Degree show proposal

What is your anticipated work? (Please briefly describe your pieces).

My work for the degree show is two pieces which focus on the system created by starlings called, murmurations. The first will be a hanging sculpture which will involve a projector set up behind the piece to project a video through on to a blank space on the wall behind. The second will be a series of prints which will be placed in a similar way, on the wall, to the patterns created in murmurations.


What is the title of your work?



What is the medium of your work?

Cast resin, plastic mesh, cotton string, glue, bamboo sticks

(Still unsure how the prints will be displayed)


What are likely to be the measurements of your work? (e.g 20cm x 40 cm).

(cube sculpture) 30 x 30³

(prints) still unsure of the sizes


What is the intended presentation? Might there be specific hanging / installation requirements? 

A wall will display the prints and the video projection.

The sculpture will be hung a distance from the wall depending on the size of the wall provided. I will also require extra space behind the hanging sculpture to allow a projector to be set up.


What kind of work do you think might work well next to your work?

Sculpture based work and work that is primarily black and white (not vivid coloured work)


Where do you think your work might work well?

Against a studio wall or near a corner wall space


How much space would you like around your work? 

I would like enough space for people to walk around the sculpture without having to worry about knocking anyone’s work.



Are there any definite requirements for your work? (e.g. a dark room)

I will need a darker space for the projection, however I will still need to be able to see the prints.


Can you think of any other important requirements? 

I will need extension cables or access to wall sockets due to the fact I will need to plug in a projector and possibly a laptop.”


Black & White Smoke Edits

After editing all the smoke images, i noticed that once i had edited them to black and white, the resemblance to the murmurations was evident. So i began to play with the composition to make the photos resemble the natural system by attempting to make the flow look like it builds from the bottom to the top.

Smoke Photography x2

I decided i wanted to try and take some more photos of smoke, but this time using specific videos projecting through the smoke. I found a video on YouTube which worked well for what i was trying to achieve, however because it was one block colour, it didn’t allow for any difference in the smoke shapes that were created.

This was the first video i used, but none of the photos were strong enough to use with my work. the incense was also flowing and rising too quickly to photograph, as a result, most of the images quality was too poor to do anything with.


above is an example of one of the images that didn’t work with this video. The fact that the smoke is full green was not what i was trying to achieve. I was hoping that the in-between changes of the colours on the video would add more colour to the smoke. so instead i found a different video which used a lot of colour and tried again.

This is the second video i used which worked well with the photos, as seen in the images below. It gave a northern lights effect, especially when the smoke started rising and twirling around slowly.