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Inital Idea: My Dad and I – As my dad is a surrealist and realist painter and has been in the fine art industry his whole life I came up with working on a collaboration with him. Many things can be brought into this subject matter, such as overlay of paint onto a printed photo, personal matters from family history, personal emotions from my point of view as well as my dads, close up and personal photos of both of us in the current day and even using the images and having my dad paint half of the image in his own surrealist or realist way. I really like the thought of this idea as it can provoke emotional responses out of the viewer, can take me completely out of my comfort zone as its something I’ve never done before and I can demonstrate my ability to create a long distance collaboration through time management and creativity.
Throughout this project I will be broadening my mind to the endless possibilities that this project has to offer, initially by looking into Liverpool and his hometown as well as my own and creating a contrast to where we both live now. Then I can slowly move onto objects, personal matters such as illness or an open theme of what is going on inside our heads, family history and a demonstration of our bond. Then for additional work I can then work towards mixed media, developing my working stages towards painting and using materials as well as photographic practice to demonstrate both of our styles of work in our creative fields.
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