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Name: Yanni Pitsillides
School: Queen Elizabeth's Boys School-Barnet
Year: Year 13
Inspiration: Working freely and openly but confined in order to produce a conclusive, resolved final piece was something that really liberated me in this project as opposed to past artwork. Exploring all aspects of its meaning and translation into different meanings, as opposed to simply the superficial appreciation- creating a new space infinitely inwards and outwards from the piece. A thought that seemed confusing initially but once understood I felt I was equipped with a new feeling and appreciation to further my artwork. Through using found objects my project became opportunistic and experimental; this allowed them to transform to the point that they become believable as a piece of art - distinguishing the line between a work of art and an object/material. Questions as to when an object becomes a piece of art. How my manipulations and changes can truly impact upon the reading of an object? It was this aspect of the project that I found enjoyably challenging - trying to find the point at which the work no longer looked like a mere piece of cardboard but something that instilled an emotion in the viewer or provoked a reaction.
Title: Float Box
Description: It was centered, initially, around a polystyrene packaging that I then dissected into three sections- this wasn’t a random act but more of an explorative process, which I felt, would make the packaging interesting and I could have more scope for ideas and presentation if I had three pieces. This linked to the idea and narrative as, by having three objects, there was a relationship between them and the development and transformation of them. They instantly reminded me of space objects and to really embrace this I decided to hang these objects and allow them to hover in space. They were far more interesting in this way as they were almost worlds or planets floating in space. The presentation was then a major issue for this aspect of the project. When photographing these pieces I was finding that a lot of our classroom mess was confusing the main material of the piece. I thus decided that placing the hanging objects in a dark room I would be able to photograph them more efficiently and have clearer images.
Width: 250 Height: 100 Depth: 50
Keywords: Architecture, Space, Darkness, Shadow/Light