RESEARCH TASK 2.5 SABINE TIMM

According to Sabine Timm’s Instagram page, she uses everyday items/ objects she has collected from the beach, flea markets and other places, to create faces. Her creations are very random, fun and playful.

Reference Links – Sabine Timm:

https://instagram.com/virgin_honey?igshid=t3f0w08em198

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/11/bread-faces-by-sabine-timm/

https://cuteandkids.com/enjoy/museums-art/the-thousand-faces-of-sabine-timm/

Although she creates a lot of faces, she also shares how she uses objects to create interesting combinations, for example:

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diary of a housewife

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carpet

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beach carpet

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organized

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organized

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childhood memories

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coloring the floor #takecarefortheocean

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beach book

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THE PROCESS:

Although I didn’t copy her examples, I decided to use the seashells I’ve collected from the beach over a couple of weeks.

I thought that it would be fun to try to make mandalas using seashells. I tried out different patterns/ designs. After a couple of efforts, I started enjoying it more and tried to add more detail.

When I uploaded these mandalas, I decided to add some photographs and video’s to show where I’ve been searching for seashells.

Reference Links:

https://pin.it/rhzaptxt2n2osm

REFLECTION:

I have enjoyed spending time outside while looking for seashells. I found that creating mandalas using seashells can be very therapeutic and calming.

I think it would be fun to create mandalas using other objects as well, for example: flowers/ leaves/ sticks; pebbles/ tiny mirrors/ glass beads; etc. I might try it out in the future.

I tried using shells of different sizes and colours. I found that the green, blue, purple and white shells showed the best when using the sand as ‘backdrop’. The other colours kind of blended into the sand and didn’t show that well.

I might be able to use these photographs of the mandalas as background images for some of my other illustrations in the future. It was fun incorporating objects and arranging them to make an image/ creation.

MY MANDALA creations:

NAME: Juanita du Toit

STUDENT NUMBER: 522438

COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks

The Open College of the Arts (University for the Creative Arts)

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