Sounds inhabit time, they are transient and momentary. Each page records a moment in time and the sounds which occupy it. That moment is an eighth of a bar with four beats. Arrangements are based on pitch and relationships between sounds. The process is incomplete as it wishes to graphically clarify sounds which the brain cannot wholly separate from others.
Taking symbols from typography to represent differing sounds draws on both the cultural understanding of punctuation expressions and formal qualities to illustrate sound— a graphic onomatopoeia. The symbols act as pictographs of something invisible. They draw cultural understanding and interpretation from the reader as well as a sensual reaction, playing both with phonetic and ideographic ways of reading. Music and design are essentially abstract, formal by-products of humans to be understood and interpreted in the context of culture, by humans.
The lyrics are sung in Hopelandic, a constructed language without semantic meaning, a glossolalia. Although it is phonologically structured to sound like language, it is not systematically organised and has no connection to concepts. It is up to the listener to decide what is being sung about. The images are also without semantic meaning but express existence and time passing. They abstract the everyday, opening a narrative of personal experience within universal understanding.
Insp. by Maria Kalman and looking into the window of luck house because it always seems to be closed when I walk by
Went for a walk but I didn’t find what I was looking for.
Orientation of these is inspired by Anj
An exhibition piece.
A final touch was to put tissue paper between the pages to make them more like specimens.
Lots of people thought they were photos so its good to know they were tricked.
I gave away little bookmarks of pairs of eyes which were more experimental crazy multi-split fountain prints which went down a treat.
development of this eye theme, firstly drawing eyes that are not real, then thinking of the collection of eyes as a specimen collection, and looking up latin to label them since it is the language of science (i think?). At this point I had a clear idea of a project resulting from this sketchbook drawing process. I wanted to make a book of eye specimens.
Collages from my sketchbook. Seems wrong to use other peoples photos but is that jus what a collage is? I think i need to start taking some buzzy photos so i have my own to use for stuff like this
This is my first screen print ever. I loved the process and quality of the end result.
The First image is on some amazing blue paper with a strong copper sheen over it, and the second is on some gridded math paper
I have a whole lot of these prints mainly on a3 sized paper so if you want one holla
Eyes led to more eyes in the sketch book.
The first three are one of my mothers eyes and one of my fathers eyes and the last is based on a digram of the cycle of the moon
Through a microscope again