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Classical styles

Methods in Netsuke modeling

My early preparations during summer has lead me to sketch up new ideas of modeling diagrams in a more larger scale, like turning a normal object into something mysterious but huge beyond anything then I could ever produce in three dimensional. Primary method into large structures were searching for answers on Japanese influence into various hybrids or monsters known in their own culture, as they were told in stories, ancient artifacts and folklore tales of what could inspire me to develop new diagrams of planning with my next resources of wooden carving and blending with two materials I mostly used in last years Doodle hybrids.

New technique of large-scale netsuke experimentation:

  • Start of plan on my own diagrams of shaping regular animals into unseen Japanese monsters
  • Investigate on new artists of Niki de Saint Phalle and Auguste Forestier
  • Practice on doodle sculpting in skeletal wooden figures and combine with various materials used in handmade
  • Study on Netsukes/Pokémon influence into my own model’s details
  • Manipulate with chicken wires and fabric-hessian dips in plaster
  • Work on prototypes towards my masterpiece for exhibition near Christmas and Degree show- end of term 3

Evidence on large scale methods:

Rice Straw Sculptures in Japan Turn Farming Debris into Art
Rice Straw Animal Sculptures from the 2017 Wara Art Festival | Spoon &  Tamago

These are the early works in wooden straws that meant to resemble a lion and gorilla, which it said to have mentioned in many different forms of animals as Japanese would describe them as kaiju or in translation giant monsters and it had filled my inspiration of building my year 3 models in such big scales.

Mostly to resemble a replica of my chosen monster that comes from different periods or cultures meant to examine on their legacy of being gods among mankind like some creatures of Pokemon were legendary like noting we ever heard or seen in our world and monsters I’ve remember from childhood which are brought into the realty of Monster-verse films via Godzilla and Kong universes.

For my term 1 project to take effect I started to craft my first prototype form of a wooden skeleton as if this method could be identical shape of the Trojan-horse. Giving my model’s appearance of a lion while drawing my blueprints in sketchbook of what I’d gathered in resources of plaster equipment and put them all together to make a perfection of a fiery-power replica of Solgaleo.

Method in Netsuke diagram of my prototype: Blazing-Solgaleo:

After finishing my prototype I begin to make a second alpha of the gorilla, which shows me a reflection to a childhood celestial titan called King-Kong like throughout his battles with ancient monsters like all kinds of predators even rivals whom to had crossed paths once. That I do the same in plaster with an added marble eyes, followed with doodle colouring to my Grillaboom figure in a jungle habitat next to his arch-rival’s home-turf of ignited flame desert with Blazing-Solgaleo.

Using Petrit Halilaj’s knowledge of visual stage arts, I’d crafted several props of two half’s of both fiery desert and blossoming rainforest and at wherever they roam across lands or regions their elemental powers would spread as they walked on the very earth humans felt in their presence.

Term 2 development of Elemental-beasts phase 2-Nighttime theme leading to the path of the Degree-Show:

Animals of the night garden: Meet your nocturnal wildlife
Lunala | Pokédex
Primary figure of Lunala replica of combined bat DNA to be my Masterpiece
Elusive Jaguar.... - null | Jaguar animal, Rainforest animals, Pets cats
Bill to Greatly Expand Wolf Hunting in Idaho Heads to Governor | The  Scientist Magazine®
Pokemon Lycanroc PNG Image | Transparent PNG Free Download on SeekPNG
Galapagos Giant Tortoises - The Giant Saddle Back Tortoise
Red-Eyed Tree Frog
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse director explains the 42 Easter egg -  Polygon

Medium/small size animals at night seem to wonder their habitats like forests, which my finalized model would hang near the moon at nighttime forest as if my Lunala replica was worshipped as a goddess of the moon.

My further diagram of a guardian dragon of my own like shaping him as one of my nighttime-creatures:

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3301 Practical-Sculpture arts

3301 Studio-Practical

Beginning year 3 projects to continue drawing my new blueprints which involves in large-scales developments, building my models to extensive heights instead of using reused-foam from last-year. Focusing onto skeletal methods leading to searching for woodworks near the design-wing, plasterworks near reception asking technicians-Robin and Nick for advice around equipment.

  • Showing my diagrams to craft my prototypes of lion/gorilla replicas
  • Characteristics of mythical-animals within Japanese-culture
  • Experimenting Pokemon-evolutions for their large-scales to manipulate in AV-Loans workshops
  • Molded my prototypes in plaster, giving them perfect appearances
  • Smooth-trimming their outer-surface
  • Making them look mythical
  • Wooden-shaver to trim wood-surface
  • Add stronger wood with another piece
  • Wood-glue and drill together
  • Stabilise body of work without breaking-apart
  • Covered via chicken-wire, giving them appearances
  • Hessian-fabric to wrap my models dipped in plaster
  • Doodle-paint in black lines around bodies and colour-patterning
  • Almost building a familiar-model of a Trojan-Horse

Manipulating with metal-wiring is easy but with needed protection of reinforces-gloves avoiding cut/scratches carefully metal-bend these wires in several ways after another.

