We had to create a series of visual responses to 10 different groups:
We did this by using 4 different types of media:
- Mark Making
- Observational drawings
I found presenting sounds and smells rather difficult, because I had no idea how to visually show something which we can’t really see.
However, it was quite fun to experiment and try to put down on paper the things that I was experiencing.
It was interesting seeing what I thought the sounds and smells would look like down on paper.
I also tried to do some “blind drawings” where I took my focus away from the paper and tried to focus on what I saw instead.
This helped a lot, because I realised that I can quite often be a perfectionist, and focus too much on getting things “right”.
I tried my hand at people watching and trying to draw strangers, but it was a bit hard when they would randomly leave, and especially so that I didn’t stare at them too much, in fear of seeming like a creep.
After I had finished looking around outside, I went back in and sorted through a few photos. I decided to make a few collages from these photos, turning them into another building, a street and a new piece.