Thursday, 28 October 2010

my heart... my pendulum

"I've made out a will; I'm leaving myself"
by Simon Armitage

I've made out a will; I'm leaving myselfto the National Health. I'm sure they can usethe jellies and tubes and syrups and glues,the web of nerves and veins, the loaf of brains,and assortment of fillings and stitches and wounds,blood - a gallon exactly of bilberry soup -the chassis or cage or cathedral of bone;but not the heart, they can leave that alone.

They can have the lot, the whole stock:the loops and coils and sprockets and springs and rods,the twines and cords and strands,the face, the case, the cogs and the hands,

but not the pendulum, the ticker;leave that where it stops or hangs.
I love this poem, the description from Simon Armitage is amazing. For my 2nd project of the year i decided to illustrate this poem. I would like to apologise if this image offends anyone. This was a fun image to make, I had a few problems at the start as i made a leather heart to begin with but found out from a tutor that it need to be a stronger image. I then ordered a lambs heart which i then sewed up. I wanted to describe the last part of the poem, where the rest of the body is being taken away leaving the heart in the dark, where it's stopped.
Also as i said in my earlier blog i have set up the website for my 365 day photography project it is called Zeitgeist, follow the link please. I will get the images up soon :)
Copyright of Natasha Aldred

not tested on animals

I've finally got round to putting these images up. So I've finally started the third and final year at uni, scary! This time next year i will have hopefully graduated :) So for my first project to start the final year of i decided to re-package the boots 'natural collection' cosmetics brand. The original packaging i personally find boring and out of date, being a boots employee i see these items quite often. So let's jazz it up. Keeping to the natural theme and wanting to make the brand look more stylish and proffessional, i headed to the zoo for photographs and drawings. This was so fun! I also used feathers to print from to create soft delicate patterns :)
I really enjoyed this project and it's outcome :)
I will hopefully be updating this alot more quite soon, also i will be adding a new blog, which i will advertise on here, where i will hopefully complete a 365 day photography project, so look out for this space... It should start from the day before halloween, so look out for updates from the 31st october! lets get that camera clicking :) take care x x

Copyright of Natasha Aldred
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