  • Shaping inner-structures into a creature of my imaginations, adapting to Japanese-influence
  • Gathering materials at B&Q warehouse
  • Molded all models in plaster getting them to studio, real challenge
  • Maximum 4 people to transport via trolley took a month in October

B&Q-Website: https://www.diy.com/

Direct-Fabric Website: https://fabric-direct.co.uk/fabric-shops-leicester/

  • Sightseeing in plaster-room to manufacture my large-scale figures
  • Used dipping combinations of hessian-fabric/ceramics-powder
  • Resulted in my models weigh a ton adjustments in trimming to ease their weight
  • Measuring weighs, lengths and height of each area of my replicas
  • Mixture of bright-acrylics to doodle-paint separate slots
  • Given my prototypes dazzling appearances in evolution sharing beauty/frightening results
  • Revealing Solgaleo/Rillaboom’s characteristics
  • Setting up a theatre-background with my monsters in a gurgle-match
  • Putting up a theatre turning my studio-space into a dueling stage to two-beasts fighting for territory
  • Attached marble eyes to my gorilla
  • Reflections of Legendary-Pokémon and Peter-Jackson’s King-Kong
  • Codenames: Blazing-Solgaleo and Grillboom
  • Two models sharing face to face of different-oppositions

Positioned my two-alphas staring face-to-face as ancient rivalry with each of their open-spaces at floor 9/Crit-room. Audience given me feedback, they really like my animals-presence even if hunted in wildlife.

  • Manufactured animal fur/patterning supplies
  • Mounted as living-trophies
  • Focusing on Petrit-Halilaj’s role of setting a home-turf stage with desert/rainforest props.
  • Using MDF hardwood to buzz-saw them into desert/forest props
  • Setting up fire/blooming-forest via two dueling-habitats
  • Once stabilized I’d coated them in white-paint then decorated
  • Sorting my visual-props once positioned near my beasts
  • Adjusting studio-lights given them inner dimensional state
  • Opportunity of putting on a visual-theatre
  • Studying on my phase 2 “Nocturnal-Beasts” to work on Solgaleo’s counterpart Lunala representing eternal-night throughout mix-media techniques

Term 1 project: Elemental-Beasts

Term 2/3 Nocturnal-Beasts:

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3302 Contextual

3302 Contextual-Studies

Over summer I researched practitioners into their methods of large-scale, given me motivation to assemble my new ceramics-models and doodle technique to craft gigantic collection of mixed-media within Netsuke-figurines.

Niki De Saint Phalle’s methods into monumental-figures in her academic role as French-artist:

  • Not just a personal-hobby but emotional feeling of living into sanctuary
  • Wanted freedom from fear/abused childhood-particularly her father
  • Inflicted her life before adulthood, traumatized Niki used rough techniques of shooting paintball liquids on unused-objects,
La Prairie patrocina la mostra di Niki de Saint Phalle al MoMa PS1 di New  York - Amica
Niki de Saint Phalle | Skull (Meditation Room) | Artsy
Niki de Saint Phalle - Why Bill has to be killed - Parkstone Art

Taken advantage of her abused life, Niki enhanced her ceramics of overcoming challenges, finding art careers, channeling her past-nightmares and which I could investigate her influence on monumental-figures.

  • Learning about her traumatized-life, building structures never witness as children would explore/climbing over them
  • Crowned-figures published at Tuscany countryside/Capalbio Italy as sculptural-park
  • Absorbing her technique to craft my Netsuke-beasts from mixed-media resources including wood, plaster and doodle-patterning
Niki de Saint Phalle and the Art of Tarot | MoMA
Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden | The New Yorker
Tarot Garden-Large scale park, Tuscany countryside 1966:

Books: Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tarot Garden 730.944/SAI

Weblinks: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/18/niki-de-saint-phalles-tarot-garden

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5111

Viewing on Auguste Forestier’s role in wooden-toys which I’d used his reflected craftsmanship of assembling skeletal figures:

  • My primary motive of doodle-ceramics were expanding my creations from small to big versions of Japanese-Netsukes
  • Niki’s influence within my critical-facts onto Japanese-cultural arts
  • Patterning on practical experiments in Pokemon-evolutions
Auguste Forestier created magical... - Outsider Art Fair | Facebook
Et Jean Dubuffet inventa l'Art Brut
Auguste Forestier - Artists - Outsider Art Fair

https://www.artbrut.ch/en_GB/author/forestier-auguste

Improving onto cartoon-arts to the next stage, Keith-Haring is best in his professional role as a doodle-artist. Most of his artworks were goofy in his imaginations, my last year’s creations were adaptable within illustrations to his advantages/strengths.

  • Haring’s creations having a strange-relationship blended by humorist characteristics might affect split-personalities
  • Spread influence into public society but have begun to fulfill his potential in early development when he was a child-oldest of four siblings

Keith-Haring’s doodle-developments/weblink:

https://www.haring.com/

Is your Keith Haring art fake? Here's how to tell... - News Without Politics
Keith Haring - 1000 Pieces |Yorkshire Jigsaw Store
KEITH HARING – ARTOSTOMY
Keith Haring's only museum is now free and virtual - News - Digital Arts
  • Admired Niki De Saint Phalle’s development in large scale monuments and her creation of Tarot-Garden
  • Assembling wooden skeletal prototypes giving my lion and gorilla’s appearance through metal-wiring/plaster-arts for stronger texture of Modroc
  • Putting together like Auguste Forestier’s methods as toy-maker, experimenting Netsuke’s evolution of Pokemon via mixed-media arts.
  • Influenced by Keith-Haring’s doodle technique
  • I’m bringing my creations to life in three-dimensional state
  • Selective works in acrylic almost a graffiti form of goofy-development
  • Setting up a stage of illustration-background much different from Haring’s New-York Subway experience.

