'Chimera' - mythical creatures

Chimeras can be found in legends, fairy-tales, and modern fables. They are often mythical creatures made of multiple animal parts that contain a special power or spiritual significance.

 

Initially, students created their chimera using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students drew their completed designs onto aluminium etching plates using an engraving needle. The plates were then seeped in ferric chloride; a mild acid that bites into the engraved lines, creating visible marks. Students used repeated lines and patterning effects to suggest multiple textures and to enhance a sense of three dimensionality in their creature.

 

Each student attempted to complete a small edition of prints using an etching press.  Ideally, each print in an edition is identical. Fastidious and uniform technical skills enable the students to create a clean and perfectly aligned print.

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vanitas

During Term 1 students were introduced to the topic of Still Life with particular focus on Dutch Vanitas and contemporary variations of still life. Vanitas still life emphasises the transience of life and certainty of death. This is often contrasted through symbolising wealth, death and power. 

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Dean Stein_Vanitas
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contemporary still life

Contemporary still life tends to focus in on the visual elements such as line, colour, form, space and texture. With this knowledge, students composed their own still life arrangements. Using skills acquired in soft lighting and DSLR photography, students captured their still life arrangements. The process was an exciting milestone for the class as it marked a new experience. 

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