Thursday, 22 January 2009
Last part of the object project was to produce a narrative. I love stories and my work tends to have narratives even when not asked. The whole starting point for my project was a story or memory from my childhood and I didn't want to repeat that anymore(me falling down from my highchair). I still wanted to stick to my childhood though and visual imagenary from that time. I loved picture books then and I still do. We had a massive shelf full of books in mine and my sisters room. We also visited library nearly every day. So for inspiration I searched my old favourite books with memorable illustrations such as some moomin books by Tove Jansson and work by Camilla Mickwitz.
Main characters of my story are two tiny creatures called Drop and Bruce. They live down on the ground of the wood of high trees. Their legs are short and they can't reach very high. Both of the friends are vey curious about what amazing might be happening up there and they come up with a plan of building a very high cair. The end is rather sad as my imagination got carried away again.
Posted by ipe at 13:01
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
While doing the last bit of object project I got insipiration from my childhood. Well the whole project started from my childhood as the chair i chose is my old highchair. The research took me back to Finland and no further that 60s or 70s. Those decades and the early 80s when I was small gave me direction. I wanted to catch the feeling in childrens books from that era. This animation,by loved Finnish author and illustrator Camilla Mickwitz, is one of my best memories from television. It is a warning about dangers of ice and it was shown every winter when waters started freezing.
Posted by ipe at 09:48
Monday, 12 January 2009
The other half of my Paris sketchbook was left blank so I desided to use it on my holiday to home. I enjoyed drawing everything new in Paris and tought that it would be interesting to do similar drawing observations in a very familiar place. As a tourist you look things with new eyes but seeing home and family with those eyes becomes a great challenge. These are few pages from my Finland half of the sketchbook.
Posted by ipe at 07:28