Reading on a staging method of putting up a visual-theater Petrit-Halilaj’s role of developing a storytelling-artwork:

  • His creation of “Very volcanic over this green feather”
  • Originated from his family but Halilaj’s village were caught in Serbian-Kosovar civil-war and evacuated

Tate St Ives Exhibition:

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/exhibition/petrit-halilaj-very-volcanic-over-green-feather

https://www.artsy.net/artist/petrit-halilaj

Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather - Announcements -  e-flux
In Conversation with Petrit Halilaj | Talks : TANK Magazine
Petrit Halilaj: 'I started to live with fear on a daily basis' | Art | The  Guardian
Wonders, and Horrors, Drawn From Boyhood in a War Zone - The New York Times
Jean Dubuffet - Wikipedia
Jean Dubuffet: Trace of an Adventure | Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Jean Dubuffet | Milord (1971) | Available for Sale | Artsy
Fondation Jean Dubuffet, official website, L'Accueillant, 9080

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2021/event/jean-dubuffet-brutal-beauty

Searching into Jean Dubuffet who had a similar-connection when studying French-painting/sculpture due to idealistic form of directive aesthetics. Being embraced within so-called “low-art” might be traditional of adapting beauty in favor of more authentic and humanistic approach to image-making.

  • Well known into an art-movement called Art-Brut/Outsider-Art
  • Helps to maintain his role of academic-painting
  • Investigating oil-painting mixed with earth/handmade resources for French-doodle modeling

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Year 3 Diary and my influence of Doodle method

Year 3 Evaluation

After my completion of year 2 at De Montfort University, which gives me an opportunity to practice on my academic skills in foam craftsmanship once I’ve sketch up my new blueprints. This method involves in producing unseen doodle work of Niki de Saint Phalle, who has a difficult childhood following a tragic event of her abusive father when she was eleven years old, the aftermath of it has left Niki feeling unstable and disturbed when growing to adulthood.

But years ago since Niki had an uneasy life, she took to her new career of her rebirth into worlds of arts. because it can help change her life among the people, whilst I studied on Niki’s methods it revealed most of her work were used as primary source of psychological arts like fear is against her but enable’s to create a completely different form related to deeper emotions.

Developments of Niki de Saint Phalle’s research:

Niki de Saint Phalle - 20th Century & Contempo... June 2019 | Phillips
▷ Nana assise sur un serpent by Niki de Saint Phalle, 1984 | Sculpture |  Artsper (268987)
Niki de Saint Phalle - Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Work by Niki de Saint Phalle and Bruce High Quality Foundation - The New  York Times
  • Viewing on Niki’s models seems to had reacted to comedy effects like turning sad emotions into laughter
  • Help to clarify her troubled past to move ahead in her future of women rights
  • By examining her work of each figure were said to had adapted into the manipulation of cartoon effects, different details of coloured glass and how they look wacky via movement
  • Specializes into her interests of many themes like summer of serpents
Exhibition Preview: The Menil Collection's 'Niki de Saint Phalle in the  1960s' Opens This September | BlackBook
  • Niki’s method are sorts of using rage emotional to paint-shoot her work via shotgun only used in her rights in art
  • The splatted colours had gone all around most of the landscape parts once Niki just fired upon
  • Followed by Niki’s latest work she’d created a large sculptural park called Le jardin des tarots-The Tarot Garden
  • The inner workings of her park were incredible as if they been manipulated in both ceramics and glass-works like Art Nouveau
  • The park was originally constructed at Pescia Fiorentina, Capalbio, province of Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy in 1998
Royal Garden - Grotto Niki de Saint Phalle | Herrenhausen Gardens | Photos  for downloading | Press
Visiting the Tarot Garden by Niki de Saint Phalle: practical information
Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden | The New Yorker

Niki’s influence on Doodle structures and Tarot Garden exhibition:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/18/niki-de-saint-phalles-tarot-garden

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/niki-de-saint-phalle-1890

http://ilgiardinodeitarocchi.it/en/

Next up is investigating a rather curious figures called Netsuke, which are originated in Japan carving in the 17th century that the people wear on their clothes that lacks in pockets. By examining on the mini figures it is said they have a reflection of pocket monsters or in translation – Pokemon, because it meant to express a child’s imagination as if the Netsuke were collectibles used for catching creatures and also it must be a direct form to absorb in their scales into a more bigger appearance.

The reason I’am really fondled of these monster personalities, were about my talents of experimenting on Doodle Hybrids that I need to practice ideas on combining DNA’s of Pokemon’s appearances to my new array of hybrids and to analyse with their evolution scale whilst they are growing much larger than ever.

