Whilst I’ve been gathering relevant research, I’ve been sketching and documenting various ideas. The general feeling is I want to create an experience, something that one can mentally interact with.
I’ve been considering multiple concepts, including those relating to locations around where I live:
- Coalite industry
- The Unknown
The now-derelict Bolsover coalite site was shut down more than a decade ago and is now a repulsive, contaminated scar on the land. Perhaps to create a sculpture related to the unfortunate events that happened?
Some notes I wrote down during the research were:
- “Going into something”
- “Fearful because of size”
- “Shallow light”
Using these notes and research I have begun to contextualise and understand better what I wish to convey. Minimalism is a key factor, stripping back to the essentials in order to erase all visual realism and achieve maximum impact. This creates a sense of mystery and uncertainty, leaving the audience to speculate and use their curiosity.