In previous work I have developed an approach of creating associations using found items to generate visual practice. The methods used as part of my MA Graphic Arts Practice consisted of de constructing found artefacts, primarily found photographs, transcribing them into a visual narrative. I developed 28silverknowes.com as an exploration of found photography. During the project I became aware and interested in the construct nature of building narrative from the photography and began to form alternative theories and stories based on the body of photography.
I’m a final year student with a bold ethos - being good isn’t good enough. If I’m not in lectures you’ll find me working as a designer at Huddersfield Students Union, working on freelance projects or on the hockey pitch! Born and bred in North Wales, I moved to Huddersfield for university just over three years ago.
Hey, I’m Emma. I like type. I also like adventure and discovery which I always seem to find with the Argosy every time we dip into a new archive. Things fascinate me; ‘things’ could be anything from trains, catalogues, a plain tin of beans or even a row of street lamps. Anything that I can begin to imagine building a form and structure around I am drawn to. I see a thing, I build a grid around it then I fit in some type; and that’s when I can sit down and say today was a good day.
My interest lies in graphic design, motion graphic, animating and creating random things. The Last Argosy is a place of diverse creatives who are experts in different fields and I think that is a great opportunity to collaborate and enhance my own capabilities through exposure. If you are interested to collaborate with me drop me an email.
I love seeing the connections between artifacts and when there are none, creating them. Objects. . . connections . . . stories . . . . performance. I come from a Drama background, (BA Hons. University of Huddersfield), so developing narrative from found objects and archival material really excites me. Giving voice to our collection of inanimate object and exploring the stories they both suggest and could elude too.
I am an unashamed collector, my home is testament to that with papers from grandparents, parents and my own life that document everyday thoughts and transactions. I do not know whether they expected their private notes to be kept beyond their time, but this first hand evidence of personal histories is too valuable, for me, to discard.