Monday, 23 October 2017
I have an envelope filled with cuttings from magazines that I keep as visual research. They tend to be patterns, colour combinations, textures, shapes and designs that I am attracted to. The other day I was looking through the envelope and began to arrange images alongside each other and create a kind of visual layout board. I began to think about the comic books that I have been looking at, and the way that they rely on the layout to determine how something is read. It seems that I applied a similar strategy when placing images next to each other on the page. I was creating relationships between items and leading the eye round the board. It has been a really useful exercise to play with these arrangements, and they are more than visual research. I just haven't worked out what they are yet!