My final outcomes are:
Three A3 posters with beautiful symmetrical designs made from macabre items, to demonstrate morbid curiosity by making morbidity alluring.
A cabinet of curiosities, displaying some of the most interesting looking, and symbolically relevant items used in the posters. The back of the cabinet is mirrored to complement the symmetrical nature of the posters.
Finally a folding A2 catalogue of the items in the cabinet, documenting what they are and how their presence represents morbid curiosity.
I was hoping to have heard back about whether or not I can exhibit human bones in the show before hand in. However, I am yet to hear from the relevant organisation.
Therefore the base of the cabinet is NOT LOAD BEARING. It is temporarily fixed down for hand in, but not fully secured in order to preserve the ability to edit the contents if necessary.
The cabinet must only be picked up by the bottom. I have printed an A3 notice and handed it in with the rest of my work with a contact no. incase of emergencies.
Laid out with the objects in the right place. Im very happy with how the mirror has come out. The reflections work really well, and give the piece and element of symmetry to link it with the posters.
This is the base coat of colour, lots of sanding and coats of paint and varnish follow.
Posters and catalogues are printed, the final touches are being put to my cabinet tonight. The following posts are what I have been doing this last week or so, when production took priority over blogging and my post have been relatively sparse.
I am collecting the mirror for the back of the cabinet today. I have had it cut to the right size. The mirror will reflect the layout of the physical objects in the cabinet, thus linking the cabinet with the symmetrical posters. The layout of the objects is in the same style as the symmetrical posters, but as there are only one on each item, the mirror will add another level of synchronicity to the different aspects of the project outcome.