Today in class we had group discussion about our 40 hours project, and I have decided to do my wind drawing project. I am really looking forward to this project as I think it is an interesting idea, and because I can leave the work for hours so I can get on with my portfolio preparation, but however I need to try out if this idea would work.
I first started experimenting different pens to see which is the most appropriate, and I have decided to use Berol Fine writer, because it is able to create fine lines, that are either lighter or darker, also the ink spreads a bit when left on the paper, this is how I want it to be because the wind wouldn't always be blowing.
after I have left the pen on the branches for 8 hours yesterday, I found that it is not the most suitable place, because it only records the wind from left and right, and I lost my pen...........
I did some research on artist who have done similar things, and I found one from Tim Knowles, he did a series of project called tree drawing, which is by tying the pen on the branches of trees, and let it paint on canvas, the outcome is amazing but I have got limited resources, it is a lot harder to find big trees that he used in his project, also I don't have any stands to support my paper, so I figured out a new why which is to tie the pen on string, and hanged it on the metal door outside.