Methods in Netsuke craftsmanship:

  • Originated in the 17th century of wooden craftsmanship which is used to create miniature figures
  • Japanese people had worn these small objects on their clothes of festivals as an fun tradition
  • Meant to reflect on pocket-monsters also to be known as Pokemon and of course to inspire young generations of cartoon monsters via Japans hybrids from children’s imaginations
  • Normally they are severed as collectibles but also to adapt with their evolutions depending on how large they can be
  • To respond with my influence of doodle monster’s DNA
  • Followed by Pokemon’s behavior, personalities, all manner of forms and characteristics to experiment on
  • Eventually the Americans and Europeans have heard of Netsuke’s influence and collects them

Evidence of Netsuke attached as pockets:

What are Netsuke? | SAGEMONOYA
In The Art Of Netsuke, Tiny Toggles Tell Delightful Stories Of Japan : NPR
Gods and Demons - Netsuke
SAGEMONOYA Newsletter back Number Vol.9|SAGEMONOYA
Hand-Carved Chick Netsuke | Wooden Ornaments | Museum Selection
Sold Price: CARVED IVORY NETSUKE: Rabbit - Invalid date PDT

Reflection of Netsuke via Pokemon:

Gabite Pokemon Go: How to Catch
Garchomp Pokédex: stats, moves, evolution & locations | Pokémon Database
Rayquaza | Pokédex
Who is the strongest dragon-type Pokemon? - Quora
I hope this isn't an Electrode, because I need a Master Ball - Daily Pokemon  Review Day 207 - Shinx Line One of the premier Sinnoh mons, the Shinx  family is iconic
Pokémon Spectrum: How to Raise Pokémon: Riolu/Lucario
Pin by Michelle Garey on Pokemon Mega Evolutions | Mega evolution pokemon,  Pokemon art, Pokemon
Shiny Snivy Pokemon Go - April Community Day Easy Guide
Day 11 Krookodile and Shoutland | Pokémon Amino

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3301 Netsuke-Development

3301 Netsuke-Art

Studying onto my next project for year 3 to research with many sorts of cultural arts, which I’ve been looking at my primary source in Japanese meant to search their mysteries of spiritual and mythical arts like monsters which focuses on miniature sculptures called Netsuke.

Originated in a ancient-Japan over three hundred years, focused on their differences onto my own hybrid-appearances. Mainly to served both functional/aesthetic methods, fitted on Japanese-dresses because they wear traditional-clothes at summer festivals, funerals, weddings and graduations.

Original influence of Netsuke:

  • Originated in Ancient-Japan, three-hundred years
  • Meant on my interests into humorist-effects
  • Connected to Satoshi-Tajiri’s creation of Pokemon
  • Studied their evolutions due to Netsuke’s influence
  • Criticised Japanese’s mantle received by westerners-1854
  • Americans/Europeans discovered and started to gather-in netsuke
  • Served both functional/aesthetic methods when fitted on Japanese-clothing
  • Suspend their everyday-pockets amongst other items, replacing them with Obi-(sash)
  • Attached these Netsuke-figurines to festive-clothes at the opening/closing of sagemono

Information on Netsuke: https://www.netsuke.org/page-1125375

International Netsuke Society - FAQ
Collecting Guide: 5 things to know about Netsuke | Christie's
netsuke | British Museum

Methods used to portray the Netsuke in Japanese influence:

  • Naturally-found objects
  • Plants
  • Legends/Legendary heroes
  • Myths/Mystical beasts
  • Gods/Religious
  • Symbols
  • Daily activities
  • Myriad
  • Design vocabulary
  • Encompassing
  • Zodiacal animals

Motives in Netsuke-craftmanship:

Netsuke were among the beauty of Japanese-carvings decorated with different forms of elaborate-shaping, lacquer-work or rare/exotic materials.

  • Believed to be ancient-talismans, highly coveted/collective statures
  • Disappeared over their era’s of 19th/20th centuries
  • Directive-approach of Fine-Art affects in master-carvers for Japanese wood-crafting
  • Affected by industry both Japan and abroad stimulated in their productions
  • Low-artistic valves into mass-produced modeling of the creation of Netsuke regardless of age/origins

Resources used to carve into Japanese figures of Netsuke:

  • Ivory
  • Wood
  • Cherry wood
  • Bamboo
  • Amber
  • Stag antler
  • Pottery
  • Coral
  • Metal
  • Compacted of three-dimensional figures in three-inches high
  • Carved into hollow-bowl like modelling
  • Formally to shape into multiple items like Katabori, Anabori, Manju, Ryusa, Kagamibuta, Obi-hasami Sashi, Mask and Trick
  • Normally-animals are made illegal

Series of organized a collection of Netsuke around the globe, most of them are been exhibiting from multiple museums:

  • Los-Angeles, County-Museum of Art (LACMA)
  • Museum of Fine-Arts in Boston
  • National-Art Museum in Tokyo
  • British-Museum
  • Victoria and Albert-Museums, London
  • Excelling within LACMA-museum
  • United-States amounted 150 objects from the Raymond/Frances Bushell exhibition
  • Total of 600 Netsukes-collection
  • Louvre-Museum, Paris

Reveals many ways of netsuke might be a connection of viewing personalities within different hybrids. Telling their original-stories of monsters fitted into pockets and were now mentioned in present-period of Pokemon.

