The exam title is: Exploration and Discovery My mind-map shows my idea development and what topics I related to Exploration and Discovery.
6 Initial Ideas: Maps and Journeys Discovering Yourself Discovering Old Buildings Books Production Magnifying Objects I have asked myself a series of questions relating to my 6 initial ideas which will help me with my idea development and visual mind-maps.
IDEA 1 MAPS AND JOURNEYS • What are maps and journeys? (A map is a visual representation of an area—a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes) • What different types of maps are there? (There are 6 types of maps: climate maps, economic or resource maps, physical maps, political maps, road maps, typographic maps) • What are the most unusual sorts of maps? • What is the name of a mapmaker? (cartographer) • What is the function map? (journey from one place to another) • How and in what ways have other artists explored maps? (they document journeys they have taken and create patterns from their journeys. Richard Long goes on a journey and collects objects such as rocks. He then creates a sculpture from his collected items showing the result of his journey)
IDEA 2 DISCOVERING YOURSELF • Why do people discover themselves? (because they feel lost) • What ways do people discover themselves? (some people go away to ‘find’ themselves which normally involves a change of environment. mentally, physically, discover what they are good at) • When do you discover yourself? • (when you grow up, mental breakdowns, menopause) • In what ways have artists explored themselves (photograph parts of the body, unique elements of themselves)
IDEA 3 DISCOVERING OLD BUILDINGS • How do people discover old buildings? (architects) • At what age do buildings become classed as ‘old’? (when building techniques and styles change) • What types of old buildings are there? (churches, mosques, bombed houses, town halls, manor houses) • What is the most common historic building? (churches because they date back millions of years) • What are people called who discover buildings/ruins? (architects)
IDEA 4 BOOKS • What type of book designs are there? (hand made, computerized) • What type of books are there? (hard back, application books eg. ipods, Braille books for the blind) • Discovering the story inside the book (the cover normally reflects the story inside, people judge the book by its cover) • What is the most common form of book? (fiction books) • What materials are used in the process of handmade books? (deer parchment) • How many people read books a year? (1 in 4 people read no books in 2010, the average person reads two books a year)
I asked my peers how many books they read last year. Answers: 7, 1, 3, 4 The most common form of book they read was a text book. History of Books When wriAng systems were invented in ancient civiliDaAons, nearly everything that could be wriFen uponGstone, clay, tree bark, metal sheetsGwas used for wriAng. AlphabeAc wriAng emerged in Hgypt about I,JJJ years ago. The Ancient HgypAans would oKen write on papyrus, a plant grown along the Nile River. Famous Book Illustrators I have read all of Jacqueline Wilson’s books as a child. The main reason I began to read her books is because of the illustraAons on the front cover. I used to copy some of the illustraAons and my cartoon drawing style has been heavily inﬂuenced by them. The illustrator responsible for this is Nick RharraF. Sis book illustraAons are mainly focused to young children because of his simplisAc drawings and use of bright colours.
IDEA 5 PRODUCTION • "hat is the life cycle of produc2on? (eg. recycling) • How are objects created? (recycled objects, made out of carbon atoms, factories, hand made) • "hat is the most popular object created on produc2on? • "hat is the process of produc2on? • ?ypes of produc2on (in economics, ecology, objects, processes in the brain, body)
IDEA 6 MAGNIFYING OBJECTS • How are objects magniﬁed? (eg. using glass, spectacles) • What is the most common object to be magniﬁed? • What happens when you magnify objects? (they appear closer than they are) • Where are magnifying glasses used? (spectacles) • What ar?sts use magnifying objects? (salvador dali)