During my third week at Artcore, I began to work on a much larger scale, fusing together the plastic bags to create one large piece of material. I aim to produce a large-scale work which will be suspended so that it interacts with the space, air and light levels. I worked into the material by layering more material in areas to create variations in the translucency as some areas become more opaque, which then alters how light interacts with the material. I also began to use my heat gun to create intricate textures on the work which are revealed on closer inspection, therefore the piece can interact with the viewer in multiple ways; there will be the initial viewing of the whole piece where the scale will be felt and then the more intimate viewing which requires the viewer to move closer to the material.
As I have been using the heat gun I have allowed the material to shrink, curl, rip and crumple as a result of the process. In these areas the light now interacts differently than before and there are new textures to explore. By permitting the material to move as it is heated I am allowing it to make its own statement about its material presence.
We also had another group critique in which we discussed the curation of the space and our works in relation to each other. Due to the nature of my work I want it interact