29 January 2010

Recent Challenges

So far, we have had 3 challenges in the EquilARTeral group.

The first challenge was Zoom. The idea was to work with our own choice of subject but in large, medium and small sizes, ‘zooming-in’ or ‘zooming-out’. Some chose literal subject matter and some chose to depict conceptual ideas. We opted to use A1, A3, and A5 for the sizes of the pieces.

The second challenge was Connect-Disconnect. Again, the responses were sometimes literal and sometimes conceptual. We had enjoyed the series of different sizes so well for Zoom, that we decided to do a similar thing with A2, A4, and A6.

Our current project is based on the recent find of the Staffordshire Hoard. A treasure trove of items from Anglo-Saxon times discovered by a metal detectorist. Here is a video showing some of the items as they were discovered.

We are nearly at the point where we will have photos of our responses to the Staffordshire Hoard find. What we have done differently this time, is to create work which we have encorporated into painted, textured artist canvas. This has been a step beyond our normal way of working, and all of us are enjoying the journey.

The posts to follow this will show work from the various challenges the group has done.

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