Sunday, 24 March 2019

2019 #4 Topic Introduction: Tick Tock

 2019 Topic 4: Tick Tock


Keren here, with our next topic: Tick Tock. There are so many avenues we can go down with this theme; from literal to artistic and even surrealism.
Let's kick this off with a stunning exhibition that Emmanuelle Moureaux produced. It was all about representing the passing of time. He used 120,000 paper numerals and symbols that you pass through, just like time.


Representation of time is taken to another level by artist Agnes Boulloche. Look at all the details and the magical world she creates.


You may prefer to be inspired by a more literal representation of tick tock; I can imagine this clock recreated as an acrylic pour or a multi pulled print using a gel plate.

Perhaps you remember the trend for all things 'clock parts' a while back? This artist has created an incredible time piece with such a high level of skill and intricacy.


If you're going to create, there's nothing better than spending some time with a book! I love how they've designed it so simply and beautifully.


This next piece of art is entitled 'Tick Tock' and there is so much you can read into it. Notice all of those gorgeous textured cogs and wheels.


This journal incorporates a clock. Journals often record memories or thoughts at a particular time so this pretty project is doubly perfect.


Maybe you want to explore what time means to you and your family or friends? Think about different generational connections and how precious time is between them.


The sands of time and measuring time or time running out is perfectly represented by the hourglass. This is a stylish version that incorporates magnetism.


Perhaps you'd like to devise a project that is a social commentary too? This is about the destruction of time. There are so many ways that our modern lives both waste and destroy time.


I thought this next ATC piece incorporated so many themes and representations of 'tick tock' and does it in an utterly beautiful way.


Don't forget about the different elements in the theme. These cleverly curated earrings are a wonderful example of recycling. Something that I wish we could do with time itself!


Inger Harding has produced such a delicate ethereal version of the Altered Clock. She's taken a Christmas theme which is often a time that we try and immortalise in our memories or encapsulate in photographs.


I'm so glad you've spared the time to get to this point. I thought I'd leave you with a last quick look at a piece on the theme of play time. We often speak of playing as creatives and the process of art can feel like play.


We really hope that you've loved spending time browsing through our 'tick tock' examples and it inspires you to invest a little of your own time creating a piece linked with our 4th topic. There are some further tick tock ideas on this Pinterest page.

You're going to love the projects we have coming up for this topic. We are not doing the linked challenge  for 2019, so if you want to create along with us and this topic, please share on our social feeds so we can see what you get up to. The best places are Instagram @paperartsy or post in PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world! 

2 comments:

Miriam said...

Ooh fab topic choice. Love the inspiration you've found Keren.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

What a fantastic topic 'Tick Tock' a wide range of fabulous samples, I'm looking forward to seeing designer's project. xx

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