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Whether it’s peeling paint, rusty rails, chipped concrete or graffiti-on-graffiti, for those who love the city, decay is the new vintage. It’s also an overarching theme in Yusuke Kagari’s bags and accessories. The designer, who collaborated with Keisuke Nagami in an exhibition last month, puts the same attention to detail into his pieces as any other designer. Except, instead of trying to make them look new, he tries to make them look 100 years old.

Analysis

When he living in the city, in his eyes the continuity created by walls and concrete is one beautiful landscape .Simply put, on my opinion,  each of Kagari’s pieces is a love letter to the city and all it’s beautiful cuts and bruises.Yusuke-Kagari-1-651x435 Yusuke-Kagari-3-300x198 Yusuke-Kagari-4-665x435 Yusuke-Kagari-5-660x435 Yusuke-Kagari-6-662x435 Yusuke-Kagari-7-652x435 Yusuke-Kagari-8-670x331

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Daniel Arsham

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Growing up in Florida Daniel Arsham has always been surrounded by natural phenomena in the form of hurricanes and floods. It is no coincidence that as a result the power of nature and the effects on our culture play an essential part in his oeuvre. This battle between architecture and nature has been visible in different ways throughout his practices, such as his gouache paintings of natural environments. In these paintings architectural forms interfere with the landscape by manipulating it with geometric shapes.

Analysis

I can see his tension between nature and culture. The sculptures that are on display refer to the popular culture as we know it, but at the same time have a lugubrious character since it looks like they have barely survived a big fire. I have learned that the power of nature is amazing, and the pattern of nature is more elegant and value.6_instview-1024x682 6_mickeyash-web-1024x784 104_dig-snarkitecture-01-600x399 daniel-arsham-pixel-cloud-03 eroded-payphones-by-daniel-arsham-2013-1368654261_b tomorrowspast09 tumblr_nm9ioc4mLi1res77qo1_1280 tumblr_nm9it6fRZv1res77qo1_1280

Evaluation

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In applying for a place on this MA Designer maker course, I tried to further my capabilities as an jewelry designer. Through an understanding of the theoretical and technical aspects of the 3d works, I attempted to explore specificity in my practice-led research interests. Therefore, I used my project as an opportunity to experiment with 3d works, promoted my skill sets and move beyond my comfort zone. At the end of this course I think I have come a long way in getting these aims.

My project proposal is related to how can rebirth be made manifest through the design of jewellery composed from bones. During research I came to realize that rebirth involves two different aspects from spiritual and biological concept. Depending on this, I was able to find a relationship between them, which enable me to build these ideas as my own.

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I can see that what I focus on was an interest in using jewelry tools to explain the processes we use for constructing, manifesting and reading visual language during these two years. Prior to this MA course I studied primarily as a student of jewelry course; making jewelleries that communicate ideas clearly, within special skills. For me, this project became an opportunity to break restrictions of my mind– This enabled me to judge my studying methodologies, forget and then rebuild my practice.

At the beginning of Unit 2 I began to explain the rebirth gained through my research paper. I try to find specific form to define the meaning of rebirth. This work plan is a challenge to my capabilities but also is a opportunity to take risks and explore unfamiliar field, without being overly focused on final outcomes.
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During Unit 2 It’s difficult in transforming from abstract idea into real world practice for me.

My work often explores an abstract idea that then develops into a specific idea . For example, my experiments with antelope horn investigates its materiality and its meaning through referring to abstract ideas like regeneration and rebirth. My works are made of fragile horn and hard metal to support the bone structures, each cooperating with each other as a manifestation of rebirth. The antelope’s antlers regrow every year and so are a sustainable source of material. The horns are drilled into to represent erosion in nature and transitory processes. Research into Buddhism and biological processes of decay have led to a deep understanding of rebirth. Other processes learned were metal welding, ivory carving and bone art, and these have led to developing greater skills and experimentation.

