Mixed-Media on Paper

I have been wanting to incorporate the idea of a journey into my work, as the main purpose of my work is to represent my travels and experiences in Marrakesh. Also, I have been working from video, which have moved along my surroundings from the window of a vehicle in one long strip of image. So here, I have used an extended piece of paper which I moved from top to bottom to create.

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First layer using felt tip pens. The second layer is made with thin layers of gouache.

The idea of translucent layers will be prominent in my work – adding a kind of screen that obscures the image behind. This idea of it being hard to get to and boundaries between things.

Close up sections that I feel have good composition:

I then printed over the whole piece using using corrugated card, painting the strips of protruding material and then pressing it into the work. The act of this was challenging, a fear of ruining my work and covering up the effort I put into it. However, I wanted add another layer to create an idea of depth, chaos and less visibility.

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Developed close up sections:

The lines created are uneven, barely visible in some places and wet with paint in others, but this is an aspect I wanted. The imperfectness of the mosaic, architecture and design in Moroccan art is really interesting, especially how perfect and detailed the appearance is from afar.

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