Shards – Walking on the Beach: difference between sand and wood [small version]

Lord, Anne (2012) Shards – Walking on the Beach: difference between sand and wood [small version]. [Image]

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Abstract

Shards – Walking on the Beach: difference between sand and wood (2012) belongs to a series of works where drawing and digital images are intentionally brought together in an ambiguous manner.

This image was presented in a showcase of personal projects from the staff of the School of Creative Arts. This showcase included photography, film, creative writing, illustration, typography, sculpture and sound.

Research Statement

Research Background Shards provoke aesthetic sensibilities. Glazes contrast rough surfaces of discarded china. The roundness of a piece from a broken doll’s face stops abruptly at the edge of a break. Shards of glass share a sense of clawing back time: a facet emerges out of the soil. Artists ask how long has it been there and who dropped this fragment? What was the whole shape before the break? These questions provide the basis of exploration for a series of images involving shards.
Research Contribution Shard colour, form and shape lend themselves to a new image, and story. The photogenic quality of fragments extends how we see form. The photographic imagery of form and reproduction of drawing contribute to this image. The subjects of the drawings are fragments that suggest a surface above the page. This form can be interpreted digitally. Form catches light through raised surfaces. Cast shadows describe form. These images of form provide the basis of further questions about place and time.
Research Significance Visual interactions between the flatness of paper and form in digital imagery provoke ambiguity. Finding broken crockery or glass with colours emerging through dust is exciting through seeing links with the past, to imagine the past of complete forms. Broken pieces from a community dump or on a footpath provide insight to form and light. The quest leads to how fragments can alert us to ways of reading a still image about time.
Item ID: 23891
Item Type: Image
Additional Information:

This image was presented at: eMerge Gallery (DA301), School of Creative Arts, James Cook University, Townsville Qld 4811 26th October – 23rd November 2012

Media of Output: Digital image of drawing and physical objects
Funders: James Cook University
Projects and Grants: School of Creative Arts Staff Show 2012
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 23:59
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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