Tuesday, 30 December 2008

the tree

philosophy project

from working on my idea in my sketch book i have gone from the idea of making an animation or to making several models for each quote.i did this as i have been working on making an animation i don't feel that i am getting anywhere and i can't seem to feel inspired enough and think of ideas to make up an story for this animation out of these quote. with my new idea i feel more confident and inspired to work.

i came up with this idea while i was making a background to my tree image and making it 3D . I used a glass to mix together the sand and paint for the grass base and then came up with the idea of making little models inside the glass glasses.

initial ideas ;

quote : all religions,art and sciences are branches of the same tree. [Albert Einstein]

a glass with a test tube inside for the trunk of the tree representing science, paint brushes for the branches to represent art and bible pages hanging off the breaches to represent religion. or religious symbols. depending on which one works the best.

quote : A confession has to be part of your new year [ Wittgenstein]

a smashed glass bleeding out 'happy new year' confetti . the smashed glass representing the confession and the confetti celebrating the beginning of a new year.

I'm going to find out how to pint on glass and either have some kind of text on the glass either the quote or text representing a section of the quote. which ever fits better with that indualvidual model.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

for the 15th mondays meeting with m.j. howard i have read through many quotes that i have found by various philophers and i have started coming up with ideas to repersent these quotes by using objects or drawing animations.

i have three different ideas at the moment of what to produce


  1. a animated short film about the quotes. not really any structure of a story line but various animation sections that shows the quotes in a visual why.
  2. to produce a video of photographs, taking each word of the quote and using a object to show that word such as a photo of a tree to represent the word tree, and also thinking about the more obscene words in more depth to show them in a more unusal ways. i will also have a narrators voice over the video saying the quotes.
  3. produce several photography images. black and white photography to visually represent the quotes.

john Hyalt

John Hyalt is a sucluptuer/painting artists and has produse varies pices such as the famous windbinds set in the center of manchester surronding the big wheel.

his resent work was viewing nature in spirals and how everything is made up from sprils.

Monday, 15 December 2008


monday meeting today was taken by michel Howed. M.J.Howard.

he talked about a trip that we will be taking in march where we go to the moores of glossip and walk around that same places that philopher Wittgenstein walked around when inventing his flying machine.

there we fly kites and other flying objects that are wind powered to fly.after we atten a event in a pub where we listen to poems,music and watch animation that poeple have produces about philosphy and wittgenstein.

howard talked about wittgensteins life and creations and that at first he thought philphy was wrong and pointless as he said the quote ' the world is everything that is the case'. meaning that this is the world, what you see is the case and that we should get on with life and not try to understand it anymore than it is.
he then went on about his belives and philosophy and the books that he wrote.

i found all this very intersting and it inspired me to invole philosphy and quote said by them in to my own work and creat a animation of some sort to do with the quotes.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

had tutorial with hazel today to show my work to he.

positive feed back to the cav cup idea but would look more professional and creative if i printed the text on from a professional outlet for example 'Tescos'

price £6.82
thinking of more ideas about the video such as an animation on the sink filling up with washing and then being washed again,taps flowing.
taking a photo of each persons book cases... could be a video on it's own viewing the fact that every one has the same lay out in there rooms but use it in different way.. some people use a book case for books. some using it for teddy's and things such as alcohole,Cd's,DVDs,teddy's,photos and so forth.
Althogether i'm happy with the project and i need to complete the following before next week
photos of washing up riseing and falling
photos of peoples book cases
possibly .... photos of people sinks