Author: Emily Collard

Love

For Sara’s project, I created a series of images that capture ‘love’ in a meaningful manner. I decided to play with the idea of family and the love parents have for their child. I chose to use continuous lines to illustrate the parents with their baby. These lines link the family members together and can also represent the ‘timeline’, further playing with the idea of family love.

For the second image, I wanted to show the boy as a young child. Finally, for the third image, I portrayed the two parents standing beside each other. I wanted to capture the loss of the child, which left the parents alone with their heartbreak. I wanted to leave room for interpretation, and so my triptych can either be seen as the death of the child or as the boy had aged and moved away from his family home. On top of this, I decided to move the subjects to the left corner for my final image to help convey the emptiness they feel as a result of their loss.

To add contrast between the three images that I created, I decreased the saturation of the colour used in each.

If I were to do this project again, I would like to create more of a connection between my images to make them more of a single cohesive piece. I would also like to explore the use of animation to create a moving outcome rather than a 2D image.

Book Experimentation: Obsession

Working with Berta’s brief: Obsession, I experimented with a variety of techniques such as folding, ripping, cutting with an x-acto knife to create a textural outcome. I wanted to add more depth to my book so I used black pens to emphasise the rips and the different layers through the book. I also selected certain letters from across the page to create words that corresponded with the brief. For example, ‘mouse’ and ‘alone’. To highlight this further I used a white gel pen to circle these letters. My favourite method I used for my spread was a stippling technique which can be seen on the bottom right page. This allowed me to highlight the word ‘imagined’ in a unique and eye-catching manor’.

EMILY COLLARD