Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Final Project - Initial Character Play

As I began reading up on many different European folktales for my final project, I started creating characters from the stories I read using simple, primitive materials such as wood and cloth. Whilst these were just a starting point they were also the catalyst in helping me decide which stories I was most interested in - I was particularly fond of Hungarian and Russian folk tales, as they seemed to have very strong context and interesting protagonists. Eventually I chose to work with the tale of 'Alenoushka and her brother', which had roots in both Hungarian and Russian folklore.

 
"The Lazy King" - Hungarian folktale
"Kazimierz - The legend of the Jewish Wedding" - Polish folklore
 
"Alenoushka and her Brother" - Russian/Hungarian
"The Hedgehog" - Hungarian folklore
"Frost" - Russian folklore
"The Obstinate little Rabbit" - Hungarian folklore
"Taper-Tom who made the princess laugh" - Norwegian folklore
"The Magic Doctor" - Hungarian folklore

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Final Project - Sketchbook Part II

Part two of my sketchbook post - as the title states!










Monday, 8 June 2015

Final Project - Sketchbook Part I

As I'm writing this I'm still very tired from finishing university on Friday (which happened to be the busiest, most exhausting day of the year so far). My last day consisted of having no sleep since the Wednesday night as I worked through til dawn. I still managed to drive a car-load of work up to Crayford to pick up classmate Tracy before making the long trip to Camberwell, where we spent the remainder of the hot summer's day stressfully setting up (I brought along Fraser who was brilliant). We managed to walk 8 miles on just the Friday alone with all the setting up and walking back and forth unloading my car. Come that evening I'd promised my dad I'd go out for a meal with him which went fine until I got back to his place and fell asleep on the sofa! As you can imagine, the day after was Saturday and it consisted of just resting. I ached all over :(
Luckily I managed to scan in parts of my sketchbook from the final project a few weeks ago. The sketchbook was a study of European folk objects from my travels to Denmark, Poland and Hungary last summer, and in turn this fed into my visual primary research on the subject of European folk tales. As you might have guessed my final project had the starting point of European folk tales, but soon progressed into the study of a particular Hungarian folk tale which I shall talk about later.







 

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