  • Combined with different-possibilities onto cross-species’s DNA
  • Childhood-imagination adapted in Pokemon-evolutions
  • Helps to reflect last-year’s “Doodle-hybrids” given me inspiration into Japanese-creatures
  • Children’s response to imaginative-animals.

Key methods of DNA samples taken from Pokemon stages:

Evolution from Froakie/Frogadier to Greninja:

Hopes Dim for Renewable Power From Ocean Waves and Tides - Bloomberg
ArtStation - Ninja/japanese Culture, Saran Kulab

Treecko to Grovyle and Sceptile to evolve/mega-evolve:

Why are Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile pure Grass types? - Quora
Forest Computer Wallpapers - Top Free Forest Computer Backgrounds -  WallpaperAccess
WEEKLY PICTURE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR, WEEK 1 : CultOfSnivy
Morbid Fantasy — Nature Dragon by Antonio J. Manzanedo (ajmanzanedo...

Chamander to Charmeleon and Charizard to evolve/mega-evolve and gigantamax taken to new heights:

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee - How to evolve every Pokémon
GAME's Mega Charizard event starts tomorrow. | Mega evolution, Pokemon,  Charizard
Gigantamax Charizard Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield #art #artwork  #gaming #videogames #gamer #gameart #conceptart #illustr… | Charizard art,  Pokemon art, Pokemon
99 Problems But A Dragon Ain't One | thezombieroom
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Classical styles

Classical influences used in sculpture

Throughout my journey into art were investigating into all kinds of cultural arts used to inspire my ideas to examine each of their histories, knowledge, details, scales and origins when using my manipulating skills to produce most replicas of hybrid arts. Then to adapt to how I would build my models in much scale that can cover the park or even a sculpture gallery grounds of my own.

First region of historical arts – Egypt

Studying on the first classical styles of Egyptian that I was really fond of its origins, next to their famous structures used to shape our inspirations in most of Egypt’s knowledge merged into arts.

Cultural methods developed in Egyptian:

  • Carved statures from stone or rock that represents gods
  • Pharaohs were known to symbolizes their rule of the region
  • Written methods used in Hieroglyphs among temples and tomb walls
  • Those whom have died were mummified into the afterlife which I had reflect with my modroc techniques
440 History - Egyptology ideas | ancient egypt, egypt, ancient
Why 2020 is the perfect time to visit the Land of the Pharaohs with your  Chamber | San Antonio Chamber
Egyptian Arts & Music | TOTA
statue | British Museum
Dozens of ancient coffins unveiled in Egypt
Mystery of the Rosetta Stone
Half-Day Small-Group Tour: Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx 2021
Write like a Pharaoh: Egyptian kids can now rock Hieroglyphics - Owlivers  Post

Second region of historical arts – Greece

My next research is the very origins of humanoid/monster appearances from Greek mythology, said to be the many wonders within many regions of ancient Greece where are famous statures to represent each of the 12 Olympian gods and the people worship them and pay tribute. From the Greek god who had created our world came the birth of mankind, came many of these legendary heroes known only of their story, bravery, courage and heroic deeds for their country and that the names of each warrior are told in stories.

The Twelve Olympian Gods - Θεϊκές εκδρομές στα Μετέωρα
Poseidon
Achilles - Troy by GalleryAB on DeviantArt
Greek Mythology: Hercules
Jason And The Argonauts, and more Greek myths - Den of Geek
Greek Mythology: Perseus
Theseus - king of Athens; son of Aethra (by two fathers: Poseidon and  Aegeus). | Greek and roman mythology, Ancient mythology, Mythology art

Following with my inspirations of hybrids appeared in all kinds of humanoid arts, because they were known by the Greek people as monsters and how they said to be feared by their behavior rage. From my point of examining my imaginary monsters to build up ideas of combining with the creature’s differences from DNA, like say wings, armored details, scales of how they stand tall and also to explain each of my monstrous effects whilst bring them into reality as 3D models.

Methods in Greek Mythology:

  • Many of these famous statues were originally carved from clay or stone
  • People who had worshipped gods via their prayers
  • Some of the statures seems to had talent like the discus to compete in old Olympics
  • Heroes of all were known by their courage written in stories
  • Hybrid monsters whom to had roam the world of ancient Greece
  • Creature’s behavior would react to people’s fear of difference of monstrous DNA
Greek Mythology Monsters: Full list and description
Chris Rahn: Conquering Manticore
Photobucket - Photo and image hosting, free photo galleries, photo editing.  | Medusa art, Medusa, Anne stokes art
Cerberus, hound of Hades. Not much can be found on Cerberus. He… | by  Mackenzie F. | Medium

Origins of Greek mythology website: https://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/olympians.html

https://greektraveltellers.com/blog/greek-mythology-monsters

Third region of historical arts – Aztecs

Reading on another civilization across the Atlantic ocean, where the land of the Aztecs were originally based at, sightseeing on the capital city of Tenochtitlan and how I can dig up their early roots of old mexico. The Aztec people are known to worship gods, used to carve from all sorts of materials like turquoise been mined in the Aztec caves and then to craft all kinds of artifacts.

