Monday, 27 January 2014

Extending Practice

Level 4 student Wyman Babbage went to extraordinary lengths to fulfill an experiment based on his chosen book 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. This was for the Line and Colour Unit, which had students selecting a Penguin Classics book and developing a book cover for it. Wyman created a screen print of a tentacle that was 20 meters long. He says of his idea, 'the thought behind the print was to try and create 20,000 leagues in a roll, and to work on a bigger scale. The design is to be 20m long with a key and scale, converting 1m=1,000 leagues. I also had the idea of walking the print length whilst trying to narrate a quick version the story.' I think you will agree that this is a delightful and compelling print and a wonderful way to extend practice outside of the sketchbook.