Studio Practice – Task 1: Still Life Pt 2

While thinking of how to construct my still life image, I started to look around my home for inspiration. That was when my bedside lamp caught my eye.

One of the main components of still life images is flowers.

flower_lamp

I then spotted a couple of glittery butterflies on my shelf. The butterfly is also often used within still life paintings as symbol of transformation & resurrection. It’s one of my own personal symbols & have butterfly representations within my home, either on coasters, bedding, cushion covers, crockery, etc.

My thoughts then went onto how I could possibly use these items as a central reference. My first was to possibly combine the lamp with dead flowers. Some things are eternal, but not alive – inanimate objects that are there just to be possessed. They’re not ‘real’, just manufactured representations of nature. Other elements I could include within my interpretation should be ephemeral (not lasting). Dead things remind us that life is made of fleeting moments that will not last.

Well, that’s a (cheerful!) start…

Criteria Ref: P1 & P4.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s