My overall theme for the coursework section of the GCSE was ‘Natural Forms’ from this brief I decided to do my topic on animals that then evolved into characters with human bodies and animal heads. The majority of my topic has been on making, photographing and editing a rat mask. This I used to symbolize the rat race in modern society and I have started to put Barbra Kruger style quotes over the top of these photos.
My plan for the mock was to have a pencil and graphite drawing of the subject of the photo (the rat) and have the background in watercolour paints. Over the top of this I will put a slogan over the top with blue and white card. I ended up deciding on the slogan ‘#rat race again…’ this is because the photo is a selfie style photo so it links in with how social media contributes to the rat race mentality with snap chat streaks etc.
I am about to pack my bags ready for tomorrow morning, the mock is 5 hours split over the whole school day. We get normal lunch and breaks and finish on time like always so it is basically just a day of art. I’m kind of looking forwards to it, it should be very relaxing.