But not only that it tells of the people who were sacrificed as rituals to their gods, because it was shown in ancient tradition as if so many had died during their fierce period and that at time of the very civilization was now known to be New Mexico. Before long the Spanish Conquistador named Hernan Cortes was sent by King Charles of Spain, to lead an expedition in 1519 to overthrow the ruler of Tenochtitlan-Montezuma II. after the Aztecs drove off Cortes’s army, they return in much greater force in 1921 to defeat the Aztec empire where most of the people were driven from their cities. Next to Montezuma’a imprisonment, Cortes’s army had raided the city’s temples of all treasures, overtime Hernan Cortes alongside his army had conquered the Aztec region and then constructed new cities across the country which has become known as Mexico.

The Great Aztec Temple | Discover Magazine
Capital City of Tenochtitlan
Hernando Cortes - Stock Image - C009/3173 - Science Photo Library
Double-headed serpent – Smarthistory
British Museum's Aztec artefacts as evil as Nazi lampshades made from human  skin | Daily Mail Online
back-ornament (?); mosaic; human remains | British Museum
Aztec sun stone - Wikipedia
Ancient-Aztec-Artifacts-Ancient-Aztec-jaguar-shaped-cuauhxicalli Picture

Aztec civilization websites:

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/aztec-civilization/

https://www.worldhistory.org/Aztec_Civilization/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hernan-Cortes

https://www.ranker.com/list/whoa-aztec-artifacts/will-morgan-1

Fourth region of historical arts – Japanese

Reading on my final influence of what inspires me throughout my artist journey called Japanese, which I’ve been looking at over early summer to describe with the mysteries of cultures said to understand in myth legends long before Japan became the land of the rising sun and what gives me a form of curiosity to examine this case of ancient traditions used in all sorts of secretly methods.

Methods of Japanese culture used within their period:

  • Ancient societies of warriors like Ninjas, Samurai, Shoguns and Ronin
  • Mysteries told of unseen monsters said to had roam the wilds of Japan
  • Dragons were mentioned of their wisdom and rage of power across their culture’s stories
  • Also that of old periods of Japan meets modern technology
  • Became popular of colour effects used in their own cartoon series
  • Miniature figures called Netsuke are a reflection of pocket monsters or in translate Pokemon
Japanese temples: 17 stunning shrines travelers will love | CNN Travel
Boutique Japan - Immersive Japan Luxury Travel
Beautiful symbolism of the power of nature | 📸 | Japan photography, Japan  travel, Aesthetic japan
Snake Eyes vs Red Hood (Pre-52) - Battles - Comic Vine
Animated Pictures of Ninja
The Way of the Warrior: Samurais and Spirituality | The Review of Religions
Bushido Karate Club - What are Samurai
This Japanese Netflix series is touted as the next 'Game of Thrones' and  it'll be about samurais and shoguns - Entertainment
The Many Things "47 Ronin" Gets Wrong About Shogun-Era Japan (And the One  Thing It Gets Right) | History News Network
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Fashion and Function: The Art of Netsuke Carving | Springfield Museums
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Japanese influence between ancient and modern websites:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/in-search-of-japanese-roots

https://www.wa-pedia.com/history/origins_japanese_people.shtml

https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2127.html

https://www.netsuke.org/page-1125375

https://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokedex/

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French methods in sculpturing Niki de Saint Phalle's influence

Auguste Forestier

In my investigation into the next sculptor called Auguste Forestier, who begins his career in France during the 20th century. This gives Forestier a ability to carve magical objects which is a different kind of approach into human-made manipulation and can also be influenced by clarify and categorization.

When studying on Forester’s research into wooden model experiments, like I was examining on Jury-Rigged Assemblages almost if I’m mistaken for inventory of otherworldly via toy collection.

Methods in Forestier’s techniques:

  • Viewing on these strange but wonderful models carved from wooden materials
  • Most of his work on reptilian relatives seems to react with my two figures of Lizzie long-tail box
  • A soldier figure riding a horse has a unique approach to it’s culture since a historical event of the French Revolution
  • Using miniature ways of manufacturing with all manner of structures like vehicles, tools and a wide of themes based only into fantastical bestiary
  • All of his life’s work were originally crafted and also conjured from wooden resources at the time of his imprisonment at St. Alban psychiatric hospital
Épinglé sur Art: Auguste Forestier
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Forestier’s website: https://www.outsiderartfair.com/artists/auguste-forestier

Forestier was originally born from a farm in the year of 1887 at the Southeastern Lozere region of France, He also mentioned with enthralled plots involving with trains which leads him into trouble in 1914. Because his arrest were the reason he had placed an amount of pebbles on rail-tracks causing trains to derail, his action had landed him into curiosity at St. Alban psychiatric hospital at aged 27 and remained there until he died in 1958.

Overtime since Forestier’s imprisonment he had worked at a warehouse, kitchen and also to adapt with bust and medallions. During mid-1930s he began to craft his wooden objects into toy models for children of hospital employees, This reaction had an increasingly role of being complex to become an artist, who meant to go in great lengths or even depths of what gives me the potential manufacturing, build, shape and adorn his methods into old toys into something imaginary as figures just like my Lizzie long=tail box figures.

