My major project for the MA was to develop a site specific artwork for the Colonnade Gallery where were to exhibit examples of our work at the end of the course. My research into the space revealed that glass exhibits there compete for attention against the south faces of buildings and objects opposite. I resolved to make those external visual distractions the subjects of my work.
I developed the idea of placing images in my work that viewers could align with actual objects in the landscape such as clocks, chimney pots, windows, a cupola, a bench. My work invited viewers to consider what they were actually looking at; the landscape, the glass surface decoration or in some cases the frame. My challenge was to create imagery that would be strong enough to stand out against the background and yet be transparent enough for visual interactions to occur. The work was simple in concept but complex in practice, allowing a number of surface and distant images within each panel to be synchronised from a range of positions within the gallery. The images here show the frames I produced in order to develop full size cartoons for the artwork.