Tutorial with Jamie.

I thought it would be a good idea to check the potential of the continuing cycle inspired videos and look at how they could possibly be used in sculpture . Unfortunately I haven’t had the right tools to enable me to project the video onto the sculpture.

I had a quick Tutorial with Jamie and showed him some of the things I have been working on and showed him the manoeuvre of Paige and Taylor in my kitchen during a photo shoot.


I also went through some of the Videos I had interviewing Paige and Taylor and he said how interesting it was to watch them.

Jamie asked if I had any ideas for My FMP exhibition and asked how I would use the Video’s .  I explained my idea around making a Wire sculpture of the Movement shown in the Photographs and thought about using the Audio from the video’s. I thought I may be able to project the photographs as a mini Animation on manipulated photographs of Paige and Taylor as I had done before, so that I still get the same glowing effect on the wire but with the Audio of the girls speaking in the background. Jamie said he would show me how to do that after the Easter holidays so I need to remind him before we return.


I can’t wait to pull all my ideas together over the next few weeks, starting with the manipulated photographs incorporating the Manoeuvre of Paige and Taylor for the mini animation.


Paige and Taylor’s Twin-ship.


As part of my exploration into the relations of identical Twins and their unspoken communication and unconditional love for each other, I felt it was important to get their perspective on their Twin-ship. So I put together a series of questions and I have Video recorded their answers and reactions.

The questions were derived around various misconceptions about Twins. I didn’t need to ask some of the questions as Paige and Taylor had already covered them with some of their expansion on the answers.


Paige and Taylor Twin Perspective




Tutorial with Kim and update of work plan so far.

Kim went through with me the Assessment Criteria Targets for unit 7.

  • Build direct relationships between work of the artist and mine.
  • I need to ensure I Evaluate and Analyse Artist work more in my Blogs using visual Language (colour,form, shape, texture, theme, ideas and Process)
  • I need to Update my Tags for the blogs to make sure they are in the correct categories’.
  • I need to think about Presentation and include research on the best ways to present my work.
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  • I also showed Kim the Video interview and we talked about experimenting further with the video on sculpture but I told her of the difficulties I had trying to put the video’s of Paige and Taylor in the pool onto the USB and how it wouldn’t work.
  • Kim suggested I talk to Sean on photography, he may be able to help.

We also had a chat about the final exhibition and if I had made any decisions about what I wanted to exhibit. I described how I was thinking along the lines of full body wire sculptures resembling Paige and Taylor’s movement and using my Video’s and Photographs as references to their natural contact, movement and behaviours that resemble monkeys playing and grooming each other. I love the Manipulated photographs as gallery images in frames but I also thought that because the projections of the Manipulated photographs worked so well it might look good as a slideshow projected onto the Sculpture. I would be manipulating the girls Handstand photographs as a time lapsed photographic animation and perhaps manipulating them so the background disappears and they appear on other manipulated photographs of themselves. I could use the Audio from the video’s in the background.

A quick Photoshoot for possible further development.

After explaining to Paige and Taylor that I wanted to take some more photographs but this time some that they felt would best show off their personality and Twin-ship with movements, gestures and their sense of fun they were quite happy to oblige. (The girls are in their Pyjamas’ because it was what they call Pyjama day and feel comfortable.) I gave them very little direction apart from asking them to repeat something if I missed capturing it on camera.

Still trying to recreate the Dianne Arbus Twin picture that they loved so much.

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Moving on from this I need to speak to my Tutor, I have been thinking of recreating the Handstand with wire sculpture and possibly creating a slideshow for the projector to project and show movement. The photoshoot went well, Paige and Taylor had lots of fun and I got some great images that will hopefully develop further.



Exploring the Relations of identical Twins through Manipulated projections and wire sculpture.

I tried to position the wire sculptures to reflect the images and took all photographs from every vantage point possible. I am really pleased with them, I love how illuminated the wire sculptures are when the light hits them and I did my best to capture their unique relations, their unspoken communication, their personal identity, equality, diversity and unconditional love for each other through all the images. I believe I captured, manipulated, projected and reflected their personalities again with the wire sculpture and could possibly leave people mesmerised much like Paige and Taylor do in life. They have always been like little energetic whirl winds.

I need to discuss where I go from here with my Tutor as I am aware that time is moving on quickly and I don’t want to leave no time for a presentation piece.

I had hoped to experiment further with the Video ‘Continual Cycle’ of Paige and Taylor in the pool but with having to use a Mac and being unable to transport the Video to the USB for use on the Mac this has proved difficult. I will talk this through with my Tutor as well and see if we can find a way around it.

Moving on I will be posting on the Fad page for feedback on a few of the images.

Further Image Manipulation for Dramatic Projection Effects.

As I have been exploring manipulated images and exploring Projection on various shapes, colours and 3D structures I have made a conscious decision to take into account what I have learnt from the Artists I have researched and their Manipulations and ideas for projection and capturing a mood with their use of colour and I think they influenced many of my manipulated photographs of the Twins.

James Welling and his use of Colour and Layering of dissimilar images that lead you to look into the image to find the layers of what you are looking at.

Susan Hiller and her manipulations of People in the Auras Photographs, with colour to the point that you can no longer make out faces has also been something I have played with when manipulating my images of the Twins.

Tony Oursler with his use of eyes and mouths as the main Character features to his video projections the fun unique side to his projected characters are captured through the disfigured and distorted weirdness.

I want to capture everything I know about Paige and Taylor, their moods and their unique Relationship that is the weird and wonderful world they live in where sometimes only they exist in their Twin-ship.

Moving on I will be projecting manipulated images onto the wire again but concentrating on the positions of the wire sculptures and placing the Wire sculptures to reflect the images projected onto them.



Experimenting further with projection.

As part of the experimental process and my development with this project I took  the Manipulated projections and Photographs and experimented further with projecting onto the wire sculptures, Plaster face cast and paper Cubes. This time the Projector ws set up in a special dark room with blacked out walls.

You can see the development in the photographs from beginning to end and I had some trouble with capturing the camera settings as it wouldn’t always pick up on what I was seeing in the room. After I played about with the settings, trying auto, manual and effect it was clear that the best setting to capture the dramatic colour and effect on the wire was the effect setting on the camera that I hadn’t used before.

I really wanted the camera to relay what I could see in the room and some of the manipulated images were so effective that I could feel the drama and mesmerizing spirit of my Twins relationship in the room, especially the ones that capture Paige and Taylor falling out.

I tried moving the wire sculptures to the positions of the faces so that it would look like the sculptures were coming out of the photographs.

I attempted to project onto the plaster casting of my face but positioning the cast was difficult and as I was working on my own it wouldn’t stand upright and the projector struggled to reach it properly without me holding it which was difficult then to take the picture. I decided quite quickly that I didn’t like it and so dismissed it along with the cubes that I had attempted to use.