Imaginary themes used in Forestier’s experiment:

Collection de l'Art Brut - Forestier, Auguste
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13 autor: Forestier, Auguste - abcd-artbrut.org - art brut

Describing with my French sculptor’s imaginary ideas which can create boats, winged creatures and different sorts of decorated generals that has a reflected side of Napoleon Bonaparte also to manufactured with buttons, string, tape, leather and even bones/teeth originated of certain mammals.

  • Said to had to carve their own personalizes with a life of my own creations
  • Took to his work seriously as he is meant to established a small workshop for use of perspective way
  • Able to adapt to his constructive approach of batched elements needed to influence Forestier’s role with such developments of wooden arts related with foam resources
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Niki de Saint Phalle's influence

Niki de Saint Phalle’s research

Reading on a new project to continue my experiments into all kinds of cartoon arts, which gives me a critical direction of searching online for Niki de Saint Phalle. During my investigation onto Saint Phalle’s work were to explain her influence with multiple ideas, involving in the handling destructive forms of painting and how it might affect movement towards her artworks.

Basically to examine Saint Phalle’s methods:

  • Almost if her models seems to reflect onto humorist arts
  • Primary genre in Doodle arts is Comedy
  • Shown to develop her own way of abstraction
  • Describes on being one of fewer female monumental sculptors
  • Social commitment/model manipulation involving with large-scale designs like public arts

Niki de Saint Phalle:

Niki De Saint Phalle - The story of a free woman - YouTube

Born: 29th October 1930, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Died: 21st May 2002, La Jolia, California, United States

Periods: Modern art, Nouveau realisme

At the start of her journey when I’ve been searching online, Saint Phalle was originally named Catherine Marie-Agnes Fal de Saint Phalle. From her life as a sculptor she had a dramatic event that affected her after an assaulted by father at the age of 11 years old. The outcome of it leaves Niki unstable and disturbed, she took an opportunity of dancing since meeting an owner of modeling agency. Which Saint Phalle had agreed to take part of modelling followed by heavily encouraged by Hugh Weiss – American painter and to continue with fashion references at the manufacturing of biggest magazines.

After her career in fashion she’d retied at the age of 25 so that Niki would focus on becoming an artist although having a trouble life of being unaware of bad people.

Since starting into sculpture, Saint Phalle had been travelling in different regions between France and United States of America. But due to her suffering effects of a nervous breakdown at 22 – 1953 being sent to psychiatric hospital, to be operated into memory-altering electroshock treatment and through some of the toughest encouragements from psychiatrists Saint Phalle devoted herself to primary subject of art.

Niki De Saint Phalle’s life of feminist sculptural career:

Beginning on using the development into Niki’s methods of feminist modeling in a madhouse as she learnt on what to adapt on translating with emotions:

  • Fear
  • Hope
  • Joy

Followed by her journey she’d encountered any themes of inspiration involved in Saint Phalle’s history:

  • Knights of S’en Fout during the crusade
  • Tells the stories of Joan of Arc
  • meant to imaginative with medieval beasts
  • Shown against her fear of snakes at the event of “The Summer of Serpents”
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Niki de SaintPhalle | Serpent (1981 - 1982) | MutualArt
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On her new path of creation which had to involve onto depression of how to overcome the hatred of corruption, it meant to drawn with tumultuous period whilst launched into Niki’s technique and to outsmart her traumatized childhood through doodle painting and sculpture.

Les Tis (the shots) exhibition 1961:

https://miratudor.com/2016/09/03/niki-de-saint-phalles-shooting-paintings/

The gun-toting female artist who inspired Dior's latest show Womenswear |  Dazed

In her exhibition of Les Tis (the shots) which had taken place at 1961, this involves on handling an shotgun to fire paintball rounds on her displaying prototypes as if she is mentally painting without handmade. That is the very reason of how she is expressing her own creativity in a emotional way – A form of charged explosions of abstraction.

Her critical role of building her childhood influence not only to made her work worldwide famous, she also provided her visual approach to help face her inner demons.

Mainly to engaged with the committed of the campaign:

  • Racial Segregation
  • Social injustices
  • AID
  • Women’s rights

Mentioned of many discovered a more deeper form into feminine world, as a result Saint Phalle’s art had become a critical inspiration of sharing a connection to feminist methods. Meant onto both sensual and empowering ways to help criticise conservative and traditional values, also she’d produced her very own structures of doodle feminist. Mainly to adapt onto a slightly approach to derogation French term during youth, it might be a direct influence of building such wonders of large-scales and it could be inspired by her close friend – Clarice Rivers. From Saint Phalle’s talent of a simultaneously method into painting, sculptor and film-director, by piecing together in most methods of autobiographical which had a heavy impact on her family.

Niki’s exhibition: Le Jardin des Tarots – 1962

http://ilgiardinodeitarocchi.it/en/

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  • Channeling from the absorbsion of anger and trauma at her childhood experience
  • Inspired by Gaudi’s Parc Guell-Barcelona Niki had created her huge sculptural park called Le Jardin des Tarot in Capalbio, Tuscany
  • Responded to her creation of her monumental modelling were originally inspired by Tarot Cards
  • Crafted from huge materials of ceramic, mosaic and glass
  • Most of her colourful work are up to fifteen metres high and were habitable
  • Helped to build her own artist residency at the construction of the park
  • Almost she’s building her work at the park in much large-scales that I could practice with them for my year 3 project

As years passed Saint Phalle had been working on various kinds of materials which are known to her violated health and safety guidelines, mainly to explain on its incredibly toxic fumes in daily basis and resulted to her suffered from influmed lungs at the cause of polyester dust whilst carving her sculptures.

