In My Mind brooch samples

This brooch sample idea thingy started it’s life as an Amanda Palmer song:

Amanda Palmer In My Mind

“In my mind
In a future five years from now
I’m a hundred and twenty pounds
And I never get hungover

Because I
Will be the picture of discipline
Never minding what state I’m in
And I will be someone I admire

And it’s funny how I imagined
That I would be that person now
But it does not seem to have happened
Maybe I’ve just forgotten how
To see
That I’m not exactly the person that I thought I’d be.

And in my mind
In the far-away here-and-now
I’ve become in-control somehow
And I never lose my wallet

Because I
Will be the picture of discipline
Never fucking-up anything
And I’ll be a good defensive driver

And it’s funny how I imagined
That I would be that person now
But it does not seem to have happened
Maybe I’ve just forgotten how
To see
That I’ll never be the person that I thought I’d be.

And in my mind
When I’m old I am beautiful,
Planting tulips and vegetables
Which I will mindfully watch over

Not like me now
I’m so busy with everything
That I don’t look at anything
But I’m sure I’ll look when I am older

And it’s funny how I imagined
That I could be that person now
That that’s not what I want
But that’s what I wanted
That I’d be giving up somehow
How strange to see
That I don’t want to be the person that I want to be.

And in my mind
I imagine so many things
Things that aren’t really happening
And when they put me in the ground

I’ll start pounding the lid,
Saying, “I haven’t finished yet,
I still have a tattoo to get,
It says, ‘I’m living in the moment'”.

And it’s funny how I imagined
That I could win this win-less fight
Maybe it isn’t all that funny
That I’ve been fighting all my life
But maybe I have to think it’s funny
If I want to live before I die
And maybe it’s funniest of all
To think I’ll die before I actually
See
That I am exactly the person that I want to be.

Fuck yes.

I am exactly the person that I want to be.”

Amanda Palmer In My Mind music video

Which I developed into a set of drawings.

The drawings focus on the removal and inclusion of text in ways that either add a mystery to the words that have been removed and therefore adding an increased sense of value onto them because they are no longer view-able or because the words are in the spaces/format that are not commonly dominated by writing norms it throws off the viewer and makes them really consider the words that have been manipulated.

They also look the forms and shapes of words as a grouping.

And the last image is a combination of the illustrative influences, that I have also looked at within the border crossings project, with the shapes of the words (and for those of you that don’t know her, it is a depiction of Amanda Palmer).

These images were taken away from an art context and transformed into more of a 3 dimensional jewellery design.

These designs then became my sample pieces.

In My Mind Brooch 1

In My Mind Brooch 2

In My Mind Brooch 3

What do you think of these sample pieces?

Chloe out.

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