Last week I was so fortunate to get the chance to go Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. At the same time second and third year work was being exhibited in the Gallery on the island. It was great to see so much work on display. In particular the work of Jon Koetsier, Kayleigh Duncan and Kayleigh Harris struck my attention.
Jon's work is technically beautiful and he has a strong skill for using media to create dramatic scenes which draw the viwer in. The composition of his piece was really interesting because of how he had broken parts of the composition up to produce a new and exciting structure. I am inspired by his work to give graphite and pencil more of a go on it's own rather than just using it in combination with other media. I think if I do this my tonal value skills will become more confident and I will be able to find new ways to work with the media.
Kayleighn Duncans work is my favourite piece from the exhibition. Her strong sense of line and structure is beautiful. The intricate lines contained within the circles draw the eye around the work. I find the whole piece calming to look at because of the sense of rhythm and repetition in the piece is so well considered.
Kayleigh Harris's work had a clever use of media and sense of layering which produced something that captured the essence of the subject matter. She had focused on the sense of line and shape which was interesting because it gave the work more structure. Her use of of media to produce this look was particularly effective! It is something I want to consider and introduce into my own work.
The whole exhibition was curated well and despite the range of work they all complimented each other and it was a really enjoyable evening.