  • Her work had simultaneously saved her and passed away
  • Died from respiratory failure in 2002 – aged 71

Saint Phalle’s websites:

https://nikidesaintphalle.org/

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5111

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Origins of Mexican development Year 2: Sculpture

Day of the Dead origins in Mexico

In my approach of reviewing on one of my favorite holiday events, but in a inspiring way to do practical modelling from a primary genre of comedy to combine with a theme that goes bump in the night or spooky arts to reflect onto my sculptural journey in year 2.

From my chosen path to research on certain holiday’s in different countries/regions, is what I had examined into a country of Mexico because its culture are used to influence our thoughts of emotions like its focused on memories of whose who passed away during lifetimes. Which I found Mexican arts very fascinated to look at, because their festival arts had me fond of aesthetic colours to produce on any items or products like skeletons and skulls and the Mexican people named Día de los Muertos or translate in English – Day of the Dead celebrated every year on 2nd November 2021.

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When reading on the origins of Mexican’s Day of the Dead, are about digging up its roots of going into their early contemporary arts amongst many heritage throughout the United States. It once happened around 3,000 years ago where the Aztecs honored with their deceased in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. In my critical response of how they originally used to examine on death, like when a person dies they travel to Chicunamictlan in most cases Land of the Dead where souls went on a journey to their final resting place.

Day of the Dead origins/website: https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/day-of-the-dead

After my investigation onto Mexican’s origins involving with Day of the Dead, I felt the emotion of festive joy/sad when someone passed away but its our way of honoring the dead. To remember their love-ones family members brings the offerings of food, water and accessories to aid the deceased on their journey and that helps to keep their memories alive.

At my response into Mexican’s influence of festival arts, are what I could use my doodle techniques to transform my old-fashioned shoes into something zaniness like laughter and my manufacture of foam materials/equipment. Then to combine with cartoon patterns in acrylic methods to make them like 4D models, like the Mexican people used to decorate the graves as their beloved burial place and to absorb the festival’s love of colourful arts to skeletons appearance of pale textures also to use illustrations in my expressions into comedy development onto my Simpsons telephone models.

Culture influences in Mexican arts:

  • Mexican version of Halloween
  • Festival parties and parades
  • Border between spirit and real worlds
  • Offerings brought to burial graves
  • Reflected on Disney’s film Coco (2017)
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Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) in Mexico | Traveler's Blog 2020

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Contextual Research

Contextual diary 2

Moving onto my next slot of hybrid practitioners, who has influenced me of their recent techniques used to reflect on my original search in various genres like they are shown into stories and even from legends that are adapted to humanoid-arts.

Different genres of Hybrid movement:

  • Fantasy
  • Folklore-tales
  • Original animals in Greek and Egyptian Mythology

Reading on Kate Clark’s work on experimental models of transfusing a human face to a animal bodies, they meant to acknowledged to her primary theme of natural instincts which are also used for contemporary art and these can be absorb into my personally of face carving textures of humanoid skin patterns to have an impact with my related references of Na’vi people/Avatar.

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Kate Clark
Kate Clark
Kate Clark | Ellen Miller Gallery

Viewing on Clark’s work in transfusion of human faces to animal bodies, they really share to my inspiration of becoming a animal but some people might had fearphobia about this reaction and she showcased her models in her exhibitions.

Clark’s Exhibitions:

  • Solo show: Claire Oliver Gallery in New York (2008)
  • Group show: Aldrich Museum of contemporary art

Clark’s website: https://www.kateclark.com/artist-statement

Next up is Damien Hirst who was one of the young British artists to had achieve his way of manipulating on unnatural effects used in UK arts during the 1990s and is also an collector of interviewing with most of his models have an increased costs from his buyers.

His key elements are based on death which are kind of harsh, but its his direct way of being famous of a series of animal models incased in glassed boxes. At Hirst’s influence onto a reflected technique in “Spin Paintings”, which he created on a spinning circular surface and uses “Spot Painting” in random coloured circles.

Animal models incased in glass boxes:

  • Shark
  • Sheep
  • Cowl

Viewed at Hirst’s Exhibition: UCCA Center for Contemporary art

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Hirst’s website: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/damien-hirst-2308

Looking at Walton Ford who is a American artist had been researching into monumental watercolors that is blended with editioned prints, as his technique are primary used on historical arts which is how both animals and hybrid creatures are treated as equals amongst intersection of human culture/natural-world.

Seeing Ford’s technique on large-scale paintings mainly to use his influence of illustration effects onto animals or hybrids, because it would seem his creatures are in a condition of their jungle or forest homes been destroyed by humans followed by forcing against an animal’s will of enslavement and what could impact into my environmental state for my humanoid inspiration.

Ford’s website: https://www.kasmingallery.com/artist/walton-ford

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Endangered Animal? Assessing the Light Sensitivity of Walton Ford's “Oso  Dorado” | Inside the MFAH | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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