Thursday, 3 December 2009

Kingston: Weather Research

This latest project will need alot of research and experimentation. For an early idea I'm thinking of the Aztecs and how they linked the weather with religion. After doing some quick net research I've discovered that there were Gods dedicated to different roles and that most had a link with the sun and the most commonly known Aztec Sun God - Quetzalcoatl. This Sun God had a lot of power and choice over who would succeed him, giving them tests to pass inevitably ending in death.

The artistic skill granted to the Aztecs is outstanding, such delicacy in their patterns and forms. A form I have seen plenty of is the circle this cylindrical form offers a meaning to the way that the Aztecs thought about the Gods and the weather cycles.

I want to play around with the beautiful forms and patterns created by the aztecs and providing that i can find appropriate research, create my own hopefully leading to a more developed, concise idea.

- Work with traditional designs; meanings of patterns and shapes.
- Apply to tattoo, stone, print, sketch, plaster, wax?
- Colour pallette; research which colours relate to weather.

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