Sunday, April 7, 2013
Commission for client The client wanted a porcupine design that would later translate into a pendant. However, her request was for an old Scandinavian style. Of the 6 eras that were distinct in the art of the Viking era, one of the least popular celebrated is the Ringerike style; even thought the second last era, it was overshadowed by the Urnes era, immediately succeeding it [and the Oseberg Era- the first era-, for it's rare, scarcity amount of artifact in comparison]. I decided to select this style since the content- a porcupine- could benefit visually from the characteristic "horns" that embellish most of the beastly figures. Since the execution of the design is very plain [in the sense that it was going to be a simple vector of the creation of the pendant], I decided to embellish it at least for the client. I made it look like one of my many illustration for University, when documenting the figures.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Commission for Client. The client wanted something that reflected certain aspects of her character, and so I helped her decide upon some symbolism that would be appropriate; The Carver- a symbol for the artisan/crafter The Moon- a dominantly feminine sign that went well with the kind of dialectic [opposites] she wanted, as well as association with water.