such a cute short film with a modern love story, I thought the almost fairy tale like way in which it was narrated was really affective and gave so much information in a short space of time with out being overly complicated.
This is my favourite animation that i was made to watch in a physics lesson at school in year 7, I’m not sure what relevance it had to our lesson but I’m glad to have been introduced to the film as its now my ultimate favourite.
The film is about an elderly lady, Madame Souza who instils in her grandson Champion, whom has a love for cycling and becomes a road racer later in his life. During his race in the Tour De France he is kidnapped along with other competitors. Madame Souza along with her dog goes to find champion and travels to Belleville, where she is taken in by three crazy women who used to be a trio jazz band ‘The Triplets of Belleville’.
Not only do i find the story line adorable and heart warming but i love that there is no speech in the film, there are sound affects and murmuring sounds for when the main characters speak.
The sounds track is also authentic and signature to the french cartoon.
I like how the animation is slightly jumpy between movements i feel it shows the intricate making of the film. The stylisation of the characters is over exaggerated for example, Champion has enormous, twisted, muscular legs and a body the width of a pin. I find the style individual and it all accumulates to the blurry, bleak but amusing atmosphere of the film.
Final Draft- A short pop-up book animation I made, the film illustrates the small differences we can make in order to be more eco friendly. The bicycles are a man made invention that save so much energy and bring down pollution levels from car emissions, they are easy to use and look cute so why not do the small things to help out.
Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art in 1986, Andy has now completed over 70 projects across a wide range of disciplines across the UK and internationally.
His distinctive hand-crafted figurative sculptures combine traditional dexterity with contemporary fabrication techniques, and range in scale from 3 to 30 metres in height.
He works with regular teams of structural engineers, fabricators, haulage & crane operators, lighting designers and a host of other specialist professionals to create striking landmark artworks.
“The Kelpies : Artist Statement
The title and theme of The Kelpies as mystical water-borne equine creatures was inherited at the outset of the project, almost eight years ago. Since then it has evolved dramatically and in the process the ethos and function has shifted from the original concept. Falkirk was my father’s home town and that inherited link to the town has been one of my driving inspirations. A sense of deep personal legacy has informed my thinking from the outset, with old family connections anchoring me to the project. As an artist I frequently tackle the theme of equine sculpture in my practice. My horse based works are always rooted in a socio-historical relevance or respond to a brief from the client. In almost every project they are related to the site, the audience, history or a combination of themes.”
And Scott’s work is also displayed in The Trinity SHopping Centre-
My favourite work of Scott’s is ‘Arrria’. The sculpture can be found in Cumbernauld, and was made because the aria wanted an iconic landmark for its landscape. The design of the sculpture is based on the original meaning of Cumbernauld, the Gaelic “cumer nan allt”,which means the coming together of waters. I also appreciate the involvement of light in the sculpture, it reminds me of ‘The Angel of The North’ statue in Durham
“Murphy’s work is interdisciplinary, employing a diverse
range of media, techniques and skills. He is concerned
with creating a dialogue with our surroundings and each
Using familiar objects and themes to depict and examine
the world, he seeks to alter the original context of his
subject so they appear simultaneously both familiar and
unfamiliar, to encourage and stimulate a sense of
questioning from the viewer.”
“My work comprises of installations, paintings and sculptures. Some of it is site specific. My most recent research
and work explores the transformation of everyday objects and architectural forms into states between instant recognition
and ambiguity, figuration and abstraction. Within this, colour plays a very important part; for the past 5 years I have been
using a predefined range of seven chromatic colours. This palette can be incorporated into large-scale architectural
work such as ‘Strata’ to smaller sculptural pieces like ‘Horizon line. Colours are used to change and challenge the
original contexts of existing objects and buildings.
My work uses both colour and repetition to outline form and context. I often produce a series of works examining the
same theme or subject. From work such as ‘Portrait of an Artist’ to ‘Chevron’ repetition of the same core image
allows for greater levels examination.”
I love Murphy’s use of colour in all his work, it brings a sense of playfulness to his work which is controversial to his sensitive topics. His project with birds relates to my idea of brining pigeons to Millennium Square.
My self directed project board where I collect inspiring images, videos and links that a relatable to my project.