Skate Cam

This is a DIY dolly, which will film part of the ceremony at Cranbrook estate. Inspired by skateboarding, my work is heavily effected by what I’m passionate about. This sparked the idea of creating a new object using a small skateboard. I started by cutting out layers of plywood, and drilling them together. This will […]

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Understanding Objects

To help me understand an object I need to draw it, visualise it in my head and on the page in front of me. This task helped me construct a good understanding of objects brought into university. Part of my Ecology and design week. This exercise consists of 5 minute drawings of first, 5 objects. […]

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Skateboard Notebook

‘Exploded Sketchs’ a type of drawing which helps you understand the inside-out of an object. In this case a skateboard and a sketchbook with utensils. I have broken down the raw materials and parts of each object. This is a great way of researching and exploring different ways of developing a project. After I drew […]

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Final Netsukes

After skating the wheels, I work into them more.I wanted to use the same traditional Japanese artwork on my Netsukes. I researched ¬†Japanese seasonal colours. I chose the colours of the four seasons, e.g. Red and white wheel was winter, using the white as snow. Beneath the paint I drew a Bonsai tree, wrapping around […]

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Making Netsukes

A Netsuke is a Traditional Japanese Charm, is commonly made¬†from ivory or wood, formerly worn to suspend articles from the sash (belt) of a kimono, as they didn’t have pockets. I chose to make them out of skateboard wheels as, it represents my personal charm and passion. But also the wheels have a ivory look […]

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Exhibition

Here are the interiors of the three boxes I have made, for my final major project. Each box is inspired by different aspects of my life, including Art, Hobbies and Friendship. The boxes also include childhood memories, such as photos and small toys, which sit in ‘neat clutter’ on the hand made shelfs. These boxes […]

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