For several years it has been a dream of mine to have an atelier, a workshop, a gallery, where I can both create and share my skills with others. Thanks to friends of friends I found a great spot to do just that in Saint Antonin Noble Val this year (2020).
Emancipated Body Expressions …a BA thesis in design, arts and crafts education, with specialization in drawing and visual communication. Research Question: How to photograph and draw emancipated body expressions, as a commission given by a dance and theater company?
Art project: How do I portray the dignity in someone so others can tell? Research technique: Investigative practice.
All depicted are sellers of the Norwegian street magazine =Oslo, equivalent to The Big Issue (UK). Reference photos by Dimitri Koutsomytis, =Oslo no. 4, 2005.
Assignment: Make an aesthetic architectural object of wood that consist of a pine box measuring 17 x 17 x 17 cm and a supporting wooden structure that is able to hold the box up from the ground (with the possibility of combining a few other materials).
Assignment: 1. Make salad cutlery from a fresh cut log, using mainly an axe and a knife. Technique: Whittling. 2. Make a small box. Technique: Steamed wood. 3. Make an object that can contain something. Technique: Steamed wood.