Week 4

Pitching my final ideas to an audience.

Slide 1Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 18.31.05In my first slide I introduced Manchester strong connection with water and the Atlantic Ocean, through the rain as well as the shipping canal. I thought it was important to clearly state the connection.

Slide 2 Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 18.31.24In the next slide, I moved on to show the affects the damp climate has on the city. In the cooler areas, algae and mould grow up the side of the walls creating unique patterns that relate back to the shapes found in seafoam. In response to the algae, I produced some watercolour pieces that draw from the shapes and patterns I saw on the walls.  I like how the colours blend and mix togeather creating organic shapes. However, I feel the paintings are too one dimensional and in order to capture the movement and strength of the sea, I will have to incorporate textures.

Slide 3Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 18.31.30In slide three I wanted to show the main inspiration for my final piece, something I had come across when exploring Manchester. These tree protectors cover some of the trees in the city. I was drawn to them as I enjoy how subtle they are, this allows them to easily fit in with the city’s architecture. I want to make sure my piece doesn’t take away from the city.

I was drawn to these pieces as I like how they protect the trees, supporting the nutrients and water cycle. Not only do these trees rely on rainfall, they also rely on protectors to stop graffiti and general wear and tear of such a busy city.

Slide 4Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 18.31.45The trees have been planted by the Manchester City of Trees, an organisation that aims to make Manchester a greener and cleaner city. Helping it grow and become the best city it can be. I like how the organisation aims to improve and support Manchester. This idea took me back to when Manchester first developed into the great city that it is today during the industrial revolution.

The shipping canal was a big step for the city connecting it to the rest of the world during the industrial revolution, helping it grow and develop. I feel becoming a green city is the next step for Manchester development.

The water cycle will contribute to the growth of the green city, allowing the Atlantic ocean to again help Manchester grow and improve. Only enhancing the connection Manchester has with the ocean, It always comes back to help the city.

Slide 5Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 18.32.33Proposing my final idea. I want to build my own tree protectors that will recognise the Atlantic continued support towards Manchester.

I proposed to use sheet metal, however, during my presentation it was brought up to me that I should experiment with a variety of different materials, as my automatic response shouldn’t be to replicate. I am adding texture to my piece and metal might not be the best material to use to achieve that. This has lead me to make sure I experiment with a variety of material in order to produce the best result.

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