Friday 4th March– Session Seven
Today our little group met early, because we really wanted to get a big bulk of the work done before the rest of our group arrived so that we could hear their views on the path we were taking, to ensure we were all on the same wavelength. We got a lot done in the time we were there. One of the collages is nearly finished, and the other is not far off. I like the way the collages are developing, we have managed to convey the anger and sense of danger that wad evident in the whole Medea vs. Jason battle. We basically spent the whole session experimenting with different colours and techniques, and learning what was effective and useful, and also of course what was not.
The group worked really well together today. I felt encouraged to be artistically creative (which Iím usually not), and whilst we all had good ideas, we all felt comfortable in disagreeing with an idea, and working it out so that we could use peoples ideas so that they would be effective. I never once felt unsure about contributing, and the group were always encouraging on the many instances that I proved my lack of skill with a paint brush. Despite my many mistakes, the collage is looking great, I especially like the way we have used a graffiti style to incorporate powerful phrases. This gives the piece a dangerous and slightly dingy feel, which I think really works.