It’s been one of those days, you know when you try everything possible to have the most productive day ever and 6 hours later you find two sheets of sketches and not a lot more! Here’s to the next five hours and I hope I can be slightly more productive than earlier.
So last weekend I found myself drawn to battle ropes, these things are no walk in the park. Incredibly hard work but I do love them. I also love the idea of using rope in my new jewellery collection so it seemed appropriate to add this video as a bit of inspo and also to document my thoughts!
Right, enough procrastination lets get back to the drawing board!
I started thinking about how bodyweight and placement of pieces would effect our form and increase muscle definition. Highlighting areas that change and become more prominent. It is useful to know how a weighted piece may effect the body, either enhancing aesthetics or complicating.
My ideas have developed to pieces that possess a form of resistance to increase muscle definition. Using fitness cords and ropes that attached to silver and concrete, emphasising the environment that inspires me.
Tomorrow my plan is to collate more imagery, taking fresh photos at the gym and sketching again before creating sample pieces in my chosen materials.
As part of my research its important that I create and collect media to help inspire my new jewellery collection. I want to capture movement and form whilst exercising and using weights. The following videos are the beginning of my research.
I’ve told my story a million times and each time I find myself triggering new emotions and memories. 2014 was the worst year of my life because my Mum was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma grade 4 brain tumour. It was such a devastating time for my family and I and it came as such as shock.