The Master of Arts (MA) Illustration course was started.
Our first project was called “7 Days”. We had to produce 7 small projects in this project. Every project should be finished in one day.
The Day 1 project was the reflection of the field trip we had together to the Waverley Abbey on 17 Sep.
I played with the materials I collected from the trip and practised monoprint. It was a lot of fun!
Then I made this piece below. I called it “The Birth”.
However, I didn’t realize that the Day 1 project should be a reflection of the trip at the time I created this one. As a result, I changed the image into this one below with the chestnut print.
The sycamore seeds represented our footsteps, and the chestnut print was covered by some mud I collected from the trip and symbolized the softness of the path. Also, the little stone at the upper-right corner was the Waverley Abbey. All the stuff along the path were those I collected while walking.
I enjoyed printing and playing with the leaves in class. If somebody asked me: “Are you having fun? I thought you’re taking classes.” I would answer: “Yes. We’re taking classes AND we’re having fun!”