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It is important to choose a suitable material to express the meaning of rebirth.There are many mythology, the deer is a magical creature,able to more between the worlds. in many tales humans are transformed into deer. the antlers of stag may represent fertility.since they are shed and regrown every year,they may also symbolize rejuvenation and rebirth.

I have done research about the eroded skeleton through medical specialty and natural phe- nomena, such as scanning electron micrograph of osteoporotic bone, and organic surface that seems naturally transformed.

I try to imitate the eroded antler. the eroded antler gives audience a feeling that life is de- caying. At the beginning, the structure of eroded tend to be vertical moulding. so I drill the hole follow the long string, at the same time, the hole is drilled in various shape. strip the surface texture of antler, and then to drill different shape of hole. with the development of project, the texture and original shape of antler has been kept because the natural shape is more dynamic and elegant.

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During exploring my final outcomes for this course I overcame many technical challenges. I have learned basic slip casting and sculpture and I have also learned knowledge in new area,such as ceramic, Photoshop and Laser cutting. At the end of this course I think I no

longer feel anxious from unfamiliar area and I am encouraged to explore a range of materials and techniques to present my visual language.
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At the end of this course I think I still have come a long way in developing myself, I want to continue to explore this project of rebirth from concept to form, such as symbol of rebirth, model of organic eroded shape.
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I have developed my study methodologies through this course and it is very important that the exploration through my this project continue to influence my further practice. In the immediate future, my practical plans for continuing personal and professional development include:

  1. I try to join more famous display and solo exhibition in China and England – This may be in the form of jewelry pieces or a series of small installations.
  2. learning a theoretical and material understanding of the material of 3d works encourages

me to shape projects in basically different ways. I currently have a series of deer horn works that I want to continue to develop.

3. I want to continue to wider this project through telling rebirth in the next weeks, created specifically for eroded deer horn . I am interested in the idea of narrative jewelry.

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In future, it is my aim to collaborate with fashion designers in dramatic catwalk shows , as well as theatre designers’ productions, to explore experimental jewelry for their outfits and costume designs. Being pro-active about seeking fashion and theatre designers to collaborate with will be important. Also finding photographers to record and advertise my work will be necessary. It is also my intention to run a small studio with colleagues, maybe based in China. It is also my intention to create a brand that include a range of jewelry.

In conclusion, what I learn from this course is a variety of academic and skills. These include: researching and writing papers, formulating work plans, working to an action

research methodology, developing technical skills, reflective thinking, communication and presentation, collaboration, show planning and curation.

Conclusion

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The practice with antelope horn investigates its materiality and its meaning  through referring  to abstract ideas like regeneration and rebirth. My works are made of fragile horn and hard metal to support the bone structures, each cooperating with each other as a manifestation of rebirth.

Further development to increase the artistry of antler is necessary moving forward, in order to give higher artistic value of antler. The next steps will focus on further experimentation of life-death relationships, alongside the development of antler and jewelry  pieces.

The series of objects that present the re-composition of antlers combine with concept of rebirth is a main goal which can be interpret rebirth identities through metamorphosis of the skeletons.Viewer can figure out the meaning of rebirth through my project.

Future plan

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SUSTAINABILITY

In the immediate future, my practical plans for continuing personal and professional development include:

I try to join more famous display and solo exhibition in China and England – This may be in the form of jewelry pieces or a series of small installations.

I prepare to make these antler jewelry is suitable to wear in daily life. I currently have a series of deer horn works that I want to continue to develop.

I want to continue to wider this project through telling rebirth in future, created specifically for eroded deer horn . I am interested in the idea of narrative jewelry.

  In future, it is my aim to collaborate with fashion designers in dramatic catwalk shows , as well as theatre designers’ productions, to explore experimental jewelry for their outfits and costume designs. Being pro-active about seeking fashion and theatre designers to collaborate with will be important. Also finding photographers to record and advertise my work will be necessary. It is also my intention to run a small studio with colleagues, maybe based in China. It is also my intention to create a brand that include a range of jewelry.

