Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Experiments with October Light

Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year. It has always been that way for me. When I was a kid this was probably because my Birthday fell in October as well as Halloween which i have always adored. However as I have gotten older I have come to associate this time of year, particularly October, with this special light that can't be found any other time of year. Aside from that it is the colours in the trees, the fallen leaves and if you're really lucky a crisp blue sky as a backdrop for all these things. Here are some of my experiments with light.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Thoughts and stuff

Not done anything for ages because i'm a total loser.

Since we have been exploring autobiography for our first project at uni I have explored a concept I have been thinking about for a while now, inspired from my studies of Hogarth.

The Serpentine line: The Line of Beauty.


This S-shaped curved line (a serpentine line) that appears within an object( or as the boundary line of an object) and when found in such things often means they appeal to the human eye. This theory originated with William Hogarth (18th century English painter, satirist, and writer), and is an essential part of Hogarth's theory of Aesthetics as described in his Analysis of Beauty (1753). According to this theory, S-Shaped curved lines signify liveliness and activity and excite the attention of the viewer as contrasted with straight lines, parallel lines, or right-angled intersecting lines which signify stasis, death, or inanimate objects.

Of course I feature my own scared tummy as a statement of irony because when is a scar ever aesthetically pleasing? However it amuses me that my scar adheres to his line of beauty quite perfectly.