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I would very much like to explore the textures I have identified within the image. These would translate well into ceramic: different glazes could be used to achieve this. The image also suggest a map or an Ariel view. However these are just experiments that I shall have to leave here for the time being. They are warm ups for my main transcription which is going to be ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego.
The multi layered complex of Pavol Filonov’s would translate itself well to Figure 1. Filonov was obsessed with heads and in the majority of the artist’s compositions, he used his own as the model. In ‘Living Head’ 1924, the artist’s features almost merge into the background, whilst the nose has almost snout like proportion. Perhaps figure 1 could be worked in the same way: some features emerging, and some disappearing into the background. This would afford many different possibilities.
Figure 2 might benefit from the basketwork construction as used by Picasso in his composition ‘Seated Woman’ 1938. Here the artist was creating a skeleton shape by the use of weblike lines. As well as the possibility of transformation as a sculpture or a ceramic, this figure could be transformed into a 3D pen and ink drawing.
Figure 3 as Gustave Klimt’s ‘Tree of Life’, where the artist calls into question, the blackbird, symbol of death. Figure 3 could also be given a stylised effect and the tree bark that I derived from the positive and negative could be worked in sections to make a collage effect or style. This transcription would also work well with the different glazes that are used in ceramics.
This is the end of these transcription exercises.
The main one ‘Snow White and her Stepmother’ by Paula Rego is an extensive one, and coming soon…..