OBSTACLES

The form of antler always limited because of antler is not able to be more complex if I want to empty it. Therefore, I will try to research and solve this situation.

Shooting

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Analysis

In this part, I tried to interpret the meaning of my final works through using camera work, because people is easier to have a stronger feeling and a deeper understanding through shooting of artworks.

I want to  convey the meaning of rebirth by a narrative shooting.

Key characteristics of shooting for my works include:

location of shooting

model style

post production

1. location of shooting

According to the theme———rebirth, I would like to find  scene full of symbol of death, so I choose richmond park ad my final shooting scene, because of it is a primitive forest that everywhere, the soil looked undisturbed and layered with last year’s leaves. As the saying goes,  leaves return to the roots — to revert to one’s origin. In my opinion, these elements are match with my final works.

2. model style

On the makeup and costumes of model, I prefer to pursue a sense of ritual, because rebirth is a kind of serious thing.

3. post production

On the aspect of post production, I research many classic photograph works about life and death, they always have a sense of surrealism. Therefore, my friends and me design the style of picture in a silent and cooler color way.

Evaluation

I learned to use a digital camera and Adobe Photoshop to create high quality images of my final artwork. I am able to take photographs of artworks large and small use them in many different ways. I didn’t start out to be a photographer, but in the course of my work I’ve learned a few things that really help.

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Stage3—summary

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Analysis

In this stage, I focus on the final formation of jewellery. I’m particularly inspired by the some artists who focus on the organic material and life theme. As Mcqueen said ’People find my things sometimes aggressive. But I don’t see it as aggressive. I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality,’ he once observed, ‘kind of deep and kind of melancholic about my collections.’

I combined eroded antler and metal, antler and metal, they are two kind of different material, eroded antler is fragile, however metal is hard. I hope my works reflect paradoxical relationships such as life and death, lightness and darkness, melancholy and beauty through using these two materials.

I collect the antler, and then design them in the form of jewelry. in process, metamorphosis of the bones symbolize decomposition of natural life cycles. At last, a series of new jewellery forms composed from the bones will be shown and it can manifest the dead transforms into something new.

To wear my jewelry pieces on the body plays an important role. It is very important for me that my jewelry will be worn, expressed on the body and reflect within the processing of transformation of life, which makes it special.

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I think the final work is a meditation on the dynamics of power, in particular the dialectical relationship between fragile and sustainability of life. My reflections on primitivism are frequently represented in paradoxical combinations, contrasting modern and primitive, civilized and uncivilized.

Bernhard Stimpfl-Abele

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His work “Organic Metal” is about the old, the new and the ambivalence in-between,he want to preserve, or possibly conserve, a snapshot of the aging process and a specific moment in the life/death of organic materials like mostly bread or bread dough.

Analysis

These organic material is formed in jewelry pieces. I really like the similarities between the way humans grow up and develop, I think his works look like evaluation in itself by following the already finished process from a distance.3alternativesabele ABE_4 ABE1-3B b859409fd2b76d9b36b73280891de176 Bernard02 Bernard06 BERNHARD-STIMPFL-ABELE-STIMPFEL-Orange-Explosion-spilla-argento-puroossidazione-polystereneelettroformatura Bernhard+Stimpfl-Abele cbd23924860c05db35c18b687c5b4494 inspiration_from_pacific Lemon+Explosion Orange+Evolution+103+-+Version+2

Stage 3

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‘You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.’

Alexander McQueen

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I feel McQueen’s works consistently promoted freedom of thought and expression and championed the authority of the imagination. In this, he was an exemplar of the Romantic individual, the hero-artist who staunchly followed the dictates of his inspiration. It is very important that his work broke the traditional wearable way. I’m inspired by this.0d3ef6f1cf0a6f2341d5f80f858ef7bb w290 (1) w290 (2) w290 (3) w290