Studying Illustration at Cardiff Metropolitan University 2015-18
Home Truths Development Work 1
On Thursday the 20th October I was directed to think about what home means to me and to explain/describe this feeling/memory to the person sat next to me for them to illustrate on a hand drawn and prepared plate template. This was an activity that I found useful for brainstorming, collaboration and practice of the circular form that we are going to be working with for this plate project.
The person sat by my side was my cousin Morgan Dowdall whose practice is Ceramics. I described to him that my most powerful sense of home wasn’t the country nor the house itself but the person living there who I have tons of cherishable and happy memories with, my most dearest friend, my favourite person in the world.. my mother.
I felt that this opportunity would be great for me to portray the love between a mother and daughter through loving moments I had and have with my mother and to also illustrate the rather funny personality of my mum through the work for my audience to laugh and relate.
Morgan had 5 minutes to illustrate within the plate template his interpretation of my personal memories of my mum and me that I discussed, shared and reflected on.
This very topic got us both smiling and laughing which was particularly insightful on the response that this concept would lead too.
Translating the work:
From this session I really grasped what home truly meant for me as I know my heart is very much powered by my mums love that she endlessly pours into me. Although being a personal expression of sharing the moments in my life I knew that the vast majority of people in the world with loving mothers could very much relate to this concept opening up to commercial potential being a universal theme.
The interpretation that Morgan created really helped me with laying my ideas down for me and developing from these starting points as I see them I can re-create ways to make them more easily readable to a wider audience.