Now that the 3M commission has passed and everyone that has been chosen has been finalised, I have realised that I can refocus my studies on what I really want to do. As third year is fast approaching I feel like I can focus on what I really want to do after my course. Mens T-shirt fashion is something that has always been something I have taken great attention too for a long time now, the forever changing designs and patterns that accompany these t-shirts are always changing and seems to be taking influence from different years and innovating them to fit the style thats in at the current time. I am going to look at the t-shirt industry thoroughly and how style has changed and also how the visual attracts us in to actually buy them, is it anything to do with how fashion is advertised on TV? celebrities and advertising and also whats in, these things are the type of stuff I will look at the current patterns and colours, I will contact a t-shirt designer in the summer and try to gain some experience ready to hopefully propel myself into the scene. From this point I am going to focus on pattern and colour looking at the sutff that can fit in with the season that fashion seems to always follow.
From the intial sketch I drew out me and axl wanted to make the peice into a sculpture which looks like this, its very small to start with but the basis is that the red ball represents 3m and the green balls represent marketing, innovation, creativity and growth. from this this is what we created which I then later layered over the orignal drawing.
The start of the project was really hard for me to get to grips with, I had a hard time to get my context to focus on and create relevant work to go with this. I began with initial ideas which had the concept of everything connecting, I started to sketch ideas from this;
I had the idea of using the brain and also the earth as a starting point but i didn’t feel like I could go anywhere with these due to me not being fully satisfied with the style or execution, from the start I always said I wanted to work with pattern and symmetry because I felt this was one of my strong points with the last project obviously there was a lot to improve on but thats what I wanted to stick with.
These are some of my final ideas which I think I am going to take forward with the commission the connectivity 3M has with other companys, also the brain as the thinker come together well, the neurons within the brain are being represented with the balls linking back to my original drawing.
I have taken this idea to sculpture and also layered it with the orginal sculpture which I made with Axl Hudson, the idea for my final and end peice has been long in the making after worrying about how I would execute it and present it to the board of clients.
After talking critically about the start peice of my work with fellow students they feel that the 3M logo which I placed in the centre ball shouldnt be there due to the work already being in the building and being owned by them, why would they want the logo when its already a part of 3M making it a bit redundent, this is something I am going to look into and try and work around if my idea is taken forward by the board.