The principal aim of my Master proposal is to produce a body of work that challenges people to redefine and expand their definition of 'beauty'. By enticing the viewer to examine the flotsam and jetsam I have found washed upon the shoreline I hope to pass onto them the joy and wonder that I experience myself.
My found objects have included quite a bit of glass and during the summer I have been working out how I can use the glass to support my cyanotype and silver gelatine images. With the help of the glass technician Helen Love at Gray's School of Art I melted a couple of whole bottle and made moulds to slump broken glass. My kiln experiments have resulted in the whole bottles remaining clear while the moulded tiles look milky.
The different qualities of each substrate mean that they will effect the final look of photographs that I will transfer onto them.
Now begins the task of sanding down the rough edges, cleaning them thoroughly then adding a gelatine layer so that I can successfully expose onto them.