On Wednesday the 29th of November I visited St Fagons National Museum of History for some observational research to inspire my upcoming working images that I’m going to be developing for my story.
Below is my selected favourite photos from the day:
On this journey for experience I desired to feed my senses to physically live in the opening scenes of my story that start with my Grandma character, her house and the environment of the woods. When I was looking for inspiration for my Grandma’s house I was studying the old architecture, use of wooden furniture, window frames, tools and ornaments. The smell of the firewood burning was particularly a comforting and warm feeling that I appreciated when it came away with me on my clothes and sketchbook even after I had left. On this visit I was also searching for the scenery and environment of woodland so that I can sense and experience the surroundings for myself to see what my later character (Mary) see’s from a real and lived perspective.
A deeper reminder and closer understanding through observational drawing:
The intention of this research work will be used to liven my picture making with a juxtaposition of reality and imagination that will draw more interest to the threads of integrity of the image. This use of real experiences as the maker of the images will strengthen my results. Whereas the effect of the story when entirely made up would present no depth and a dubious relationship with the world we live in. This books multiple purpose is that it can invite the element of history and environment and excite these facts and ideas to the attention of my readers to also stimulate their own imaginations through my hopes of charm and wonder.