content, the steady reveal of an overall panel arrangement encourages the reader to engage with the medium and take more control as a reader. Interacting with the book physically alters the presentation of panels before the reader. There are also still ‘echoes’ of past panels on the left hand side which creates a secondary sequence of subtle panel interactions.

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.’

The Emerging Panel
April 5, 2011, 15:28
Filed under: Sequential Abstraction

Another experimental book exploring the subtleties of a steadily emerging panel, slowly revealing more of an overall panel transition sequence. I think that the increase in panel size is too subtle on this occasion, the ‘reader’ needs to be encouraged to further engage with each page individually. I don’t think this particular sequence is engaging enough.

The Gutter Book
March 17, 2011, 13:55
Filed under: Sequential Abstraction

An experimental book I created after questioning what would happen if you were solely left with the gutter. How would this alter your reading experience? In observing a variety of panel arrangements from Graphic Novels I physically removed the panel content, literally subtracting that panels so that only the white space of the gutter around and in-between panels remained. As these scans demonstrate, as you turn the pages of the book the physical act of reading meant that the viewer controlled the ‘content’ – pages interacted with each other in an interesting manner as you saw through the panels to create overlapping structures of the gutter.

Grey and White Space
March 17, 2011, 13:07
Filed under: Sequential Abstraction

What happens when we get rid of content altogether? Does our awareness of the space increase? Or are we faced with the grid, the underlying structure and nothing more? Another experimental concatenar book in which the panels gradually divide and then get larger throughout the book.

Fiona Banner
March 13, 2011, 21:09
Filed under: Research/Inspiration, Sequential Abstraction

Fiona Banner was an artist suggested to me in discussion over my dissertation subject and in particular the primary focus on ‘the gutter.’ The term which refers to the ‘gap’ between the graphically illustrated panels within the Graphic Novel genre connected to Banner’s work ‘The Anatomy of a Book’ (2009) and ‘The Anatomy of a Page’ (2008) which highlights the structural elements of the book as an object and therefore draws attention to the space which isn’t conventionally prioritised.

Banner explores the limitation of words as a form of expression within her work in a range of different media which is interesting in regards to my ‘Book of Ideas’ as I have been carefully considering the ‘reading experience’ and how I can play/push the boundaries of a book as an object for information.’