So, for the start of the BA in Applied Media, we were set an introductory project where we had to produce a piece of work that interacts with the environment around us. This can be a piece of 'guerilla or environmental art' in the landscape or a more sculptural piece that we then record in which ever medium we desire, or a piece of media that incorporates the environment. When the rest of the group visited the woods at Crenver Grove, I was on holiday in Gran Canaria so I tried to adapt the brief to my specific location.  

There was alot of plantation on the walkway between Puerto Rico and Amadores, specifically cacti plants. After looking at the plants in detail, it became clear that they were full of graffiti carved onto the leaves. Cacti survive in a very dry environment without rainfall for weeks, sometimes months. When the rain does fall, cacti can retain and withhold enough water until the next bout of rain.  Obviously, if the plants are then damaged, this affects their ability to survive in these dry conditions.  I took a photo and after some post porduction in photoshop, I created a moving image showing the plant gradually becoming defaced. I felt that this was a very subtle but expressive way of conveying the problem of defaced cacti plants in the Canaries.

Defaced translated into Spanish is Desfigurado - it seemed a perfect title and needed no further explanation.

Was so thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph this beautiful house in St Ives. Boutique Beach House West, situated overlooking Porthmeor Beach, looked amazing with perfect blue skies and a white sandy beach as a backdrop.  The 5 bedroom property is perfect for families and is decorated and furnished to the highest possible standard. I took the opportunity to make a moving image piece, made up of only the stills that I had taken. This is the final piece. For more information or to book you can contact www.boutiquebeachhouse.co.uk. Enjoy. x

This ia a short moving image piece that I made for a college module. Using the soundtrack 'Early Days' written by John T Barber and sung by himself and the Missions Minstrels, I was able to capture the places in the song and show St Ives off in its beauty, at the same time. Many Thanks to Irene Tanner for allowing me to use the soundtrack. Hope you enjoy. xx

For our final module of the first year in 2015, we had the Fine Art Exhibition and we also had to create a Moving Image Production.  For this, I originally had an idea of a St Ives video - with old characters speaking in local dialect however, this didn’t quite go to plan so I decided to film the local Surf Life Saving training on the local beach. I am pleased with the final movie, despite it being so far away from my first idea, I enjoyed making it and hopefully, as I make more(?!) I’ll only get better. Hope you enjoy it. 

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