The Depiction Of Words

Samantha Pearce A2 coursework 2013/14
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Film Shoot part 2 

Film Shoot

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I did this series of images in a dark room with a projector with song lyrics projected onto a model. I tried to put certain words in corresponding places on the body, with smile and kiss over the mouth and alive over the throat and neck area.

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Fabric Prints of my Tagxedo Images. 

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Tagxedo turns words — famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters — into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.” - Tagxedo Website 

I created these word clouds, using the Tagxedo website, it created word clouds in the shape of different template that I chose to refletct the subject of the piece I used in each seperate word cloud e.g. For The Sick Rose by William Blake, a Rose template has been used, for The Wasteland II: A Game of Chess by T.S. Eliot a chess piece template was used etc.
The other two poems I used were The Poison Tree also by William Blake and the English Nursery Rhyme Solomun Grundy.

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Text and Image Photo-shoot 

By looking at the artists images I have already researched I thought I should try composing and taking my own text and image based photos to see what I could see around me rather than specifically trying to recreate an image already done by another photographer. 

—Analysis of shoot —

Most of these Images are all sharp and in focus across the whole image except for the foreground of this

and the background of this 

This is to draw focus to the text in the image, in the rest of the images the text is large enough to draw the eye to without having to blur the background, The foreground of the first image above is blurred because of where the camera was positioned on the ground so that the grass framed the bottom half of the image. 

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Mobstr Artist Reference - Part 2 

Mobstr’s work seems to be both very opportunistic as well as planned. With the large stencil text on walls in public places it is probably more likely to be opportunistic. With many of the other images such as Save The Trees and I Stole This Sign (Link).

He some times uses nature as well as man made artefacts in his artwork.

His work is very modern with using stencils such as ‘Reblog This’ indicating that he plans for the image to go viral on the internet at some point. Also placement in his images such as in ‘99% of people wont see this’ is a large thing for him, he has deliberately placed this down low so that people will not see it and prove his statistic.

He uses satirical statements to make his work seem amusing and to make a point, such as in Security. 

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"Mobstr is a street artist based out of the United Kingdom who has incorporated the city’s clean up crew or “buff-men” into his art.

Mobstr thrives in industrial, urban areas where there are many street walls, signs, subway tunnels and marquees. Much of his art is only preserved temporarily, before it is erased or painted over by the local civil “cleaners.” Not swayed or frustrated by a temporary display, Mobstr instead considers removal to be part of the cycle of art. Whether he is telling a story, making a satirical point, or just creating art for aesthetic pleasure and amusement, the result is gratifying for the city folk. Mobstr says, “I am just having some fun but I hope it has a hint of underlying truth. I don’t take what I do too seriously but don’t be mistaken there is a massive passion behind it.” 

Quote From - http://www.visualnews.com/2013/05/22/street-artist-spotlight-mobstr/

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Anne Turyn, Dear John Series, 1981 

To me Anne’s work in the Dear John series is very pro feminism, with the strength of women being hinted at, if not stated out right in her work. 

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Anne Turyn, Dear Pen Pal Series, 1979 

Anne Turyn is an american photographer whose pen pal series serves to highlight the gluttony, greed and societal waste that is seen as stereotypical in America. 

Her images all have a singular focus with black backgrounds and the subjects off all the images are used to back up what is handwritten. The words have probably been propped up in front of the subject for the photograph to be taken. 

Artist Reference - Mike Bayne 

Mike Bayne is an American Artist who works to paint ultra-realistic images of classic landscapes from North America. Often his paintings are mistaken for photographs.

His artwork carries immense depth, with the distance being as clear as the foreground in most images.