Welcome to my ‘Showcase’ Gallery. Designed to present new material, each month I’ll be sharing with you a new image which I’ve been working on and refining.
This month I’d like to introduce:
Nothing is safe in my house – not even the humble coat-hanger. Grabbing three from my wardrobe (all different colours of course) I ventured outside with some black cardboard for backing. The challenge was then to manoeuvre the hangers into lots of different arrangements. I tried a variety of combinations, some quite orderly patterns and others more random. I soon found the precise, structured patterning was much better with its uniformity of shape.
I was initially pretty satisfied with the photo shoot but then began to experience a nagging feeling that these three, innocuous-looking coat-hangers contained far more hidden potential than they were letting on! So, the real fun began when I started to explore what I could do with a triptych format.
Wanting to keep a sense of symmetry, line and proportion, I originally had the right panel orientated down the other way so the hangers appeared as they would normally, just in three parts. However, in a random flight of fancy, I decided to flip it up the other way. I was thrilled – I loved the humorous, quirky character this created. It’s almost as if the hangers have arms and are dancing.
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Previous Showcase Images
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