I am experimenting with the first scene, but i am leaning more and more towards my mono prints at the moment and these experiments will allow me to see if perhaps i am working in the wrong method for this particular project or perhaps if there is a new method i can use to improve my work.
i created 12 paper beds using ink, in a very loose style and using black and white because i want to use specifically gender neutral colours to promote ideas of feminism in this story. I enjoyed making them and the looked quite effective but when i went to try and arrange them in a basic white room set up- they didn’t look right, the shot was too long and narrow but the size of the beds prevented me from creating the set i had envisioned. So now i have had another idea about how to composition this scene, and a more abstract modern way of doing it because i am now worrying that the sets i’m trying to create are too safe and traditional, and maybe for my story to reflect truly feminist ideas i should get away from these “doll house like” sets that represent traditional female methods of play, and do a more modern composition . I will be creating this in my next blog post alog with a selection of quick drawings outlining the ideas.