Reflection on research

In the course of my research this week, I taught myself a lot of research methods, and I understood every link between them. I started with the snakes of the mythical stories in my own culture, and I showed that the way our nation was taught was from snakes to other animals of our nation, such as eagles. It shows the family relationship of the nation. This is one of my ideas: start from one point and think of another point and begin to go deeper. Such a survey as a whole is thinking, and will not be interrupted. In a very broad way to complete their own understanding of culture, and then from a few of their favorite points to proceed and then go deep. Over the course of this week's research, I've actually learned at best to think about the relationship between myself and the culture, as an understanding of the culture of my own country:


How do I translate the relationship between myself and culture into an art form, how I understand my relationship with culture and country, and whether I can define a culture or culture in my own way? I began to think about these questions. From the thinking process to explain their next research direction, each time after a period of research, I will repeatedly understand the feelings and then proceed to the next step. Many of these developments are difficult for me to continue because I don't think I can fully interpret the concepts I want to express, so I have some of my own paintings or collages to try to express my emotions and feelings. 

After a week of research, I felt I still lacked some ideas and management and how to completely typeset my creations. In the future research, I may first list all the directions of my own research, record development, and compare which part I understand more deeply, so as to facilitate myself to better sort out my ideas, and find the final result.




At the beginning of the project, we shared and sorted out the previous research content with others, and in the process of sharing it with others, I got a better idea of my research step by step. I've also learned some different research methods from other places, such as collecting materials directly from the site and adding them to the collage, or looking at the culture of my country from an outsider's point of view. 

Their sharing also gave me a lot of inspiration about my own culture research direction. I also felt a conflict and power between the cultures of other countries. After that, we chose our favorite graphics and texture from our own research, and developed from texture and graphics. In the course of previous research, I searched all the places in London and found some interesting details. For example, a texture on a wall or a color relationship between the door handle and the entire wall.


After the afternoon, we used our own materials to combine it into a sculpture. I was interested in a blue iron plate, and I thought the metal gloss on it was very beautiful. Combining it with an abandoned iron mesh and weaving wool onto it was device that I completed. This device gives me a lot of inspiration, the device from different angles has a different three-dimensional shape, and the combination of the line can be very directly linked to the production of the fabric. 


We drew the details in the way of my print and we got a new print from the fabric. The teacher thought that I got the new pattern very well, suggested that I continue to make printings, so I continued to develop it. I'm going to continue to combine this print with the fabric, and this whole process has allowed me to complete a constant shift between ideas. Let me learn a lot of ways and thinking back and forth to continue the development of a process. I also plan to project the fabric onto my body to make a profile. I'm going to continue over the weekend with a combination of what I've developed and think about how this can be done in a human body.



On the last day, the teacher told us to start with weaving. We knitted in pairs with the wires we own, and created a fabric using a combination of different materials and different weaving methods. In the process, I combined the traditional way of weaving with the traditional way of knot, and presented the fabric in a more diversified way.

Where it has a very dense place and a very empty place, it's the way I refer to the print I've made before, and that's where I've learned another kind of conversion. At the same time, my classmates also gave me a lot of new inspiration, such as using some other colors to brighten the fabric to make it more harmonious. Then we put the fabric on the projection table and the details of the fabric were magnified to the wall.


Location research development

And what's new to me is that some of the relationships that people have in London, for example, people are very lonely, and this has a big conflict with the culture of my nation. So I tried to put together the sacrificial pictures I wanted to continue to develop and the pictures of the city in London. This contrast serves as a point of further development.

I added the texture of the city of London to traditional Inner Mongolia pattern and created a pattern of the culture I now accept. After that, I got some new insights from my teacher's conversation with me. For example, I could continue to investigate some more interesting acts of sacrifice, which could bring some clothing profiles or fabric inspiration in the future. This is very helpful to me.


