At my individual crit last week my advisor recommended I NOT MAKE anything, but generate a lot of source material. Sketches, drawings, mock-ups, found images, etc. to work out my ideas and establish possible paths of exploration. So here's a shot of the studio right now. Not much fiber, but lots of paper, photocopies, and drawings.
The photograph on the right side sparked a lot of material. I photoshopped it to get a repeat and explored what I could do with that.I was thinking about city life being in a neighborhood that seemingly never changes and yet is always changing. People moving in an out, celebrating, fires, trash, vacant lots, etc. I might make a zootrope animation with it. I also thought I could make a flipbook animation. So here's a storyboard with a swooping flock of starlings. And my stack of paper frames for the flipbook on the corner.Last but not least there's the map drawing I did today. I'm thinking of returning to the daily travel maps like I was doing for the Litle Berlin Collaboration. This time making a calendar out of them, and stitching over a screenprint, not drawing on mylar!