The exam question I chose was "passage" and after several months of sketch book work and endless experiments, this is what I produced during my 5 hour exam!
I researched into the theme of a "passage through time" which developed from layers of history you find in different landscapes, to a persons life, to wanting to go back in time, to reversing time, wanting to be a child again and wanting to be young and beautiful.
I drew inspiration from Robert Bradford, Sebastian Masuda, and Glenn Brown.
This piece focuses on the extremes we go to to look "beautiful" it starts quite innocently and then progresses to grow into mindless materialism, until you are not the "consumer" anymore instead you are the one being "consumed"
This idea came from research into South Korea's enormous plastic surgery industry, Japans kawaii culture, decora fashion, uk students opinions on makeup, and uk womens magazines and their determination to "stop time" on appearance.I took this photo last minuet after the exam so it is blurry will re-upload in October once I get it back!
Watercolour, fine liner, toys on watercolour paper
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