We then used some information given by device and research in the past to make simples of some fabric. I chose to combine this color with the previous color. I chose dark blue and brown and black because they blend more perfectly, giving the fabric a sense of unity between the fabric. I left a space between the fabric and woven it in a row to show the traditional patterns I had studied. In it, I also increased light by using what I learned in my color story, for example, adding gold and brown to the darker fabric, or using a transparent line in a deeper place to calm. In the process, I had a reflection on my simple and felt that my simple lacked detail. So in the later improvements to simple, I added a bit of embroidery to the simple, brightening it with a little bright beads to make the whole fabric look more refined from the whole and the details.


Color story

This project is a continuation of the previous project, in which we have classified plastic in different colors that everyone brought and combined the power of everyone to create a very long color card. Everyone in different groups combined each color in a different way to tell a story in a color way. In the process I found many interesting combinations of colors, such as peppermint and purple, or brown and orange. This is a combination of colors that I didn't think of at all, which allows us to describe that emotion in a color way, and I have a new understanding of color recognition and combination. 


Self study day

On Wednesday, I continued to create a series of prints in this way, and I got some inspiration for making fabrics from this print, and I was going to follow up on its movement, on the advice of my mentor. 

So I made some fabric samples. I like some of the weaving methods of our traditional dress, and we use the weaving method to make simple, so the form of sample is similar to the sacrificial clothing I studied. So I can wear simple on my body to extract its motion for later development. I also want the colors in print to be added to my sample production to make the series more complete. In the process, I learned to convert my work to one another, to get more results in a wider way, to get more inspiration and more ways to make them.


Half OROP design

Today we re-examine how to translate our previous achievements into printings. We first extracted three patterns that were combined with the previous research, and then put them in the middle of a A4 paper, and reassembled the A4 paper to create a very large print, which is a method called half orop design.

 This is a method I specially learnt, in the process of making this way, I have a new understanding of the combination of patterns. Let me have a new way of turning the previous research process into a working piece. When I was making print, I started thinking about a division of its whole picture, how to match the colors in a reasonable way, how to mix the details with the big ones.



To the end, I would like to figure out twenty-four points, such as printing, detail, and patterns, that made me very attractive. In the production on Wednesday, I would combine the twenty-four points to make the next step. I was going to end with a slightly larger fabric or dress for this project. So I used the traditional inner Mongolia to combine the full profile that I've been looking for before. With the development of the fabric on Tuesday, a set of clothes that I think about the Shaman's cultural impact was made. The color of the whole dress was too dark, so I added the blue and bright yellow to my study according to my study of the color. The details are embedded in some of the reflective beads or line segments, allowing the entire garment to look dark and black as a whole, but in the light of the sun some of the light will be emitted. This makes the fabric more interesting, and it's a conflict of detail and overall vision. I learned from the process of continuous research and development, and felt different fabric making ways, which is very helpful for me. I've been quick to make these fabrics, and I'm going to do some development, and this development is to combine the dots in my previous research. 



I think the combination of these small dots I've abandoned is very interesting. In the previous collage I talked about some of the effects of animals such as snakes and sheep on our lives in my culture. I found a piece of cloth that was woven between squares, and I used a needle to loosen the connection between the cloths, so that it felt very snake-like in the body. And then the feathers and the wool are connected with the wire and the pearl, and the harmony of colors of the feathers and the wool is found, and the whole clothes are made out. The garment has a lot of animal hair on it, but this ecology makes it a balance. In the process of making this dress, I learned how to use some materials to make a transformation to the fabric, and how to achieve a peace between one and the whole. After the presentation is complete, we'll have a group discussion. At the time of my statement, I had received some feedback from the members of the group. They suggested that I also join some of my thoughts on the way to the study and do not use a single collage to do the research, which will help me to think and understand more in the course of the investigation. They also pointed out a discontinuity between my research and post-development, and there was no clear indication of which one of my final results came from. This is a loophole in my own problem.

 In the end, I reflect on myself and find that I am not proficient in the use of color, and I still lack the idea in the process of development. I can also think wider, to think of more things to put it into practice. I should understand more about the use of some colors, the whole process of a connection and thinking, which I hope I can improve in the future.